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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1556 - גָּלַל

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

1) to roll, roll away, roll down, roll together

1a) (Qal) to roll

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to roll up

1b2) to flow down

1c) (Pilpel) to roll

1d) (Poal) to be rolled

1e) (Hithpoel) to roll oneself

1f) (Hithpalpel) to roll oneself

1g) (Hiphil) to roll away

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 601 ‑ ἀποκαλύπτω (ap‑ok‑al‑oop'‑to);  851 ‑ ἀφαιρέω (af‑ahee‑reh'‑o);  1679 ‑ ἐλπίζω (el‑pid'‑zo);  4014 ‑ περιαιρέω (per‑ee‑ahee‑reh'‑o);  4811 ‑ συκοφαντέω (soo‑kof‑an‑teh'‑o);  1667 ‑ ἑλίσσω (hel‑is'‑so);  617 ‑ ἀποκυλίω (ap‑ok‑oo‑lee'‑o);  2947 ‑ κυλίω (koo‑lee‑o'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (18) NAS (18) HCS (17)
Genesis 4
Joshua 2
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Genesis 4
Joshua 2
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Genesis 4
Joshua 2
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
v-lPfs 1
v-qPms 1
v-qp3cp 2
v-vPms 1
v-vc 1
v-wp3cp 1
v-lPfs 1
v-qPms 1
v-qp3cp 2
v-vPms 1
v-vc 1
v-lPfs 1
v-qPms 1
v-qp3cp 2
v-vPms 1
v-vc 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1058) lc (גל GL) AC: Roll CO: Round AB: ?: Something that is round or a second time around of a time or event. A dancing in a circle. (eng: skull - an added s and an exchange of the k and g, Greek golgotha)

A) lc (גל GL) AC: ? CO: Round AB: ?

Nm ) lc (גל GL) - Mound: A mound or pile of something such as rocks or a spring out of the ground. KJV (36): heap, wave, spring, billow, bowl - Strongs: H1530 (גַּל), H1531 (גֹּל)

Nf1) elc (גלה GLH) - Mound: A mound or pile of something such as a spring out of the ground or other rounded object. KJV (14): spring, bowl, pommel - Strongs: H1543 (גֻּלָּה)

lm) lclc (גלגל GLGL) - Wheel: The wheel of a cart or a whirlwind. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (13): wheel, heaven, rolling thing, whirlwind - Strongs: H1534 (גַּלְגַּל), H1535 (גַּלְגַּל), H1536 (גִּלְגָּל)

lf2) tlclc (גלגלת GLGLT) - Skull: The roundness of the head or skull. Also a census by the counting of heads. KJV (12): poll, skull, every, head - Strongs: H1538 (גֻּלְגֹּלֶת)

B) llc (גלל GLL) AC: Roll CO: Round AB: ?

V) llc (גלל GLL) - Roll: KJV (18): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pilpel) roll, seek occasion, wallow, trust, commit, remove, run down - Strongs: H1556 (גָּלַל)

Nm) llc (גלל GLL) - I. Round thing:Something round such as stones or dung. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. For the Sake of:As a rolling back around. KJV (17): dung, because, sake, because of thee, for, great - Strongs: H1557 (גָּלָל), H1558 (גָּלָל), H1560 (גְּלָל), H1561 (גֵּל), H5953 (עָלַל)

bm) lilc (גליל GLYL) - I. Ring: II. Border:As going around something. KJV (4): folding, ring - Strongs: H1550 (גָּלִיל)

bf1) elilc (גלילה GLYLH) - Border: As going around something. The border of a country is also representative of the country itself. KJV (5): border, coast, country - Strongs: H1552 (גְּלִילָה)

dm) lflc (גלול GLWL) - Idol: As made from a round log or stone. KJV (48): idol, image - Strongs: H1544 (גִּלֻּל)

gf1) ellfc (גוללה GWLLH) - Grape: The harvested round grapes. [df: hllwe] KJV (6): gleaning grapes, grapegleanings, grapes - Strongs: H5955 (עֹלֵלוֹת)

C) lca (אגל AGL) AC: ? CO: Drop AB: ?: A drop of dew as round.

