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Strong's #6617 - פָּתַל

Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to twist
    1. (Niphal)
      1. to be twisted
      2. to wrestle
    2. (Hithpael) to be twisted

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1294 ‑ διαστρέφω (dee‑as‑tref'‑o);  4761 ‑ στρεβλόω (streb‑lo'‑o);  4646 ‑ σκολιός (skol‑ee‑os');  
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Job 1
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NAS (7)
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Job 1
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Proverbs 1
CSB (5)
Genesis 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
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BSB (5)
Genesis 1
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ESV (5)
Genesis 1
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WEB (5)
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2650) ltp (פתל PTL) AC: Twist CO: Cord AB: ?: Cords are made by twisting fibers together. [from: lt- from a rope]

V) ltp (פתל PTL) - Twist: KJV (5): (vf: Niphal, Hitpael) froward, wrestle, unsavory - Strongs: H6617 (פָּתַל)

bm) litp (פתיל PTYL) - Cord: Made of twisted fibers. KJV (11): lace, bracelet, wire, ribband, bound, thread, line - Strongs: H6616 (פָּתִיל)

l m) ltltp (פתלתל PTLTL) - Twisted: KJV (1): crooked - Strongs: H6618 (פְּתַלְתֹּל)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָּתַל] verb twist (Late Hebrew Pi`el and derivatives; Arabic ; Ethiopic ; Aramaic מְּתַל, chiefly derivatives, in figure senses; Syriac ); —

Niph`al Perfect 1 singular נִמְּתַּלְתִּי עִם Genesis 30:8 I have wrestled (literally twisted myself) with; Participle עֲצַת נִפְתָּלִים Job 5:13 the plan of the tortuous; נִפְתָּל וְעִקֵּשׁ Proverbs 8:8 anything tortuous and twisted.

Hithpa`el Imperfect 2 masculine singular עִםֿעִקֵּשׁ תִּתְמַּתָּ֑ל Psalm 18:27 with the twisted thou dost deal tortuously = 2 Samuel 22:27 (so read for impossible תִּתַּמָּ֑ל).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

פָּתַל not used in Kal. Arab. and Eth. to twist, to twine, to spin. See פָּתִיל.


(1) to be twisted; metaph. to be crafty, deceitful, Proverbs 8:8; Job 5:13.

(2) to wrestle (which is done by twisting the limbs together), Genesis 30:8. See נַפְתּוּלִים.

Hithpael, to act perversely or deceitfully, Psalms 18:27. As to the form תִּתַּפַּל 2 Samuel 22:27, see Analyt. Ind.

Derivatives, פָּתִיל, נַפְתּוּלִים pr.n. נַפְתָּלְי, and

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List of Word Forms
נִפְתַּ֛לְתִּי נִפְתָּ֥ל נִפְתָּלִ֣ים נפתל נפתלים נפתלתי תִּתְפַּתָּֽל׃ תִּתַּפָּֽל׃ תתפל׃ תתפתל׃ nifTal niftaLim nifTalti nip̄·tā·lîm nip̄·tāl nip̄·tal·tî nip̄tāl nip̄tālîm nip̄taltî tiṯ·pat·tāl tit·tap·pāl titpatTal tiṯpattāl tittapPal tittappāl
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