a thong ( Acts 22:25 ), cord, or strap fastening the sandal on the foot ( Isaiah 5:27 ; Mark 1:7 ; Luke 3:16 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Latchet". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


lach'-et (serokh; himas):

Leather thong used for tying on sandals (see Genesis 14:23; Mark 1:7 parallel). The stooping to untie the dusty shoe-latchet was esteemed by Orientals a service that was at once petty and defiling, and was usually assigned to menials.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LATCHET'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.