פסל ᴵᴵ to disqualify, declare unfit.
— Qal - פָּסַל v. 1 he disqualified, declared unfit; 2 he canceled, annulled.
— Niph. - נִפְסַל was disqualified, was declared unfit.
— Hiph. - הִפֽסִיל he found fault, declared unfit. [Aram. פְּסַל (= he disqualified, declared unfit), Arab. fasala (= was ignoble, was valueless). According to several scholars פסל ᴵᴵ represents a special sense development of פסל ᴵ (as if פסל ᴵᴵ would have meant orig. ‘was cut away’, whence arose the meaning ‘was considered useless’). They refer to the sense development of פּֽסֹלֶת (= chips, stone dust), whence ‘worthless matter’. However, according to others פסל ᴵ and פסל ᴵᴵ are two different bases.] Derivatives: פַּסְלוּת, פַּסֽלָן, פַּסְלָנוּת, פָּסוּל, פִּסּוּל ᴵᴵ, פְּסוּל, פּֽסִילָה ᴵᴵ, הִפָּסְלוּת.