Nm) lca (אגל AGL) - Drop: KJV (1): drop - Strongs: H96 (אֵגֶל)

D) lac (גאל GAL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Redeem: The buying back, a bringing back around, of someone or something.

V) lac (גאל GAL) - Redeem: To restore one to his original position or avenge his death. In the participle form this verb means avenger as it is the role of the nearest relative to redeem one in slavery or avenge his murder. KJV (104): (vf: Paal, Niphal) redeem, redeemer, kinsman, revenger, avenger, ransom, deliver, kinsfolks, kinsmans, part, purchase, stain, wise - Strongs: H1350 (גָּאַל)

df1) elfac (גאולה GAWLH) - Redemption: KJV (14): redeem, redemption, again, kindred - Strongs: H1353 (גְּאֻלָּה)

J) lfc (גול GWL) AC: ? CO: Infant AB: ?: A rejoicing at the birth of a child.

V) lfc (גול GWL) - Milk: To get milk. [df: lwe] KJV (5): (vf: Paal, Participle) milch, young - Strongs: H5763 (עוּל)

Nm ) lfc (גול GWL) - Infant: One who takes milk. [df: lwe] KJV (2): infant, child, babe, little one - Strongs: H5764 (עוּל)

bm ) lifc (גויל GWYL) - Young: [df: lywe] KJV (2): young, little one - Strongs: H5759 (עֲוִיל)

lm ) llfc (גולל GWLL) - Infant: One who takes milk. [df: llwe] KJV (20): suckling, infant - Strongs: H5768 (עֹלָל)

M) lic (גיל GYL) AC: ? CO: Circle AB: ?: A continual rolling or circling.

V) lic (גיל GYL) - Rejoice: A rejoicing by dancing around in a circle. [df: lwg] KJV (44): (vf: Paal) rejoice, glad, joyful, joy, delight - Strongs: H1523 (גּוּל)

Nm ) lic (גיל GYL) - Circle: A circle of rejoicing. KJV (10): rejoice, joy, gladness - Strongs: H1524 (גִּיל)

Nf1) elic (גילה GYLH) - Circle: A circle of rejoicing. [df: tlyg] KJV (2): rejoicing, joy - Strongs: H1525 (גִּילַת)

kf1 ) elicm (מגילה MGYLH) - Scroll: The leather or papyrus sheets of written text that are rolled up. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (22): roll, volume - Strongs: H4039 (מְגִלָּה), H4040 (מְגִלָּה)

fjm) nfilic (גיליונ GYLYWN) - Scroll: The leather or papyrus sheets of written text that are rolled up. KJV (2): glasses, roll - Strongs: H1549 (גִּלְיוֹן)

Adopted Roots:

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. [גָּלַל] verb roll, roll away (Late Hebrew id., & derivatives; Aramaic Pa`el גַּלֵּל, Palpel גַּלְגֵּיל roll, Ithpalpel reflexive, & derivatives; compare Ethpe`el, Ethpalpel (see PS), rota, fluctus, etc.) —

Qal Perfect 1 singular גַּלּוֺתִי Joshua 5:9, וְגָָֽלֲלוּ consecutive Genesis 29:3,8; Imperative גֹּל Psalm 22:9 (ᵑ0 De; but ᵐ5 Bi Che read גַּל 3 masculine singular perfect, so AV RVm) Proverbs 16:3, גּוֺל Psalm 37:5, גַּל Psalm 119:22 (but read גֹּל Ew Hi Ri Gr Che), גֹּלּוּ Joshua 10:18; 1 Samuel 14:33; Participle גֹּלֵל Proverbs 26:27; — roll a stone Proverbs 26:27; roll away stone from upon (מֵעַל) the mouth of a well Genesis 29:3,8; roll stones unto (אֶל) the mouth of a cave Joshua 10:18; stone unto (אֶל) Saul, at which to slay beasts 1 Samuel 14:33; figurative reproach from upon (מֵעַל) the people Joshua 5:9 (subject ׳י), compare Psalm 119:22 (followed by מֵעַל); but also דַּרְכֶּ֑ךָ׳גּוֺל עַליֿ Psalm 37:5, compare Psalm 22:9; Proverbs 16:3 (both followed by אֶלֿ).

