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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1431 - גָּדַל

Transliteration
gâdal
Phonetics
gaw-dal'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
315
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to grow up

1a2) to become great

1a3) to be magnified

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to cause to grow

1b2) to make great, powerful

1b3) to magnify

1c) (Pual) to be brought up

1d) (Hiphil)

1d1) to make great

1d2) to magnify

1d3) to do great things

1e) (Hithpael) to magnify oneself

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5242 ‑ ὑπερέχω (hoop‑er‑ekh'‑o);  3170 ‑ μεγαλύνω (meg‑al‑oo'‑no);  1081 ‑ γέννημα (ghen'‑nay‑mah);  1392 ‑ δοξάζω (dox‑ad'‑zo);  3373 ‑ μηκύνω (may‑koo'‑no);  4060 ‑ περιτίθημι (per‑ee‑tith'‑ay‑mee);  5142 ‑ τρέφω (tref'‑o);  2729 ‑ κατισχύω (kat‑is‑khoo'‑o);  837 ‑ αὐξάνω (owx‑an'‑o);  5312 ‑ ὑψόω (hoop‑so'‑o);  1625 ‑ ἐκτρέφω (ek‑tref'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (118)
Genesis
16
Exodus
2
Numbers
2
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
6
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
7
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
4
2 Chronicles
4
Ezra
1
Esther
3
Job
4
Psalms
16
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
3
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
5
Daniel
9
Hosea
1
Joel
2
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
2
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
NAS (142)
Genesis
19
Exodus
2
Numbers
3
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
7
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
5
Ezra
1
Esther
3
Job
4
Psalms
18
Ecclesiastes
4
Isaiah
11
Jeremiah
6
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
10
Hosea
1
Joel
4
Amos
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
4
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
HCS (116)
Genesis
14
Exodus
2
Numbers
2
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
6
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
5
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
4
Ezra
1
Esther
4
Job
4
Psalms
16
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
3
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
5
Daniel
9
Hosea
1
Joel
1
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
2
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
BSB (118)
Genesis
18
Exodus
2
Numbers
2
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
6
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
5
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
4
2 Chronicles
4
Ezra
1
Esther
3
Job
4
Psalms
15
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
3
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
5
Daniel
9
Hosea
1
Joel
2
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
2
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
ESV (108)
Genesis
14
Numbers
2
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
6
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
5
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
4
2 Chronicles
4
Ezra
1
Esther
3
Job
3
Psalms
16
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
3
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
5
Daniel
9
Hosea
1
Amos
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
2
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
WEB (119)
Genesis
16
Exodus
2
Numbers
2
Joshua
2
Judges
2
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
6
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
7
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
4
2 Chronicles
4
Ezra
1
Esther
3
Job
4
Psalms
16
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
10
Jeremiah
3
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
5
Daniel
10
Hosea
1
Joel
2
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Jonah
1
Micah
1
Zephaniah
2
Zechariah
2
Malachi
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2054) ldc (גדל GDL) AC: Magnify CO: Rope AB: Magnificent: A cord is made by twisting fibers together, the larger and more numerous the fibers, the stronger the cord will be. Anything that is large or great in size or stature. [from: dc- from the twisting of sinew to make cords.] (eng: great - with the exchange and reversal of the r and l and the t and d)

V) ldc (גדל GDL) - Magnify: To increase in size or ones position of honor. KJV (115): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) magnify, great, grow, nourish - Strongs: H1431 (גָּדַל)

Nm) ldc (גדל GDL) - Grow: An increasing in size. KJV (4): grow, great - Strongs: H1432 (גָּדֵל)

bm) lidc (גדיל GDYL) - Tassel: Something that is made from twisted fibers. KJV (2): fringe, wreath - Strongs: H1434 (גָּדִל)

cm) lfdc (גדול GDWL) - Magnificent: Something with increased size, power or authority. KJV (529): great, high, loud, elder, mighty - Strongs: H1419 (גָּדֹל)

df1) elfdc (גדולה GDWLH) - Magnificence: An increase in size power or authority. KJV (12): greatness, great, majesty, dignity - Strongs: H1420 (גְּדוּלָּה)

gm) ldfc (גודל GWDL) - Magnificence: An increase in size power or authority. KJV (13): greatness, stout, stoutness - Strongs: H1433 (גֹּדֶל)

hm) ldcm (מגדל MGDL) - Tower: A place of great size. KJV (50): tower, castle, flower, pulpit - Strongs: H4026 (מִגְדָּלָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

