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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Found in the Authorized Version in Genesis 3:7, of the bands of fig-leaves made by our first parents. In Acts 19:12, it denotes the belt or half-girdle worn by artisans and servants round the waist for the purpose of preserving the clothing from injury. In marg. of Authorized Version, Ruth 3:15, correctly rendered instead of "vail." (R.V., "mantle.")
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.

2. (n.) Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;

3. (n.) The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.

4. (n.) A piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot.

5. (n.) A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.

6. (n.) A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.

7. (n.) A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.

8. (n.) A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.

9. (n.) The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.

10. (n.) A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.

11. (n.) The infolded abdomen of a crab.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a'-prun: Appears only in Genesis 3:7 and Acts 19:12 English Versions. English na-prun, North of England nap-peon, from Low Latin, through French nape, nappe, "napkin." The "n" was dropped owing to false division of the article a from the noun; thus "a napron" became "an apron:" In Genesis 3:7 it is used to translate a Hebrew word rendered "girdles" in Revised Version margin: "And they sewed fig-leaves together and made themselves aprons." In Acts 19:12 simikinthia, stands for semicinctia, which is really a Latin word meaning "half-girdle," i.e. girdles going only half round the body and covering the front of the person: "Unto the sick were carried away from his (Paul's) body handkerchiefs (soudaria, rendered "napkins" Luke 19:20 John 11:44; John 20:7) or aprons." The word denotes here, probably, a workman's apron, perhaps those of Paul himself; though it seems more natural to suppose that the people brought their own "handkerchiefs" or "aprons" to Paul to secure the miraculous effect desired. The garments, at any rate, were such as could be easily removed and carried back and forth. (See Rich, Dict. of Roman and Greek Ant, under the word, for illust.; also Pope's Lexicon, under the word).

George B. Eager

4612. simikinthion -- (a workman's) apron
... 4611, 4612. simikinthion. 4613 . (a workman's) apron. Part of ... Word Origin of
Latin origin Definition (a workman's) apron NASB Word Usage aprons (1). apron. ...
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3012. lention -- a linen cloth, a towel
... a linen cloth, a towel. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: lention Phonetic
Spelling: (len'-tee-on) Short Definition: a towel, apron Definition: a ...
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1463. egkomboomai -- to put on oneself (as a garment)
... Middle voice from en and komboo (to gird); to engirdle oneself (for labor), ie
Figuratively (the apron as being a badge of servitude) to wear (in token of ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2290. chagowr -- a belt, girdle
... 2289, 2290. chagowr. 2290a . a belt, girdle. Transliteration: chagowr Phonetic
Spelling: (khag-ore') Short Definition: apron. apron, armor, girdle ...
/hebrew/2290.htm - 5k

The Slave's Girdle
... Some scholars think that it was a kind of white apron, or overall, or something
of that sort; others think that it was simply a scarf or girdle; but, at all ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the slaves girdle.htm

The Noviceship
... meeting Stanislaus Kostka, would see a handsome, pleasant-looking Polish boy of
seventeen, with his sleeves rolled up above his elbows, with an apron over his ...
/.../chapter xiii the noviceship.htm

Unbelievers Upbraided
... that would have developed and strengthened every muscle in his body; but, instead
of that, he was sitting down, tied to his mother's apron strings, and so was ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 50 1904/unbelievers upbraided.htm

Early Life
... A story is told that seeing a lame chicken she wrapped it in her apron and took
it home and bandaged its leg neatly, tending it with such devotion that she ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hoskins/clara a swain md/early life.htm

External Foes.
... They will say: "You can't get away from your mother, eh? Tied to your mother's apron
strings!". But just you say: "Yes! I have some respect for my mother. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/the overcoming life/part iii external foes.htm

A Downward Step.
... With a fast-beating heart, she hastened to pick them all up; and, placing them
carefully in her apron, she hurried to the house, oft repeating to herself, "I ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter vii a downward step.htm

... Then an old man, who had occasionally worked under Carey, had just died, and he
used to tell how Carey had once flipped him with his apron when he had allowed ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/the life of william carey/footnotes.htm

On the Growth of the Soul. Its Maturity Coincident with the ...
... of the eye, and communicates its pleasure to another, and understands the natural
relations between male and female, and wears the fig-tree apron to cover the ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter xxxviii on the growth of.htm

The Little Match Girl
... and blue with the cold. In an old apron she carried a number of matches,
and a bundle of them in her hand. No one had bought anything ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the little match girl.htm

The Great Unknown Lack.
... He removed the strings and screws and apron, and called Ericsson's attention to
certain defects, asking about the scientific and acoustic principles involved ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/the great unknown lack.htm

Apron (1 Occurrence)
... It is commonly tied at the waist by strings. 2. (n.) Something which by its shape
or use suggests an apron; ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. APRON. ...
/a/apron.htm - 10k

Vail (44 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) Hebrews mitpahath (Ruth 3:15; marg., "sheet"
or "apron;" RV, "mantle"). In Isaiah 3:22 this word ...
/v/vail.htm - 22k

Veil (67 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) Hebrews mitpahath (Ruth 3:15; marg., "sheet"
or "apron;" RV, "mantle"). In Isaiah 3:22 this word ...
/v/veil.htm - 35k

Lap (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The loose part of a coat; the lower part
of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. 2 ...
/l/lap.htm - 15k

Gore (9 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To cut in a triangular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore;
as, to gore an apron. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GORE. ...
/g/gore.htm - 11k

Waits (21 Occurrences)
... I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid
them recline at table while He comes and waits on them. (WEY). ...
/w/waits.htm - 11k

Tire (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Attire; apparel. 3. (n.) A covering for the head; a headdress. 4. (n.) A
child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier. ...
/t/tire.htm - 9k

Tie (18 Occurrences)
... I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid
them recline at table while He comes and waits on them. (WEY). ...
/t/tie.htm - 13k

Dress (38 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) Materials used. The earliest and simplest an apron
of fig-leaves sewed together (Genesis 3:7); then skins of animals (3:21). ...
/d/dress.htm - 53k

Boot (1 Occurrence)
... stagecoach. 10. (n.) An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the
driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud. 11. ...
/b/boot.htm - 8k

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