Usage Near Eastern Mythology
Other Forms FormsReshef
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/22/2018
Derived from Semitic ršf meaning "to absorb, to consume" or "to burn" (descended into Hebrew as רשף (reshef) "burning heat" or "plague"). This was the name of a Canaanite and Semitic deity of plague, the underworld, and war.