[ tahr-shish ]

  1. an ancient country, of uncertain location, mentioned in the Bible. 1 Kings 10:22.

Origin of Tarshish

From Late Latin Tharsis, from Greek Tharsís, from Hebrew Tarshīsh

Words Nearby Tarshish

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How to use Tarshish in a sentence

  • The description begins with Tarshish, then of great renown, and ends with mentioning the ships of Tarshish.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • His chief secular poem, "The Topaz" (Tarshish), is in ten parts, and contains 1210 lines.

  • No one knows were Nod was situated, nor can the most learned archaeologists denote the actual position of Tarshish.

    Bible Romances | George W. Foote
  • I shall not regret my disaster at the hands of the Chaldeans, if it ends in a voyage to Tarshish with you.

  • Wine, meanwhile, had been brought in, and Adonibal himself handed us each an ivory goblet with a rim of Tarshish silver.

British Dictionary definitions for Tarshish


/ (ˈtɑːʃɪʃ) /

nounOld Testament
  1. an ancient port, mentioned in I Kings 10:22, situated in Spain or in one of the Phoenician colonies in Sardinia

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