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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #6385 - פָּלַג

Word Origin:
a primitive root
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to divide, split

1a) (Niphal) to be split, be divided

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to split, cleave

1b2) to divide

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1266 ‑ διαμερίζω (dee‑am‑er‑id'‑zo);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4)NAS (4)HCS (4)
1 Chronicles1
1 Chronicles1
1 Chronicles1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2606) clp (פלג PLG) AC: Split CO: River AB: Division: The land is divided by rivers that mark out boundaries or sections.

V) clp (פלג PLG) - Split: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (5): (vf: Niphal, Pel) divide - Strongs: H6385 (פָּלַג), H6386 (פְּלַג)

Nm) clp (פלג PLG) - I. River:As dividing the land into two parts. II. Half:As split into two. [Aramaic only] KJV (11): river, stream, dividing - Strongs: H6387 (פְּלַג), H6388 (פֶּלֶג)

Nf1) eclp (פלגה PLGH) - I. Clan:A division within the family. II. River:[Aramaic only] KJV (3): division, river - Strongs: H6390 (פְּלַגָּה)

df1) ecflp (פלוגה PLWGH) - Clan: A division within the family. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (2): division - Strongs: H6391 (פְּלֻגָּה), H6392 (פְּלֻגָּה)

hf1) eclpm (מפלגה MPLGH) - Clan: A division within the family. KJV (1): division - Strongs: H4653 (מִפְלַגָּה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ [מָּלַג] verb split, divide (Late Hebrew chiefly in secondary meanings and derivatives; Arabic divide, split; Aramaic מְּלֵיג, divide; Ethiopic ravine, stream; Assyrian palgu, canal); —

Niph`al Perfect 3 feminine singular נִפְלְגָה Genesis 10:25 the earth was divided.

Pi`el 1. Perfect 3 masculine singular gL'Pi`el Job 38:25 cleave a channel for rain.

2 Imperative masculine singular מַּלַּג (Ges§ 52 n) Psalm 55:10 divide their speech (their counsels).

[מְּלַג] verb divide (ᵑ7 Syriac; compare Biblical Hebrew (chiefly late)); —

Pe`al passive feminine singular מְּלִיגָה תֶּהֱוֵה Daniel 2:41 shall be divided.


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Gesenius Definition

פָּלַג not used in Kal. Aram. and Arabic to cleave, to divide (comp. as to the primary stock under the root פָּלָא). Hence

Niphal, to be divided, Genesis 10:25; 1 Chronicles 1:19.

Piel, to divide, as a channel, watercourse, Job 38:25. Metaph. Psalms 55:10, “divide their tongue,” cause them to fall out amongst themselves.

Derivatives, פֶּלֶג-פְּלֻגָּה, מִפְלַגָּה.

List of Word Forms
נִפְלְגָ֣ה נפלגה פִלַּ֣ג פַּלַּ֣ג פלג filLag nifleGah nip̄·lə·ḡāh nip̄ləḡāh pal·laḡ palLag pallaḡ p̄il·laḡ p̄illaḡ

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