Stomacher (פַּתַיגַיל, pethigil), some article of female attire (Isa 3:24), the character of which is a mere matter of conjecture. The Sept. describes it as a variegated tunic (χιτὼν μεσοπόρφυρος); the Vulg. as a species of girdle (fascia pectoralis). The word is evidently a compound, but its elements are uncertain. Gesenius (Thesaur. p. 1137) derives it from פַּתַיך גַּיל, with very much the same sense as in the Sept; Saalschütz (Archaol. 1, 30) from פּתַי גַלי, with the sense of "undisguised lust," as applied to some particular kind of dress. The latest explanation (approved by Fürst and Mihlau) is that of Dietrich (Seam, Wörterb. p. 290) from the Chald. פּתִג, fine linen (פּתָגָא, over garment), with the noun-ending il (as in כִּרמַיל). SEE ATTIRE.

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