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Strong's #3768 - כַּרְפַּס
1) cotton or fine linen
verb √ of following (Late Hebrew כִּרְכֵּר use circumlocution; ᵑ7. plural כִּרְכְּרָן dances; Arabic return, repeat, attack anew, advance and retreat; id.; II. whirl about; originally perhaps move around, then surround, enclose, recur, etc.; Ethiopic turn a mill, only participle; see rotate, revolve, roll, and derivatives Di838f.); — only
Pilpel, Participle מְכַרְכֵּר dancing (literally whirling) 2 Samuel 6:14,16 ("" מְפַזֵּז).
כַּרְפַּס fine, white linen, or cotton cloth, Esther 1:6 Arab. كُرْفُسُ, Pers. كرباس, Gr. κάρπασος, Lat. carbasus, a species of fine linen, or flax, which is mentioned by classic writers as being produced in the East and in India, Sanscr. karpâsa, cotton; see Celsii Hierobot. t. ii. page 157.