Word Summary
shasa: to divide, cleave
Original Word: שָׁסַע
Transliteration: shasa
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-sah')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to divide, cleave
Meaning: to split, tear, to upbraid
Strong's Concordance
cleave, be cloven footed, rend, stay

A primitive root; to split or tear; figuratively, to upbraid -- cleave, (be) cloven ((footed)), rend, stay.


H8156. shasa

[שָׁסַע‎] verb divide, cleave (Late Hebrew Pi`el tear spart; ᵑ7Jer Pa`el Lamentations 3:11 tear in pieces (for HCT מִּשֵּׁחַ‎)); —

Qal Participle (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb שֶׁ֫סַע‎): masculine singular מַּרְסָה שֶׁסַע וְשֹׁסַעLeviticus 11:7 (P; on ׳שֹׁ‎ compare LagBN 84) cleaving the cleft of the hoof, i.e. having cloven hoof, so feminine singular שֹׁסַ֫עַת11:3, compare Deuteronomy 14:6; שֹׁסַ֫עַת אֵינֶנָּה שֶׁסַעLeviticus 11:26 (P); passive הַשְּׁסוּעָה הַמַּרְסָהDeuteronomy 14:7.

Pi`el tear in two, a lion, kid, Imperfect, Infinitive construct הַגְּדִי כְּשַׁסַּע וַיְשַׁסְּעֵהוּJudges 14:6; a bird (by, or at, its wings), Perfect3masculine singular consecutive אֹתוֺ וְשִׁסַּעLeviticus 1:17 (P); imperfect3masculine singular (בַּדְּבָרִים אֶתאֲֿנָשָׁיו‎) וַיְשַׁסַּע1 Samuel 24:8 gives too violent a meaning; probably corrupt for word = restrain, or the like Dr HPS, compare Bu Now (hesitantly).

שֶׁ֫סַעnoun [masculine] cleft; — as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with [ שָׁסַע‎], q. v.; absolute Leviticus 11:26, construct 11:3; 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:6.