Handful a representative in the A. Vers. of several Heb. terms and phrases; prop. מלֵא כִŠ, the fill of the hand (1Ki 17:12), or מַלֵּא כִŠ, to fill the hand ("take a handful," Le 9:17); also קֹמֶוֹ, a fist-full (Le 2:2; Le 5:12; Le 6:15; but sheaf in Ge 41:47), or קָמִוֹ, to press, sc. the fist full ("take a handful," Nu 5:26); and שֹׁעִל,. the hollow palm itself (Isa 40:12), hence its fill (1Ki 20:10; Eze 13:19); less prop. חָבנִיַם (Ex 9:8), the two fists (as rendered. Pr 30:4; elsewhere "hands") improp. צָמַיד. (Jer 9:22), and צֶבֶת (Ru 2:16), which denotes a sheaf (as the former is elsewhere rendered), the one as standing uncut, and the other as cut and housed; falsely פַּסָּה abundance (Ps 72:16).

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Definition of handful

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