גָּדַל

(1) pr. to twist together, to bind together, like the Arab. جدل. to twist, to twine a cord, Ch. גְּדַל, Syr. ܓܕܠ to twist, to twine, whence Heb. גְּדִילִים threads twisted together. This primary power is partly in the cognate languages applied to wrestling, whence جَادَلَ to wrestle, and Ethiopic ገደለ፡ to wrestle, to contend;-partly to strength and force, like other verbs of binding and twisting, חוּל, חָבַל, בָּבַר, קָשֵׁר, whence Arabic جَدَلُ strength. Hence the intrans. signification which is almost the only one in Hebrew

(2) to be or become great, to grow, pret. E, Job 31:18 fut. יִגְדַּל. (A trace of a transitive power is found in the pr.n. גְּדַלְיָה which see.) Genesis 21:8, 25:27 38:14 Exodus 2:10, 11 Job 31:18, גְּדֵלַנִי כְאָב “the orphan grew up to me as a father,” i.e. with me, under my care. The suffix is to be taken as a dative. It is applied to riches and power, Genesis 26:13, עַד בִּי־גָדַל מְאֹד “until he became very great,” i.e. very rich; 24:35 48:19 41:40 “only in the throne will I be greater than thou,” I will only be above thee in the royal dignity.

(3) to be greatly valued, 1 Samuel 26:24 (compare verse 21 1 Samuel 26:21). Also to be celebrated with praises, Psalms 35:27, יִגְדַּל יְהֹוָה “praised be Jehovah;” 40:17 70:5 2 Samuel 7:26.

Piel גִּדַּלִ, in the end of a clause גִּדֵּל (Joshua 4:14; Esther 3:1). [“Compare Lehrg. § 93, n. 1; Heb. Gram. § 51, n. 1.”]

(1) to cause and to take care that any thing shall grow, and become great, hence, to nourish, to train, as the hair, Numbers 6:5 to nourish plants, trees; used of the rain, Isaiah 44:14; Ezekiel 31:4 to bring up children, 2 Kings 10:6; Isaiah 1:2, 23:4. Figuratively, to make rich and powerful, Joshua 3:7; Esther 3:1, 5:11 10:2 Genesis 12:2.

(2) to make much of, to value highly, Job 7:17, “what is man כִּי תְגַדְּלֶנּוּ that thou makest so much of him?” Hence to praise, to celebrate, Psalms 69:31 followed by לְ 34:4.

Pual, pass. of Piel No. 1, to be brought up, caused to grow. Part. Psalms 144:12.

Hiphil.

(1) to make great, Genesis 19:19; Isaiah 9:2, 28:29 הִגְדִּיל לַעֲשׂוֹת to act nobly, to perform great actions, used of God, Joel 2:21 and without לַעֲשׂוֹת 1 Samuel 12:24 but see below. An ellipsis of another gerund is found, 1 Samuel 20:41, “they both wept, עַד־דָּוִד הִגְדִּיל (followed by לִבְכּוֹת) until David wept most violently.” The phrase is taken in a bad sense, הִגְדִּיל פֶּה Obadiah 1:12 הִגְדִּיל בְּפֶה Ezekiel 35:13, to speak arrogantly, proudly, also הִגְדִּיל לַעֲשׂוֹת to act arrogantly, Joel, 2:20 and simply הִגְדִּיל Lamentations 1:9; Zephaniah 2:8 followed by עַל Psalms 35:26, 38:17. Compare גָּבַר Hithpael.

(2) to make high, to lift up, Psalms 41:10.

Hithpael.

(1) to shew oneself great and powerful, Ezekiel 38:23.

(2) to act arrogantly; followed by עַל Isaiah 10:15; Daniel 11:36, 37 Daniel 11:37.

