Original Word: hXq (verb)
Strong's Definition: a primitive root; properly, to be dense, i.e. tough or severe (in various applications)
Translated As: be cruel, be fiercer, make grievous, be ((ask a), be in, have, seem, would) hard(-en, (labour), -ly, thing), be sore, (be, make) stiff(-en, (-necked)).
IPD Definition:
  1. to be hard, be severe, be fierce, be harsh
    1. (Qal)
      1. to be hard, be difficult
      2. to be hard, be severe
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to be ill-treated
      2. to be hard pressed
    3. (Piel) to have severe labour (of women)
    4. (Hiphil)
      1. to make difficult, make difficulty
      2. to make severe, make burdensome
      3. to make hard, make stiff, make stubborn1
    5. of obstinacy (fig)
      1. to show stubbornness
Transliteration: qashah
Phonetics: kaw-shaw'