Word Summary
reshith: beginning, chief
Original Word: רֵאשִׁית
Transliteration: reshith
Phonetic Spelling: (ray-sheeth')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: beginning, chief
Meaning: the first, in place, time, order, rank
Strong's Concordance
beginning, chiefest, firstfruits, part, time, principal thing

From the same as ro'sh; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) -- beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

see HEBREW ro'sh


H7225. reshith

[רֵאשִׁית‎] noun feminine beginning, chief (for *רְאֵשִׁית‎ NöGGA 1884, 1019, compare HolzHexateuch 465; Syriac ); — absolute ׳רDeuteronomy 33:21+, construct ׳רGenesis 10:10+, רֵשִׁיתDeuteronomy 11:12; suffix רֵאשִׁיתוֺEcclesiastes 7:8, רֵאשִׁתוֺJob 42:12, etc.; —

1.a beginning of kingdom Genesis 10:10 (J), year Deuteronomy 11:12, reign Jeremiah 26:1; 27:1; 28:1; 49:34;= first phase, step, or element in course of events Isaiah 46:10 (opposed to אַחֲרִית‎); of a thing (דָּבָר‎) Ecclesiastes 7:8 (opposed to id.); of sin Micah 1:13, strife Proverbs 17:14, wisdom Psalm 111:10, knowledge Proverbs 1:7 thy beginning Job 8:7 +?his beginning 42:12 (both opposed to אַחֲרִית‎), ׳ר‎ before clause, ׳בְּר א ׳בָּרָאGenesis 1:1 in the beginning when god created (> absolute in the beginning God created); ׳ר אֹנִי49:3 (poem) beginning (first product) of my manly vigour ("" כֹּחִי בְּכֹרִי‎ so Deuteronomy 21:17; Psalm 78:51 (both "" בְּכוֺת105:36; compare ׳ר אֵל דֵּרְכֵיJob 40:19 (of hippopotamus), ׳ר דַּרְכּוֺProverbs 8:22 (of wisdom);=first season (of a tree) Hosea 9:10; גּוֺיִם׳רNumbers 24:20 (JE), first, earliest, of nations.

b. first of fruits Exodus 23:19 (E), 34:26 (JE), Deuteronomy 26:2, 10; Ezekiel 44:30.a, of harvest Leviticus 23:10 (H), grain Deuteronomy 18:4; 2 Chronicles 31:5 dough Numbers 15:20-21, (P), Ezekiel 44:30b Nehemiah 10:38, wool Deuteronomy 18:4; of כָּלתְּֿבוּאָתֶ֑ךָProverbs 3:9; Israel is ׳ר תְּבוּאָתֹהJeremiah 2:3 (i.e. of ׳י‎s increase); ׳ר‎=first-fruits Leviticus 2:12 (P), Numbers 18:12 (P), Nehemiah 12:44; ׳ר הָאָרֶץEzekiel 48:14

2 first chief, Amos 6:1; ׳ר גְּבוּרָתָםJeremiah 49:35 (of bows); so apparently ׳ר עַמּוֺן בְּנֵיDaniel 11:41, i.e. the principal part of them (Buhl Marti conjecture שְׁאֵרִית‎ after ᵑ6‎); ׳ר מַשְׁאוֺתֵיכֶםEzekiel 20:40, i.e. your chief oblations; ׳ר שְׁמָנִיםAmos 6:6, i.e. choice oils; = choice part, of land Deuteronomy 33:21, offering 1 Samuel 2:29, הַחֵרֶם15:21; absolute chief thing Proverbs 4:7 (of wisdom).