Hide is an old word with a deep-rooted meaning.
Old English ‘Hydan’, which means: to hide, conceal, preserve or bury a corpse.
Old English 'Hyd' which means: hide (of a human or animal), skin.
Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/hide (derived 23-3-2016)
In Dutch language the words 'hide' and 'house (hut)' are closely connected, they are derived from the same root. Thus can we say that our skin functions as a place that offers shelter, protection, and concealment, like a house we live in?
NL: huid, hemd, huis/hut
Three protective layers around the body that, word-wise, sprouted from the same origin. (to cover, conceal, protect).