Nettle
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrews haral, "pricking" or "burning," Proverbs 24:30, 31 (R.V. marg., "wild vetches"); Job 30:7; Zephaniah 2:9. Many have supposed that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such as the bramble, the thistle, the wild plum, the cactus or prickly pear, etc. It may probably be a species of mustard, the Sinapis arvensis, which is a pernicious weed abounding in corn-fields. Tristram thinks that this word "designates the prickly acanthus (Acanthus spinosus), a very common and troublesome weed in the plains of Palestine."

(2.) Hebrews qimmosh, Isaiah 34:13; Hosea 9:6; Proverbs 24:31 (in both versions, "thorns"). This word has been regarded as denoting thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably it is correctly rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera, "a tall and vigorous plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much more severe and irritating than that of our common nettle."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To fret or sting; also a plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger.

2. (n.) A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U. chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States. the common European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England.

Strong's Hebrew
5636. sirpad -- nettle (a desert plant)
... 5635, 5636. sirpad. 5637 . nettle (a desert plant). Transliteration: sirpad
Phonetic Spelling: (sar-pawd') Short Definition: nettle. ...
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7057. qimmos -- perhaps thistles
... nettle. Or qiymowsh {kee-moshe'}; from an unused root meaning to sting; a prickly
plant -- nettle. Compare qimmashown. see HEBREW qimmashown. 7056, 7057. ...
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2738. charul -- (a kind of weed), perhaps chickpea
... khaw-rool'}; apparently, a passive participle of an unused root probably meaning
to be prickly; properly, pointed, ie A bramble or other thorny weed: nettle. ...
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Library

On the Physical Basis of Life.
... You are doubtless aware that the common nettle owes its stinging property to the
innumerable stiff and needle-like, though exquisitely delicate, hairs which ...
/.../huxley/lay sermons addresses and reviews/vii on the physical basis.htm

The House of Offense
... He would have passed her without a word, but the woman, armed with the nettle of
a small triumph over the man who held her in contempt, could not forbear ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter xi the house of.htm

Closed Gates
... Let this be your motto: "Silken-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your
pains. Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.". ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/closed gates.htm

Violent Death and Triumph of George, Bishop of Alexandria. The ...
... The Christians caused them to be publicly exhibited, and made a procession in order
to nettle the pagans; but the pagans gathered a multitude together, and ...
/.../chapter vii violent death and triumph.htm

Josiah
... The prevailing idolatry influenced the boy, but it influenced him to hate it with
all his heart. So out of the nettle danger we may pluck the flower safety. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/josiah.htm

The Tongue.
... In the drop of venom which distils from the sting of the smallest insect, or the
spikes of the nettle-leaf, there is concentrated the quintessence of a poison ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/robertson/sermons preached at brighton/i the tongue.htm

Love Never Tests.
... given every one of us. Did Jesus' wondrous, quiet calm nettle the tempter?
Was He ever keener and quieter? He would step from the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks about jesus/love never tests.htm

Two Fountains, one Stream
... and until grief is the portion only of the cultivated classes, its healing must
come from something more universal than philosophy; or else the nettle would be ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/two fountains one stream.htm

The Wicked Man's Life, Funeral, and Epitaph
... And afterwards, when we have in our childish play climbed over those nettle-bound
graves, and seated ourselves upon those mossgrown tombstones, we have had ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the wicked mans life funeral.htm

What Crouches at the Door
... say what you think of it. The stings of a nettle will burn for days, if
they are touched with water. The sting and inflammation of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/what crouches at the door.htm

Thesaurus
Nettle (2 Occurrences)
... This word has been regarded as denoting thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably
it is correctly rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera, "a tall and ...
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Nettles (5 Occurrences)
... of the translation of charul as "nettles" in the same verse From Isaiah 34:13 qimmosh
is apparently distinct from thorns, and the translation "nettle" is very ...
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Nets (33 Occurrences)

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Lotus (2 Occurrences)
... return to it. 3. (n.) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote. 4. (n.) A genus
(Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover. 5. (n ...
/l/lotus.htm - 8k

Fig-tree (33 Occurrences)
... Urticaceae, the nettle family, which includes also the banyan, the India
rubber fig-tree, the sycamore fig and other useful plants. ...
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Figtree
... Urticaceae, the nettle family, which includes also the banyan, the India
rubber fig-tree, the sycamore fig and other useful plants. ...
/f/figtree.htm - 15k

Brier (10 Occurrences)
... tree. (3.) Isaiah 55:13, probably simply a thorny bush. Some, following the
Vulgate Version, regard it as the "nettle.". (4.) Isaiah ...
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Cypress (17 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the
nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an ...
/c/cypress.htm - 12k

Fig (45 Occurrences)
... Urticaceae, the nettle family, which includes also the banyan, the India
rubber fig-tree, the sycamore fig and other useful plants. ...
/f/fig.htm - 33k

Botany
... species of tree. Commonly they are oaks, terebinths, carob, meis (nettle
tree), sidr (zizyphus) or hawthorn. Besides the willful ...
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Concordance
Nettle (2 Occurrences)

Isaiah 34:13
Thorns will come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it will be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 55:13
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
(DBY NAS)

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Nettle

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Nettles (5 Occurrences)

Nets (33 Occurrences)

Lotus (2 Occurrences)

Fig-tree (33 Occurrences)

Figtree

Brier (10 Occurrences)

Cypress (17 Occurrences)

Fig (45 Occurrences)

Botany

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