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shittah

[shit-uh] /ˈʃɪt ə/
noun, plural shittim
[shit-im] /ˈʃɪt ɪm/ (Show IPA),
shittahs.
1.
a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament.
Origin of shittah
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15, shittah is from the Hebrew word shiṭṭāh
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shittah

/ˈʃɪtə/
noun (pl) shittim (ˈʃɪtɪm), shittahs
1.
a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, thought to be either of two Asian acacias, Acacia seyal or A. tortilis, having close-grained yellow-brown wood
Word Origin
C17: from Hebrew shittāh; related to Egyptian sout acacia
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