A primitive root; probably to be sleek, i.e. Glossy; hence (through the idea of polishing) to excogitate (as if forming in the mind) -- shine, think.
I. [עָשַׁת] verb smooth or shiny (?), si vera lectio (compare עֶשֶׁת); — only
Qal Perfect3plural עָֽשְׁתוּ שָֽׁמְנוּ Jeremiah 5:28 (figurative) they have grown fat, they are smooth (or shine, from fat); doubtful word, Thes conjecture עָֽשְׁרוּ have grown rich (compare ᵑ7 ᵑ6 ᵐ5), so Gie (but וַיַּעֲשִׁירוּ precedes, 5:27).
II. [עָשַׁת] verb Hithpa`el think (Aramaism: Biblical Aramaic Participleאִתְעַשַּׁת ᵑ7 עֲשִׁית,); —
Hithpa`el Imperfect3masculine singular א ׳יִתְעַשֵּׁת לָנוּ Jonah 1:6 perhaps God will give a thought to us (compare חשׁב Psalm 40:18).