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Hebrew: ha'ahu (Genesis 41:2, 18), probably an Egyptian word transferred to the Hebrew; some kind of reed or water-plant. In the Revised Version it is rendered “reed-grass”, i.e., the sedge or rank grass by the river side.
Hebrew: ma'areh (Judges 20:33), plural, “meadows of Gibeah” (R.V., after the LXX, “Maareh-geba”). Some have adopted the rendering “after Gibeah had been left open.” The Vulgate translates the word “from the west.”