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The Gemara in Pesachim 117a brings a disagreement whether כס יה, in the last pasuk of Beshalach, is one word or two. As far as I know all modern Sifrei Torah (Ashkenazi, Sefardi, Teimoni) have two words, but according to מאורות נתן, the Keter has כסיה as a single word.

What does כסיה mean? Is it still "the Throne of Hashem" or does it mean something different?

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    Do any of the combinations in Pesachim mean anything other than what they would mean as two words? – b a Jan 20 '19 at 1:41
  • The missing Aleph, if formed into a single word, could be understood to mean the concealment of the name, Aleph, Yud, Heh which I believe is part of the name formed from 72 triplets, meaning the 216 letter name pronounced by the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. – Yaacov Deane Jan 21 '19 at 20:34
  • @Heshy I understand, but I am not certain that that portion of the Torah (meaning the 5 books of Moshe) is missing from Keter Aram Tzova today. You would have to check the manuscript in Jerusalem. – Yaacov Deane Jan 21 '19 at 20:37
  • @YaacovDeane you can see the parts that we have online: aleppocodex.org/newsite/index.html It's noteworthy that the first part we have is the tochacha. But anyway this is tangential to the question - there was a machlokes even at the time of the Gemara, so it's not surprising that authoritative texts continue that machlokes, even though we now pasken that it's two words. – Heshy Jan 21 '19 at 21:42
  • @Heshy I've never actually seen it in a Torah, but there were Rishonim and Acharonim who would intentionally write כס hung above יה to be yotzei the safek since you can hang half a word. See Tashbetz 1:177 and Ginat Veradim 2:4 (thought you'd enjoy) – Double AA Jan 7 at 16:49
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Rav Dovid Tzvi Hoffman on this Passuk suggests that the word כסיה would mean forever/ongoing:

ואולי הפירוש של ״כסיה״ – לדעתם של אלה הסוברים כי תיבה אחת יש כאן – הוא: המכוסה, העטוף, כלומר הנצח, כמו ״עולם״ מלשון עלם, להסתיר, ופירושו של הכתוב הוא אפוא: יהא זאת מצבת נצח

Rabbi Chaim Heller (footnote 11 here) suggests that it would mean "throne", just as כסא does.

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