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Strong's #6428 - פָּלַשׁ

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1) to roll

1a) (Hithpael) to roll in ashes or dust (as an act of mourning)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4766 ‑ στρωννύω (strone'‑noo‑mee);  5291 ‑ ὑποστρωννύω (hoop‑os‑trone'‑noo‑mee);  2875 ‑ κόπτω (kop'‑to);  
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KJV (4)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 1
NAS (4)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 1
HCS (4)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 1
BSB (4)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 1
ESV (5)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 2
WEB (4)
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Micah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2614) slp (פלסה PLSh) AC: Roll CO: ? AB: ?: A rolling around in dust or ashes as a sign of morning) [from: sl- rolling the dough]

V) slp (פלסה PLSh) - Roll: KJV (5): (vf: Hitpael) wallow, roll - Strongs: H6428 (פָּלַשׁ)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָּלַשׁ] verb Hithpa`el act of mourning, possibly roll in (dust, etc.; weakened from burrow into) (Late Hebrew Pi`el break open, or through; Assyrian palâšu, dig a hole; Syriac dig or break through; but connection dubious, Vrss mostly be-sprinkle oneself, Aq roll oneself); — Perfect 1 singular עָפָרהִתְמַּלָּ֑שְׁתִּי Micah 1:10 Kt (Qr Imperative מַּלָּ֑שִׁי-), others masculine plural מַּלָּ֑שׁוּ-); Imperfect 3 masculine plural בָּאֵפֶר יִתְמַּלָּ֑שׁוּ Ezekiel 27:30, so Imperative feminine singular הִתֵמַּלֵּשִׁי בָאֵפֶר Jeremiah 6:26 (compare Micah 1:10 Qr); absolute, masculine plural הִתֵמַּלְּשׁוּ Micah 25:34.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

פָּלַשׁ an unused root; pr. (as rightly given by Simonis in edit. 1-3, and Kimchi, התגלגל), to roll, to revolve (wälzen); like the kindred roots פָּלַס, פָּלַל (פּוֹל). Hence

Hithpael, to roll oneself, i.e. to wallow in ashes (בָּאֵפֶר), Jeremiah 6:26; Ezekiel 27:30 in dust (עָפָר), Micah 1:10. Absol. id. Jeremiah 25:34.-In former editions I followed the LXX. and Vulg. in giving this root the signification of sprinkling, which has been assented to by Rosenm. and Winer (in Lex. page 776); but I prefer the former, as springing from the internal nature of the root.


פָּלַשׁ (prob. kindred to the verbs פָּלַט, פָּלַת), Æhiop. ፈለሰ፡ to wander, to emigrate, ተፈለሰ፡to wander without any certain abode, ፊላሲ፡a stranger, wanderer. Hence

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List of Word Forms
הִתְפַּלָּֽשִׁי׃ התפלשי׃ וְהִֽתְפַּלְּשׁוּ֙ וְהִתְפַּלְּשִׁ֣י והתפלשו והתפלשי יִתְפַּלָּֽשׁוּ׃ יתפלשו׃ hiṯ·pal·lā·šî hitpalLashi hiṯpallāšî vehitpalleShi vehitpalleShu wə·hiṯ·pal·lə·šî wə·hiṯ·pal·lə·šū wəhiṯpalləšî wəhiṯpalləšū yiṯ·pal·lā·šū yitpalLashu yiṯpallāšū