Girdle • Sash • Waistband
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Belt. To hit below the belt. To strike unfairly. It is prohibited in prize-fighting to hit below the waist-belt.To call men knaves and fools, to charge a man with nepotism, to make a slanderous report which is not actionable, indeed to take away a man’s character in any way where self-defence is impossible,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
belt. This term is used in modern English versions where the KJV uses “girdle” as a translation of various words in Hebrew (e.g., ḥăgôr H2512) and one in Greek (zōnē G2438). Although the term “belt” was common at the time the KJV was produced, the translators may have preferred “girdle” because
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BELT [אֵזוֹרʾezor, חֲגוֹרkhaghor; ζώνη zōnē, παραζώνη parazōnē]. A belt gathered the two flaps of the normally sleeveless undergarment or tunic around the body. It was a long, narrow, multifold strip of cloth, normally made of wool that both men and women wore. The ʾezor (Jer 13:1–11) was commonly
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