International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFRAGMENT
frag'-ment (klasma): "Fragment," a piece broken off, occurs only in the plural, in the accounts of the miracles of the Loaves in the Gospels and references thereto. It is the translation of klasma (from klao, "to break"), "a piece broken off" (Matthew 14:20 the King James Version); "broken meat" (Matthew 15:37).
The Revised Version (British and American) has in each instance "broken pieces." The change is important because it shows that the pieces left over were not mere fragments or crumbs left by the people after eating, but some of the original pieces into which it is said in all the synoptic narratives and references Jesus "broke" the "loaves," which, being thin cakes, were usually broken before distribution; hence, the phrase, "breaking of bread." See Hastings, Dictionary of the Bible (five volumes), under the word "Fragment"; Weymouth translates "broken portions," namely, "those into which the Lord had broken the loaves; not mere scraps or crumbs."
W. L. Walker
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
Strong's Hebrew6595. path -- fragment, bit, morsel...
<< 6594, 6595. path. 6596 >>. fragment
, bit, morsel. Transliteration: path Phonetic
Spelling: (path) Short Definition: piece. Word Origin ... /hebrew/6595.htm - 6k
7447b. rasis -- a fragment
... rasis. 7448 >>. a fragment. Transliteration: rasis Short Definition: pieces. Word
Origin from an unused word Definition a fragment NASB Word Usage pieces (1). ...
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6604b. pathoth -- a fragment, bit, morsel (of bread)
... << 6604a, 6604b. pathoth. 6605 >>. a fragment, bit, morsel (of bread).
Transliteration: pathoth Short Definition: fragments. Word Origin ...
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5409. nethach -- a piece (of a divided carcass)
... pieces (10). part, piece. From nathach; a fragment -- part, piece. see HEBREW
nathach. << 5408, 5409. nethach. 5410 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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2964. tereph -- prey, food, a leaf
... leaf, meat, prey, spoil. From taraph; something torn, ie A fragment, eg A fresh
leaf, prey, food -- leaf, meat, prey, spoil. see HEBREW taraph. << 2963, 2964. ...
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7616. shebabim -- probably splinters
... broken in pieces. From an unused root meaning to break up; a fragment, ie Ruin --
broken in pieces. << 7615, 7616. shebabim. 7617 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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7111. qetsaphah -- snapping, splintering
... splinters (1). barked. From qatsaph; a fragment -- bark(-ed). see HEBREW qatsaph.
<< 7110b, 7111. qetsaphah. 7112 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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7518. rats -- perhaps piece, bar
... Word Origin from ratsats Definition perhaps piece, bar NASB Word Usage pieces (1).
piece. Contracted from ratsats; a fragment -- piece. see HEBREW ratsats. ...
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