Word Summary
chatsir: green grass, herbage
Original Word: חָצִיר
Transliteration: chatsir
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-tseer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: green grass, herbage
Meaning: green grass, herbage
Strong's Concordance
grass, hay, herb, leek

Perhaps originally the same as chatsiyr, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively) -- grass, hay, herb, leek.

see HEBREW chatsiyr


H2682. chatsir

II. חָצִירnoun masculineIsaiah 15:6 green grass, herbage, absolute חָצִירNumbers 11:5 16t.; construct חֲצִירIsaiah 37:27 = 2 Kings 19:26; Psalm 129:6; —

1 grass, as food for animals 1 Kings 18:5; Job 40:15; Psalm 104:14; 147:8; Proverbs 27:25 ("" דֶּשֶׁא‎ and עֵשֶׂב‎), Isaiah 15:6 ("" דֶּשֶׁא‎ and יֶרֶק‎); specifically of leeks (as still sometimes in Aramaic, see Löwpp. 226, 228) Numbers 11:5 (see Di); in simile of abundant growth Isaiah 44:4 (see ᵐ5‎ Ew Che); on 35:7 see I. חָצִירabove

2 as type of what is quickly perishing Job 8:12, hence figurative of perishing enemies גַּגּוֺת חֲצִירIsaiah 37:27 = 2 Kings 19:26 ("" עֵשֶׂב דֶּשֶׁא,‎), Psalm 129:6, i.e. having no depth of root; of wicked, soon to be cut down 37:2; with special reference to Israel's oppressors Isaiah 40:6 ("" [השׂרה‎] ציץ‎), 40:7 ("" id.), 40:7; 40:8 ("" id.), 51:12; in simile of frail man Psalm 90:5; man's days 103:15 ("" השׂדה ציץ‎).

IV. חצר‎ (assumed as √ for reduplication חצרצר‎ whence following; meaning unknown; perhaps onomatopoetic, see Thes Ol§§ 82 c.188 a Sta§124 b; see also LagOr ii.18).