Word Summary
yaash: to despair
Original Word: יָאַשׁ
Transliteration: yaash
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-ash')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to despair
Meaning: to desist, to despond
Strong's Concordance
cause to despair, one that is desperate, be no hope

A primitive root; to desist, i.e. (figuratively) to despond -- (cause to) despair, one that is desperate, be no hope.


H2976. yaash

[יָאַשׁ‎] verb despair (not in

Qal) (Late Hebrew Hithpa`el despair of, יֵאוּשׁdesperation; Aramaic Pa`el יָאֵשׁ‎, etc., make despair (so ᵑ7Ecclesiastes 2:20); Arabic despair) —

Niph`al Perfect וְנוֺאַש‎ consecutive 1 Samuel 27:1; Participle נוֺאָשׁJeremiah 2:25 3t.; — despair, לְבַקְּשֵׁנִי ׳וְנ שָׁאוּל מִמֶּנִּי1 Samuel 27:1 and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me; participle desperate, despairing, of Job, Job 6:26; elsewhere נוֺאָ֑שׁ‎ (following אמר‎) desperate! = there is no hope! Jeremiah 2:25; 18:12; Isaiah 57:10.

Pi`el Infinitive כָּלהֶֿעָמָל עַל אֶתלִֿבִּי לְיַאֵשׁEcclesiastes 2:20 to make my heart despair, concerning all the toil.

יאֹשִׁיָּה יאֹשִׁיָּ֫הוּ,‎ see below אשׁה‎ above