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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. Heb. homit, among the unclean creeping things (Leviticus 11:30). This was probably the sand-lizard, of which there are many species in the wilderness of Judea and the Sinai peninsula.

2. Heb. shablul (Psalms 58:8), the snail or slug proper. Tristram explains the allusions of this passage by a reference to the heat and drought by which the moisture of the snail is evaporated. "We find," he says, "in all parts of the Holy Land myriads of snail-shells in fissures still adhering by the calcareous exudation round their orifice to the surface of the rock, but the animal of which is utterly shrivelled and wasted, 'melted away.'"

Naves Topical Index

A crustacean.

Forbidden as food
Leviticus 11:30

Psalms 58:8

Smith's Bible Dictionary

  1. The Hebrew word shablul occurs only in (Psalms 58:8) The rendering of the Authorized Version is probably correct. The term would denote either a limax or a helix , which are particularly noticeable for the slimy track they leave behind them, by which they seem to waste themselves away. To this, or to the fact that many of them are shrivelled up among the rocks in the long heat of the summer, the psalmist refers.
  2. The Hebrew word chomet occurs only as the name of some unclean animal in (Leviticus 11:30) Perhaps some kind of lizard may be intended.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNAIL, noun

1. A slimy slow creeping animal, of the genus Helix, and order of Mollusca. The eyes of this insect are in the horns, one at the end of each, which it can retract at pleasure.

2. A drone; a slow moving person.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNAIL-CLAVER, SNAIL-TREFOIL, noun A plant of the genus Medicago.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNA'IL-FLOWER, noun A plant of the genus Phaseolus.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNA'IL-LIKE, adjective Resembling a snail; moving very slowly.

SNA'IL-LIKE, adverb In the manner of a snail; slowly.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNAIL-CLAVER, SNAIL-TREFOIL noun A plant of the genus Medicago.