(Heb., or rather Egyptian, ahu, Job 8:11 ), rendered "meadow" in Genesis 41:2 Genesis 41:18 ; probably the Cyperus esculentus, a species of rush eaten by cattle, the Nile reed. It also grows in Palestine.
In Exodus 2:3 Exodus 2:5 , Isaiah 19:6 , it is the rendering of the Hebrew suph_, a word which occurs frequently in connection with _yam ; as yam suph , to denote the "Red Sea" (q.v.) or the sea of weeds (as this word is rendered, Jonah 2:5 ). It denotes some kind of sedge or reed which grows in marshy places. (See PAPER, REED .)