7991. shaliysh
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shaliysh: captain
Original Word: שָׁלִישׁ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: shaliysh
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-leesh')
Short Definition: captain

I. שָׁלִ(י)שׁ noun [masculine] third (part, i.e. of ephah? dubious), name of a measure; — for dust Isaiah 40:12, tears Psalm 80:6 (in figurative), adverb accusative measure-wise.

II. [שָׁלִישׁ] noun [masculine] plural שָֽׁלִשִׁים, a (three-stringed ? three-barred? three-corned?) musical instrument, perhaps a sistrum (so ᵑ9), or 'triangle' (RVm: compare PrinceEB iii. 3228), 1 Samuel 18:6 (+ בְּתֻמִּים).

III. שָׁלִישׁ noun masculine adjutant or officer (best explained as third man (in chariot), see especially HptBAS iv. 586 f. BenderZAW xxiii (1903), 19 WMMAs.u.Eur.329; see also KauM.N.,DPV.1904, 19; doubted by DiExodus 14:7 Baenib. Buhl14); — absolute ׳שׁ of king's personal attendant at court 2 Kings 7:2,17,19, suffix, military officer of king, שָֽׁלִשֹׁח 2 Kings 9:25, ָ(שׁלִישׁוֺ 2 Kings 15:25 (on abnormal ָ֯ see Ges§ 93xxii. 1. 133, 449, 495); plural שָֽׁלִישִׁים Ezekiel 23:15 + (sometimes שָֽׁלִשִׁם etc.) Ezekiel 23:23; Exodus 14:7; 2 Kings 10:25 (twice in verse), + (Qr) 2 Samuel 23:8 (> Kt שׁלשׁי), 1 Chronicles 11:11; 1 Chronicles 12:19 (18 van d. H.; Kt in both, שׁלושׁים), read in all three (ראֹשׁ) הַשִּׁלֹשָׁה chief of the three ᵐ5L We Dr Bu Now. — שָֽׁלִשִׁים Proverbs 22:20 Qr see שִׁלְשֹׁם.

captain, instrument of music, great lord, great measure, prince, three

Or shalowsh (1 Chron. 11:11; 12:18) {shaw- loshe'}; or shalosh (2 Sam. 23:13) {shaw-loshe'}; from shalowsh; a triple, i.e. (as a musical instrument) a triangle (or perhaps rather three-stringed lute); also (as an indefinite, great quantity) a three-fold measure (perhaps a treble ephah); also (as an officer) a general of the third rank (upward, i.e. The highest) -- captain, instrument of musick, (great) lord, (great) measure, prince, three (from the margin).

see HEBREW shalowsh

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