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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #6398 - פָּלַח

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

1) to cleave, slice

1a) (Qal) to cleave, plow

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to cleave open or through

1b2) to cause to cleave open

1b3) to slice, pierce

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1685 ‑ ἐμβάλλω (em‑bal'‑lo);  4141 ‑ πλήσσω (place'‑so);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (5) HCS (5)
2 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
2 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
2 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
v-pi3fp 1
v-pi3ms 2
v-pw3ms 1
v-qPms 1
v-pi3fp 1
v-pi3ms 2
v-pw3ms 1
v-qPms 1
v-pi3fp 1
v-pi3ms 2
v-pw3ms 1
v-qPms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2608) hlp (פלהה PLHh) AC: Slice CO: ? AB: ?: The cutting off of a piece of something.

V) hlp (פלהה PLHh) - I. Slice:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Serve:[Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (15): (vf: Paal, Piel) cut, shred, cleave, bring forth, strike, serve, minister - Strongs: H6398 (פָּלַח), H6399 (פְּלַח)

Nf) hlp (פלהה PLHh) - Part: As what is sliced off. KJV (6): piece - Strongs: H6400 (פֶּלַח)

mm) nhlp (פלההנ PLHhN) - Service: [Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (1): service - Strongs: H6402 (פָּלְחָן)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָּלַח] verb cleave (Arabic cleave; Aramaic מְּלַח (usually),, are till, work, serve [=עָבַד]); —

Qal Participle מֹּלֵחַ Psalm 141:7 of cleaving, ploughing, בָּאָרֶץ ("" בקע).

Pi`el Imperfect

1 cleave open, through, 3 masculine singular יְפַלַּח of piercing kidneys Job 16:13, liver Proverbs 7:23 (both figurative); וַיְּפַלַּח אֶל 2 Kings 4:39 of cutting up (fruit) into pot.

2 cause to cleave open, 3 feminine plural יַלְדֵיהֶן תְּפַלַּחְנָה Job 39:3 of animals bringing forth young; read perhaps תְּפַלַּטְנָה ( Job 21:10).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

פָּלַח to cleave, specially to furrow the ground, Psalms 141:7. (Arab. فلح id.; hence to till a field, فَلَّاحُ a husbandman. Compare Ch. and as to the origin under the root פָּלָא.


(1) to cleave, pierce, e.g. as a dart the liver, Proverbs 7:23; Job 16:13 to cut up, e.g. gourds, 2 Kings 4:39.

(2) to cause (young ones) to cleave the womb and break forth, i.e. to bring forth, Job 39:3. Compare פָּטַר.

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List of Word Forms
וַיְפַלַּ֛ח ויפלח יְפַלַּ֣ח יְפַלַּ֪ח יפלח פֹלֵ֣חַ פלח תְּפַלַּ֑חְנָה תפלחנה foLeach p̄ō·lê·aḥ p̄ōlêaḥ tə·p̄al·laḥ·nāh tefalLachnah təp̄allaḥnāh vayfalLach way·p̄al·laḥ wayp̄allaḥ yə·p̄al·laḥ yefalLach yəp̄allaḥ
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