Word Summary
sharsherah: chain
Original Word: שַׁרְשְׁרָה
Transliteration: sharsherah
Phonetic Spelling: (shar-sher-aw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: chain
Meaning: a chain, a garland
Strong's Concordance

From sharash (compare sharshah); a chain; (arch.) Probably a garland -- chain.

see HEBREW sharash

see HEBREW sharshah


H8333. sharsherah

[שַׁרְשְׁרָה‎] noun feminine (in spite of following suffix masculine Exodus 28:14, Ges§ 135o AlbrZAW xv (1895), 316, xvi (1896), 96) chain (Assyrian šaršarratu, chain, fetter; Mishna שַׁרְשָׁרוֺת‎, Talmud שַׁרְשׁוּרָא‎, Syriac , chain or rope of palm-leaves, etc., but also Late Hebrew שַׁלְשֶׁלֶתchain, שֵׁישְׁלָא ᵑ7‎, Syriac [whence Arabic , see Ethiopic ], (connection with ׳שַׁר‎ denied by NöB88W 56 Anm. 9)); — plural שַׁרְשְׁרוֺת‎, absolute 1 Kings 7:17 +, רֹת‎- absolute 2 Chronicles 3:15, construct Exodus 28:14 +, שַׁרְשֹׁת28:22 (either abbreviated or textual error); — chains of gold, like wreaths, attached to ephod 28:14 (twice in verse); 28:22; 39:15; ornaments on pillars at porch of temple 1 Kings 7:17 (שׁ מַעֲשֵׂה ׳גְּדִלִים‎), "" 2 Chronicles 3:15-16, (twice in verse).

שׁרשׁ‎ (apparently √ of following; DiJob 40:16 Buhl and others think = שׁרשׁר‎, √ שׁרר‎, compare שֹׁר‎, etc., Ethiopic nerve, muscle, whence שֹׁרֶשׁ‎ as root-fibre, but word very ancient, and this der,quite unproven; SchwZMG iii (1898), 140 f. compare Arabic ( by dissimilation), thorn-bush, hard, rough, rugged (of ground), ill-natured, cross; hence שֹׁרֶשׁ‎, from tough, gnarled root-fibres; Late Hebrew and Phoenician שרש‎, Assyrian šuršu, all root, Sabean שרס‎ (see Arabic above) root, foundation HomChr 124, אשרסfoundation DHMAMG xxix (1875), 606; xxxvii (1883), 415; Aramaic שׁוֺרְשָׁא‎, root).