Word Summary
ashesh: to waste away
Original Word: עָשֵׁשׁ
Transliteration: ashesh
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-shaysh')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to waste away
Meaning: to shrink, fail
Strong's Concordance
be consumed

A primitive root; probably to shrink, i.e. Fail -- be consumed.


H6244. ashesh

[עָשֵׁשׁ‎] verb waste away (compare Assyrian ašašu, moth; Arabic moth (-worm), eat (of moth; ? denominative); according to DePsalm 6:8 and others עָשֵׁשׁ‎ is denominative from עָשׁ‎, properly be moth-eaten, but improbable); **according to JacobZMG 1901, 141; ZAW 1902, 107 be dark, compare עשׁשׁאdarkness, in Christian-Palestinian Aramaic. —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular עֵינִי מִכַּעַם עָֽשְׁשָׁהPsalm 6:8 my eye is wasted from grief, = 31:10 (בְּכַעַס‎; + בִּטְנִי נַפְשִׁי,‎; 3 plural עָשֵׁ֫שׁוּ עֲצָמַי31:11.