Skirt is the rendering in the A.V. properly of שׁוּל, shul (so called as being pendulous), the flowing train of a female dress ("skirts," Jer 13:22,26; La 1:9; Na 3:5; "train," Isa 6:1; elsewhere "hem"); more vaguely of כָּנָŠ, kanaph (literally a wing), the flap of a robe (De 22:30; De 27:20; Ru 3:9; 1Sa 15:27; 1Sa 24:4-5,11; Eze 5:3; Hag 2:12; Zec 8:23); improperly of פֶּה, peh (literally the mouth, as usually rendered), the upper opening of a garment around the neck (Ps 133:2; "hole," Ex 28:32; Ex 39:23; "collar," Job 30:18). To raise the skirts of a female's garment is put for a symbol of the greatest insult and disgrace (Jer 13:22,26; Na 3:5; comp. Isa 57:2); whereas to cover her with one's skirt was a token of matrimony (Ru 3:9), or to remove it was preliminary to sexual intercourse (De 23:1); the wide Oriental outer garment serving as a coverlet by night. SEE DRESS.