Niph`al Perfect וְנָגֹלּוּ consecutive Isaiah 34:4; Imperfect וְיִגַּל (jussive) Amos 5:24; — roll, roll up or along (intransitive), וְנָגֹלּוּ כַסֵּפֶר הַשָּׁמַיִם Isaiah 34:4 and the heavens shall roll up like a book; יִגַּל כַּמַּיִם מִשְׁמָּט Amos 5:24 let judgement roll along (flow down) as the waters.

Pilpel Perfect וְגִלְגַּלְתִּיךָ consecutive Jeremiah 51:25 and I will roll thee down from (מִן) the rocks (subject ׳י; object Babylon under figure of mountain)

Po`al Participle שִׂמְלָהמְגוֺלָלָה בְדָמִים Isaiah 9:4 garment rolled (dabbled, rolled over and over) in blood.

Hithpo`el Infinitive לְהִתְגֹּלֵל Genesis 43:8; Participle מִתְגֹּלֵל 2 Samuel 20:12; rol oneself over and over, בַּדָּם׳וַעֲמָשָׂא מִתְג 2 Samuel 20:12 now Amasa was wallowing in his blood; figurative Genesis 43:18 עָלֵינוּ׳לְהִתְג to roll himself upon us, i.e. assail us with overwhelming force ("" וּלְהִתְנַמֵּלעָלֵינוּ).

Hithpalpel Perfect הִתְגַּלְגָּ֑לוּ Job 30:14 (absolute; "" כְּפֶרֶץ רָחָב יֶאֱתָ֑יוּ) compare Hithpo`el Genesis 43:8.

Hiph`il Imperfect וַיָּ֫גֶל Genesis 29:10; — roll away stone from upon (מֵעַל) mouth of well; as

Qal (which it really Isaiah , Imperfect in i, according to Ba ZMG 1888,178).

גלל (√ of following; Biblical Hebrew גלל; Palmyrene גללא Lzb250 SAC36 Cooke334, = στήλη λιθίνη).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

גָּלַל 1 pers. גַּלּוֹתִי, but pl. גָּֽלְלוּ Genesis 29:3, Genesis 29:8, imp. גֹּל, גּוֹל, once גַּל Psalms 119:22, to roll, as stones, Genesis 29:3, Genesis 29:8. Met. followed by מֵעַל to roll off, or away from any one, e. g. reproach, Joshua 5:9; Psalms 119:22 followed by אֶל and עַל to transfer what is rolled away from oneself to another; Psalms 37:5, גּוֹל עַל־יְהֹוָה דַּרְכֶּךָ “roll upon Jehovah thy way,” i.e. commit all thy concerns to God; Proverbs 16:3, גֹּל אֶל־יְהֹוָה מַעֲשֶׂיךָ “commit to Jehovah whatever thou doest.” Ellipt. Psal. 22:9, where the poet [Christ] speaks of his enemies as deriding his confidence in God and saying, גֹּל אֶל־יְהֹוָה יְפַלְּטֵהוּ “let him devolve his matters upon Jehovah, let him deliver him;” so that גֹּל may be taken as the third person of the imperative, or “he devolved” etc., so that גֹּל is the infinitive put for the finite verb.

Note. The genuine power of this root is expressed by the Germ. rollen, which, like this, is also onomatopoetic. It is one very widely extended, imitating the noise of a globe or other round body rolled forward quickly. It is applied therefore in derivatives.

(a) to things that are round, globular, or rolling, as נַּלְגַּל a wheel, also a whirlwind; גָּלִיל a ring, מְגִלָּה a volume, a roll, Rolle, גֻּלְגֹּלֶת skull, גֵּלֶל, a ball of dung, גֹּל, גֻּלָּה a reservoir for oil.

