Word Summary
chaspas: scale-like
Original Word: חַסְפַּס
Transliteration: chaspas
Phonetic Spelling: (khas-pas')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: scale-like
Meaning: a shred, scale
Strong's Concordance
round thing

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


H2636. chaspas

[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 חַסְמָּאpotsherd, חַסְמְּנִיתָאscale (of fish), scurf; Ethiopic scabiosus fuit Di587 and Exodus 16:14) — hence מְחֻסְמָּסscaled off, scale-like as Syrver ᵑ7‎ Thes Rob-Ges MV SS VB; — of the manna כַּכְּפֹר דַּק מְחֻסְמָּ֔ס דַּק16:14 a fine, scale-like thing, fine as the hoar-frost.