3939. laanah
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laanah: wormwood
Original Word: לַעֲנָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: laanah
Phonetic Spelling: (lah-an-aw')
Short Definition: wormwood

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
NASB Translation
wormwood (8).

לַעֲנָה noun feminine wormwood (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic is curse (verb id.), so Nabataean לצנת (verb לען) compare CookGlossary); — only figurative of bitter things: — of perverted justice, Amos 5:7; Amos 6:12 ("" ראֹשׁ; of result of idolatry, Deuteronomy 29:17 ("" id.); of ׳יs chastisement Jeremiah 9:14 ("" מֵ֯ירֿאֹשׁ, Jeremiah 23:15 ("" id.), Lamentations 3:15 ("" מְרוֺרִים), Lamentations 3:19 ("" ראֹשׁ); simile of bitter (מָרָה) result of intercourse with strange woman Proverbs 5:4. — On wormwood (Artemisia absinthium, etc., Greek ἀψίθιον) compare Löw80f. 401, 421 TristrNat, Hist. Bib. 493.

לָעַע see לוע

לפד (√ of following; meaning unknown).

hemlock, wormwood

From an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed) -- hemlock, wormwood.

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