לָשַׁןHif. הִלְשִׁין (b. h.; denom. of לָשוֹן) to slander, speak evil of. Esth. R. to III, 9 עמד שטן וה׳ עליהםוכ׳ Satan arose and denounced them (the Israelites) before the Lord. Ex. R. s. 3 מה הנחש כשה׳וכ׳ as well as I smote the serpent when he spoke evil (of the Lord). Ib. לקח את שלו על שה׳ was punished because he had spoken lightly (of the Israelites, Ex. 4:1); a. fr.

Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature. . 1903.

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