mentioned always along with the Cherethites, and only in the time of David. The word probably means “runners” or “couriers,” and may denote that while forming part of David’s bodyguard, they were also sometimes employed as couriers (2 Sam. 8:18; 20:7, 23;1 Kings 1:38, 44; 1 Chr. 18:17). Some, however, think that these are the names simply of two Philistine tribes from which David selected his body-guard. They are mentioned along with the Gittites (2 Sam. 15:18), another body of foreign troops whom David gathered round him.
[pee-lee-uh s, peel-yoos] /ˈpi li əs, ˈpil yus/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a king of the Myrmidons, the son of Aeacus and father of Achilles. /ˈpɛlɪəs; ˈpiːlɪəs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a king of the Myrmidons; father of Achilles
[pee-loo] /piˈlu/ noun 1. a former name of the Republic of . /piːˈluː/ plural noun 1. a former name of (the Republic of) Palau
[pelf] /pɛlf/ noun 1. money or wealth, especially when regarded with contempt or acquired by reprehensible means. /pɛlf/ noun 1. (derogatory) money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre n. mid-14c., “stolen goods,” from Anglo-French pelf, Old French pelfre “booty, spoils” (11c.), of unknown origin; also see pilfer. Meaning “money, riches,” with a pejorative overtone […]
[pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/ noun 1. Henry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles). [pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/ noun 1. a bit that is used with two pairs of reins, designed to serve the purpose of a full bridle. /ˈpɛləm/ noun 1. a horse’s bit for a double bridle, less severe than […]