2814. chashah
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chashah: to be silent, inactive, or still
Original Word: חָשָׁה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chashah
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-shaw')
Short Definition: silent

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be silent, inactive, or still
NASB Translation
calmed (1), hushed (1), keep silent (4), keeping silent (1), kept (1), kept silent (1), refrained (1), silent (3), sit still (1), still (2), still doing nothing (1).

[חָשָׁה] verb be silent, inactive, still (chiefly in poetry and late) (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic in derivatives) —

Qal Imperfect2masculine singular תֶּחֱשֶׁה Psalm 28:1; Isaiah 64:11; אֶחֱשֶׁה Isaiah 62:1; Isaiah 65:6; יֶחֱשׁוּ Isaiah 62:6; וַיֶּחֱשׁוּ Psalm 107:29; — be silent Ecclesiastes 3:7 (opposed to לְדַבֵּר); Isaiah 62:1,6 (= neglect to speak); of ׳י i.e. be unresponsive Psalm 28:1 ("" חרשׁ); Isaiah 64:11 ("" הִתְאַמַּק); but Isaiah 65:6 of ׳י's keeping silence at iniquity, i.e. overlooking it (compare Isaiah 57:11 Hiph`il); of waves, be still Psalm 107:29 (subject גַּלֵּיהֶם).

Hiph`il Perfect הֶחֱשֵׁיתִי Psalm 39:3; Isaiah 42:14; Imperative הֶחֱשׁוּ 2 Kings 2:3,5; Participle מַחְשֶׁה Isaiah 57:11; plural מַחְשִׁים Judges 18:9 3t.; —

1 exhibit silence, be silent 2 Kings 2:3,5; 2 Kings 7:9; Psalm 39:3 (followed by מִטּוֺב, "" נֶאֱלַמְתִּי), figurative Isaiah 42:14 ("" אחרישׁ); of ׳י's being silent at iniquity Isaiah 57:11 (i.e. overlooking it, compare Qal Isaiah 65:5), possibly also is be silent, opposed to rescue, Ges Che Di Du.

2 shew inactivity Judges 18:9, מִקַּחַת ׳הח 1 Kings 22:3 Gilead is ours, and we shew inactivity so as not to take it.

3 causat. make still, quiet, followed by לְ, of direct object Nehemiah 8:11 (v:b הַסּוּ q. v.)

חֻשִׁים, חֻשָם see above.

hold peace, keep silence, be silent, be still

A primitive root; to hush or keep quiet -- hold peace, keep silence, be silent, (be) still.

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