Derivatives גָּדוֹל, גְּדוּלָה, גְּדִילִים, מִגְדָּל, and pr.n. יִגְדַּלְיָה, מִגְדֹּל, or מִגְדּוֹל. The rest follow immediately.

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List of Word Forms
אֶגְדַּ֥ל אַגְדִּ֥יל אגדיל אגדל גְּדֵלַ֣נִי גִּדְּל֔וּהוּ גִּדְּל֖וֹ גִּדְּל֤וֹ גִּדֵּֽלָה׃ גִּדַּ֣לְתִּי גִּדַּ֤ל גִּדַּל֩ גִדֵּ֔ל גִדַּ֛לְתִּי גִדַּלְתּ֑וֹ גַּדְּל֣וּ גַּדֵּ֥ל גַּדֶּלְךָ֔ גָּדְל֖וּ גָּדְל֣וּ גָּדְלָ֧ה גָּדַ֖לְתָּ גָּדַ֣לְתָּ גָֽדְלָ֤ה גָדְלָ֖ה גָדַ֖ל גָדַ֣ל גָדַ֥ל גדל גדלה גדלה׃ גדלו גדלוהו גדלך גדלני גדלת גדלתו גדלתי הִגְדִּ֑יל הִגְדִּ֖יל הִגְדִּ֖ל הִגְדִּ֣יל הִגְדִּ֥יל הִגְדִּֽיל׃ הִגְדִּֽילוּ׃ הִגְדַּ֖לְתִּי הִגְדַּ֣לְתָּ הִגְדַּ֤לְתִּי הִגְדַּ֥לְתָּ הַֽמַּגְדִּילִ֥ים הגדיל הגדיל׃ הגדילו׃ הגדל הגדלת הגדלתי המגדילים וְגָדֵ֔ל וְגָדַ֣לְתִּי וְהִגְדִּֽיל׃ וְהִתְגַּדִּלְתִּי֙ וְיִגְדַּ֨ל וְיִתְגַּדֵּל֙ וִֽיגַדֵּ֥ל וִֽיגַדֵּל֙ וַֽיְגַדְּלֵ֖הוּ וַֽיִּגְדְּלוּ֙ וַֽתִּגְדְּלִ֔י וַאֲגַדְּלֶ֥נּוּ וַאֲגַדְּלָ֖ה וַיְגַדֵּ֨ל וַיִּגְדְּל֨וּ וַיִּגְדַּ֖ל וַיִּגְדַּ֛ל וַיִּגְדַּ֣ל וַיִּגְדַּ֤ל וַיִּגְדַּ֥ל וַיִּגְדַּל֙ וַיִּגְדָּ֑ל וַיִגְדַּ֣ל וַיַּגְדִּ֔לוּ וַיַּגְדִּ֖ילוּ וַתִּגְדַּ֖ל וַתִּגְדַּ֥ל וַתִּגְדַּל־ וַתַּגְדִּ֤ילוּ וַתַּגְדֵּ֣ל וּֽלְגַדְּלָ֖ם וּלְהַגְדִּ֣יל ואגדלה ואגדלנו וגדל וגדלתי והגדיל׃ והתגדלתי ויגדילו ויגדל ויגדלהו ויגדלו ויתגדל ולגדלם ולהגדיל ותגדילו ותגדל ותגדל־ ותגדלי יְגַדְּלוּ֙ יְגַדֵּֽל׃ יִגְדַּ֖ל יִגְדַּ֣ל יִגְדַּ֤ל יִגְדַּל֙ יִגְדַּל־ יִגְדָּ֑ל יִגְדָּ֔לוּ יִתְגַּדֵּ֤ל יִתְגַּדָּֽל׃ יַגְדִּ֔יל יַגְדִּ֥יל יגדיל יגדל יגדל־ יגדל׃ יגדלו יתגדל יתגדל׃ לְגַדֵּ֥ל לְהַגְדִּ֨יל ׀ לגדל להגדיל מְגַדְּלִ֥ים מְגֻדָּלִ֪ים מִגְדֹּ֖ול מגדול מגדלים תְגַדְּלֶ֑נּוּ תִּגְדַּ֤ל תִגְדַּ֜ל תַּגְדִּ֑ילוּ תַּגְדֵּ֥ל תגדילו תגדל תגדלנו ’aḡ·dîl ’aḡdîl ’eḡ·dal ’eḡdal agDil egDal ḡā·ḏal gā·ḏal·tā gā·ḏə·lāh ḡā·ḏə·lāh gā·ḏə·lū gad·də·lū gad·dêl gad·del·ḵā gaDal ḡāḏal gaDalta gāḏaltā gadDel gaddêl gaddelCha gaddelḵā gaddeLu gaddəlū