International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPEEL; PILL
pel, pil: "Pill" (Genesis 30:37, 38; Tobit 11:13 (the Revised Version (British and American) "scaled")) and "peel" (Isaiah 18:2, 7 (the King James Version and the Revised Version margin); Ezekiel 29:18 (the King James Version and the English Revised Version)) are properly two different words, meaning "to remove the hair" (pilus) and "to remove the skin" (pellis), but in Elizabethan English the two were confused. In Isaiah 18:2, 7, the former meaning is implied, as the Hebrew word here (marat) is rendered "pluck off the hair" in Ezra 9:3 Nehemiah 13:25 Isaiah 50:6. The word, however, may also mean "make smooth" (so the Revised Version margin) or "bronzed." This last, referring to the dark skins of the Ethiopians, is best here, but in any case the King James Version and the Revised Version margin are impossible. In the other cases, however, "remove the skin" (compare "scaled," Tobit 11:13 the Revised Version (British and American)) is meant. So in Genesis 30:37, 38, Jacob "peels" (so the Revised Version (British and American)) off portions of the bark of his rods, so as to give alternating colors (compare 30:39). And in Ezekiel 29:18, the point is Nebuchadrezzar's total failure in his siege of Tyre, although the soldiers had carried burdens until the skin was peeled from their shoulders (compare the American Standard Revised Version "worn").
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
2. (n.) A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
3. (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
4. (v. t.) To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
5. (v. t.) To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
6. (v. i.) To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
7. (n.) The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
Strong's Hebrew6478. patsal -- to peel...
patsal. 6479 >>. to peel
. Transliteration: patsal Phonetic Spelling: (paw-tsal')
Short Definition: peeled. ...
root Definition to peel
NASB Word Usage peeled (2). pill ... /hebrew/6478.htm - 5k
7828. shachaph -- a sea mew, gull
... cuckoo. From an unused root meaning to peel, ie Emaciate; the gull (as thin) --
cuckoo. << 7827, 7828. shachaph. 7829 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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2636. chaspas -- scale-like
... round thing. Reduplicated from an unused root meaning apparently to peel; a shred
or scale -- round thing. << 2635, 2636. chaspas. 2637 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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1211. batsal -- an onion
... onions (1). onion. From an unused root apparently meaning to peel; an onion --
onion. << 1210, 1211. batsal. 1212 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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