ארשׂ to betroth.
    — Pi. - אֵרַשׂ he betrothed.
    — Pu. (f.) . - אֹרְשָׂה she was betrothed. [Among the many attempts to find the origin of this word the most probable is the one which connects it with Akka. ērishu (= bridegroom), irshitu (= betrothal), which, according to Haupt, derive from Akka. erēshu (= to desire). See אֲרֶשֶׁת and cp. אֵרַס. cp. also Arab. ‘arus (= bridegroom). For the change of א to ע see the introductory article to letter א.] Derivatives: אֵרוּשִׂים, מְאֹרָשָׂה.