gadeLah gāḏəlāh ḡāḏəlāh gadeLu gāḏəlū gə·ḏê·la·nî gedeLani gəḏêlanî gid·dal gid·dal·tî ḡid·dal·tî ḡid·dal·tōw gid·dê·lāh gid·də·lōw gid·də·lū·hū ḡid·dêl giddal gidDalti giddaltî ḡiddaltî giddalTo ḡiddaltōw gidDel ḡiddêl gidDelah giddêlāh giddeLo giddəlōw giddeLuhu giddəlūhū ham·maḡ·dî·lîm hammagdiLim hammaḡdîlîm hiḡ·dal·tā hiḡ·dal·tî hiḡ·dî·lū hiḡ·dil hiḡ·dîl higDalta hiḡdaltā higDalti hiḡdaltî higDil hiḡdil hiḡdîl higDilu hiḡdîlū lə·ḡad·dêl lə·haḡ·dîl legadDel ləḡaddêl lehagDil ləhaḡdîl mə·ḡad·də·lîm mə·ḡud·dā·lîm megaddeLim məḡaddəlîm meguddaLim məḡuddālîm miḡ·dō·wl migDol miḡdōwl taḡ·dêl taḡ·dî·lū tagDel taḡdêl tagDilu taḡdîlū ṯə·ḡad·də·len·nū tegaddeLennu ṯəḡaddəlennū tiḡ·dal ṯiḡ·dal tigDal tiḡdal ṯiḡdal ū·lə·ḡad·də·lām ū·lə·haḡ·dîl ulegaddeLam ūləḡaddəlām ulehagDil ūləhaḡdîl vaagaddeLah vaagaddeLennu vaiyagDilu vaiyigDal vaiyigdeLu vattagDel vattagDilu vattigDal vattigdeLi vaygadDel vaygaddeLehu vayigDal vegaDalti vegaDel vehigDil vehitgaddilTi veyigDal veyitgadDel vigadDel wa’ăḡaddəlāh wa’ăḡaddəlennū wa·’ă·ḡad·də·lāh wa·’ă·ḡad·də·len·nū wa·yiḡ·dal wat·taḡ·dêl wat·taḡ·dî·lū wat·tiḡ·dal wat·tiḡ·dal- wat·tiḡ·də·lî wattaḡdêl wattaḡdîlū wattiḡdal wattiḡdal- wattiḡdəlî way·ḡad·də·lê·hū way·ḡad·dêl way·yaḡ·di·lū way·yaḡ·dî·lū way·yiḡ·dal way·yiḡ·dāl way·yiḡ·də·lū wayḡaddêl wayḡaddəlêhū wayiḡdal wayyaḡdilū wayyaḡdîlū wayyiḡdal wayyiḡdāl wayyiḡdəlū wə·ḡā·ḏal·tî wə·ḡā·ḏêl wə·hiḡ·dîl wə·hiṯ·gad·dil·tî wə·yiḡ·dal wə·yiṯ·gad·dêl wəḡāḏaltî wəḡāḏêl wəhiḡdîl wəhiṯgaddiltî wəyiḡdal wəyiṯgaddêl wî·ḡad·dêl wîḡaddêl yaḡ·dîl yagDil yaḡdîl yə·ḡad·də·lū yə·ḡad·dêl yegadDel yəḡaddêl yegaddeLu yəḡaddəlū yiḡ·dā·lū yiḡ·dal yiḡ·dāl yiḡ·dal- yigDal yiḡdal yiḡdāl yiḡdal- yigDalu yiḡdālū yiṯ·gad·dāl yiṯ·gad·dêl yitgadDal yiṯgaddāl yitgadDel yiṯgaddêl
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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