2636. chaspas
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chaspas: scale-like
Original Word: מְחֻסְפָּס
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chaspas
Phonetic Spelling: (khas-pas')
Short Definition: thing

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
NASB Translation
flake-like thing (1).

[חַסְמַּס] verb only Passive participle (scaled off) scale-like (apparent reduplication from *חסף for חספסף, see Ew§ 158 c Ol§§ 214, 276 Ges§ 55, 6 Sta§ 291; Köi, 250 thinks euphon. for מְחֻסְמָּף; to be compare are Arabic , have scab, itch (Frey; but = ס ?); Aramaic חַסְמָּא potsherd, חַסְמְּנִיתָא scale (of fish), scurf; Ethiopic scabiosus fuit Di587 and Exodus 16:14) — hence מְחֻסְמָּס scaled off, scale-like as Syrver ᵑ7 Thes Rob-Ges MV SS VB; — of the manna דַּק מְחֻסְמָּ֔ס דַּק כַּכְּפֹר Exodus 16:14 a fine, scale-like thing, fine as the hoar-frost.

round thing

Reduplicated from an unused root meaning apparently to peel; a shred or scale -- round thing.

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