(b) to heavy things, such as would be rolled and not carried, whence גַּל a heap of stones, גִּלּוּלִים trunks, stocks (Kldße), so called from being rolled; גְּלָל a large stone. (Arab. جَلَلُ an important affair.) It is used also

(c) of waves of water rolling themselves onwards, like the German and English quellen, to well, whence גַּל, גַּלִּים Germ. Wellen. From this most fertile monosyllabic stock, have also sprung the tri-literal roots אָנַל, Arab. اجل, עָגַל whence עֲנָלָה a cart, and with a third radical added at the end, גָּלַם to roll up, גְּלֹם. גֹּלֶם Lat. glomus, glom eravit, globus, Klumpen. In the Hebrew language it has also the sister roots גִּיל to go into a circle, and with a palatal turned into a guttural חוּל, חִיל, אוּל, אִיל (which see); also it has a vast number of offsets in the western languages, especially in Greek. Comp. κέλλω, κίλλω (Valck. ad Herod. vii. 155), κυλίω, κυλίνδω (גלם), κόλλοψ, κόλλαβος, κόλλιξ, κύλλος (comp. κοῖλος), κόλλυρα (a round cake, כִּכָּר), and with the palatal rejected or else put at the end, ἴλλω, εἴλω, εἰλέω, εἰλύω, ἴλη, οὖλος, ἴουλος, ἴλιγγος, ἔλιξ and ἑλίσσω etc. Lat. volvo, Lat. med. callus, i.q. French gallet, caillou (גַּל), Germ. Galle, Gölle i.q. Duelle, quellen, wallen, wälzen, onomat. kullern, Swed. kula, and Lower Germ. Kaul (whence Kugel).

When any thing is rolled along on a rough gravelly soil, so as to make a scraping sound, this is expressed by roots made harsh with the canine letter ר; גָּרַל, גָּרַר, כָּרַר the effects of which are not less widely diffused.

Niphal נָגֹל plur. נָגֹלּוּ fut. יִגַּל.

(1) to be rolled, of the waves of water, Amos 5:24.

(2) to be rolled up, used of the heaven; rolled up like a book, Isaiah 34:4.

Poal, to be rolled in blood, i.e. to be stained with blood, Isaiah 9:4.

Hithpoel id., 2 Samuel 20:12. Followed by עַל to roll oneself upon any one, i.e. to rush upon him, Genesis 43:18.

Pilpel גִּלְגַּל i.q. Kal No. 1, to roll, to roll down, Jeremiah 51:25.

Hithpalpel הִתְגַּלְגַּל to roll oneself down, used of an attacking, enemy, Job 30:14.

Hiphil, fut. וַיָּגֶל to roll, to roll down a stone, Genesis 29:10.

Derivatives, see note under Kal.

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List of Word Forms
גַּ֣ל גַּלּ֛וֹתִי גֹּ֛לּוּ גֹּ֣ל גֹּֽלּוּ־ גּ֣וֹל גול גל גלו גלו־ גלותי הִתְגַּלְגָּֽלוּ׃ התגלגלו׃ וְגִלְגַּלְתִּ֙יךָ֙ וְגָֽלֲלוּ֙ וְגָלֲל֤וּ וְגֹ֥לֵ֥ל וְיִגַּ֥ל וְנָגֹ֥לּוּ וַיָּ֤גֶל וגלגלתיך וגלל וגללו ויגל ונגלו לְהִתְגֹּלֵ֤ל להתגלל מְגוֹלָלָ֣ה מִתְגֹּלֵ֥ל מגוללה מתגלל gal gal·lō·w·ṯî galLoti gallōwṯî gō·wl gol gōl gōl·lū gōl·lū- Gollu gōllū gōllū- gōwl hiṯ·gal·gā·lū hitgalGalu hiṯgalgālū lə·hiṯ·gō·lêl lehitgoLel ləhiṯgōlêl mə·ḡō·w·lā·lāh megolaLah məḡōwlālāh miṯ·gō·lêl mitgoLel miṯgōlêl vaiYagel vegalaLu vegilgalTicha veGoLel venaGollu veyigGal way·yā·ḡel wayyāḡel wə·ḡā·lă·lū wə·ḡil·gal·tî·ḵā wə·ḡō·lêl wə·nā·ḡōl·lū wə·yig·gal wəḡālălū wəḡilgaltîḵā wəḡōlêl wənāḡōllū wəyiggal
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