hand’-fool: There are five words in Hebrew used to indicate what may be held in the hand, either closed or open.
(1) chophen, chophnayim. The fist or closed hand occurs in the dual in
(2) kaph, "hollow of the hand," the palm; an open handful (
(3) `amir, "sheaf or bundle." It signifies the quantity of grain a gleaner may gather in his hand (
(4) qomets, "the closed handful" (
(5) sho`al, "the hollow of the hand," or what can be held in it (
(6) piccah (