From an unused root probably meaning to sew; a string; by implication, a measuring tape -- cord, fillet, line, thread.
1 thread, as easily broken Judges 16:12 (simile); as composing a rope or cord; ח ׳תִּקְוַת הַזֶּה הַשָּׁנִי Joshua 2:18 (JE) this cord of scarlet thread (literally the cord of this thread of scarlet); probably also נַעַל שְׂרוֺךְ וְעַד מִחוּט Genesis 14:23 from a thread to a sandal-thong; in simile הַשָּׁנִי ׳כְּח Song of Solomon 4:3 like a thread of scarlet are thy lips.
2 cord, ׳הַח הַמְּשֻׁלָּשׁ Ecclesiastes 4:12 a three-fold cord.
חִוִּי see below II. חוה.