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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #6750 - צָלַל

Word Origin
a primitive root [identical with (06749) through the idea of vibration]
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to tingle, quiver

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to tingle (of ears)

1a2) to quiver (of fear)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1416 ‑ δύνω (doo'‑no, doo'‑mee);  2278 ‑ ἠχέω (ay‑kheh'‑o);  2525 ‑ καθίστημι (kath‑is'‑tay‑mee);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
Habakkuk 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
Habakkuk 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
Habakkuk 1
v-qp3cp 1
v-qp3cp 1
v-qp3cp 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1150) lz (זל ZL) AC: Shake CO: Branch AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of n agricultural cutting implement. The l represents a staff. Combined these mean "cut the staff". A staff is made by cutting a branch from the tree, this green branch shakes and bends easily until it has hardened. (see isa185)

A) lz (זל ZL) AC: ? CO: Cymbal AB: ?: What is shaken easily.

kf2) tlzm (מזלת MZLT) - Cymbal: An instrument that vibrates when shaken. [df: tlum] KJV (13): cymbal - Strongs: H4700 (מְצִלְתַּיִם)

lf ) lzlz (זלזל ZLZL) - Twig: A small branch that shakes easily. [df: ltlt] KJV (2): sprigs, bushy - Strongs: H2150 (זַלְזַל), H8534 (תַּלְתָּל)

elm ) lzliz (זילזל ZYLZL) - Cymbal: An instrument that vibrates when shaken. [df: lulu] KJV (6): cymbal - Strongs: H6767 (צִלְצָל)

B) llz (זלל ZLL) AC: Shake CO: ? AB: ?

V) llz (זלל ZLL) - Shake: A shaking from fear or overeating. [df: llu] KJV (12): (vf: Paal, Niphal) flow down, vile, glutton, riotous, tingle, quiver - Strongs: H2151 (זָלַל), H6750 (צָלַל)

C) lza (אזל AZL) AC: Waver CO: ? AB: ?: An unsteady, shaking or to and fro motion.

V) lza (אזל AZL) - Waver: To go about in a shaking motion. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (13): (vf: Paal, Pual) gone, fail, gaddest about, to and fro, spent, went - Strongs: H235 (אָזַל), H236 (אֲזַל)

J) lfz (זול ZWL) AC: Shake CO: ? AB: Vile: A shaking out of something.

V) lfz (זול ZWL) - Shake: To shake out. KJV (2): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) lavish, despise - Strongs: H2107 (זוּל)

Nf1) elfz (זולה ZWLH) - Except: An exception in the sense of shaking everything out except one. KJV (16): beside, save, only, but - Strongs: H2108 (זוּלָה)

Nf3) tflfz (זולות ZWLWT) - Vile: One who shakes easily. KJV (1): vilest - Strongs: H2149 (זֻלּוּת)

M) liz (זיל ZYL) AC: Shake CO: Bell AB: ?

kf1 ) elizm (מזילה MZYLH) - Bell: KJV (1): bell - Strongs: H4698 (מְצִלָּה)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [צָלַל] verb tingle, quiver (Late Hebrew צִלְצֵל whirr (rare); Arabic , ; ᵑ7צְלַל; Syriac ); — Perfect 3 plural צָֽלְלוּ Habakkuk 3:16; Imperfect 3 feminine plural תְּצִלֶּינָה 1 Samuel 3:11, תִּצַּלְנָה (Ges§ 67g) 2 Kings 21:12; Jeremiah 19:3; — tingle, of ears, at horrid sound 1 Samuel 3:11; 2 Kings 21:12; Jeremiah 19:3 (all of dreadful news); of lips, quiver in terror Habakkuk 3:16.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

צָלַל to tingle, as the ear, 1 Samuel 3:11; 2 Kings 21:12. (Arab. صَلَّ, Syr. ܨܠܠ id. Compare the Germ. fchallen, Schelle, and without the sibilant הָלַל hallen, gellen; Arabic جلجل a cymbal. L being changed into n, it answers to طنّ Lat. tinnivit). It is applied to the lips quivering with fear, Habakkuk 3:16.

Derivatives, צְלָצָל, מְצִלְתַּיִם.


צָלַל Arab. ضلَّ pr. to be rolled down, to roll oneself (hinabrollen), kindred to the root גָּלַל (as to which see p. 172, B ), inasmuch as the letters צ, ض come very near to the force of gutturals and palatals (see p. 598, A, and Ewald’s Gramm. p. 33). Hence צְלוּל or צְלִיל Judges 7:13, i.q. גְּלוּל or גְּלִיל = κολλύρα a round cake of bread. The verb occurs once, Exodus 15:10, צָֽלֲלוּ כָּעוֹפֶרֶת “they are rolled down like lead.” (Arab. ضَلَّ is to perish, to be hid, to disappear. IV. pass. to be buried, all from the idea of tumbling downwards).

The derived nouns take their form from the kindred צוּל, namely צוּלָה, מְצוּלָה.


צָלַל (Arab. ظَلَّ), to be shaded, dusky, Nehemiah 13:19.

Hiphil, part. מֵצַל shadowing, Ezekiel 31:3.

Derivatives, צֵל, צֵלֶל, צַלְמָוֶת, מְצֻלָּה, and pr.n. צִלָּה, צְלֶלְפּוֹנִי, בְּצַלְאֵל.

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List of Word Forms
צָלֲל֣וּ צללו תְּצִלֶּ֖ינָה תִּצַּ֖לְנָה תִּצַּ֥לְנָה תצלינה תצלנה tə·ṣil·le·nāh təṣillenāh tetzilLeinah tiṣ·ṣal·nāh tiṣṣalnāh titzTzalnah tzalaLu
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