פָּשַׁח (b. h. Pi.) to split, tear off, strip. Y. Yeb. XVI, 15ᵈ נתלה … ופְשָׁחוֹ he suspended himself from a branch of an olive tree and tore it off (for a weapon); Bab. ib. 122ᵇ; Tosef. ib. XIV, 10.—[Tosef. Neg. V, 13 פשח מן הנימין, read with R. S. to Neg. XI, 10 פָּשָׂה.]
    Nif. - נִפְשַׁח to be stripped, split. Shebi. IV, 6 אילן שנ׳ וכ׳ if a tree is split, you may tie it up in the Sabbatical year, not that it may grow together again, but that it may not split farther. Ukts. III, 8; Tosef. Kel. B. Kam. I, 13; Ḥull. 128ᵇ, v. עָרָה II. Ib. 127ᵇ אילן שנ׳ ובו פירות if a tree is stripped, and on it (on the branch torn off) are fruits; a. e.