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Meaning and etymology of the name Lasha

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Lasha is mentioned as a boundary of Canaan, the son of Ham, the son of Noah (Genesis 10:19).

The etymology of the name Lasha is unknown so we're left to guess. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names traces this name back to an unused Hebrew root, and a parallel Arabic word meaning to pierce, and reads Fissure. NOBS Study Bible Name List reads Bursting Forth. BDB Theological Dictionary makes no attempt.

Perhaps this name is a construct: le + sha.

The particle le (le), means to or towards. The segment sha may come from shaa (sha'a), meaning look at, regard, or shaa (sha'a'), meaning blinded, or shaa (sha'a') meaning sport, take delight in.

Whatever the original name giver meant to say with Lasha can no longer be determined, but it looks like To Be Viewed, To Be Blinded, or To Be Played With.



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