Word Summary
gaal: to defile
Original Word: גָּאַל
Transliteration: gaal
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-al')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to defile
Meaning: to soil, desecrate
Strong's Concordance
defile, pollute, stain

A primitive root, (rather identified with ga'al, through the idea of freeing, i.e. Repudiating); to soil or (figuratively) desecrate -- defile, pollute, stain.

see HEBREW ga'al


H1351. gaal

II. [גָּאַל‎] verb defile, late (compare גָּעַל‎) —

Niph`al Perfect3masculine plural נְגֹאֲלוּIsaiah 59:3; Lamentations 4:14, on form see Ges§ 51, 2, Köi. 265; Participle נִגְאָלָהZephaniah 3:1; — be defiled, hands with blood בַּדָּם‎, Isaiah 59:3 compare Lamentations 4:14; participle as substantive defiled, polluted one Zephaniah 3:1 of Jerusalem ("" מֹרְאָה‎; appositive הַיּוֺנָה הָעִיר‎).

Pi`el Perfect1plural suffix גֵּאַלְנוּךָMalachi 1:7 pollute, desecrate, object ׳י‎ (desecrated in his altar).

Pu`al Imperfect מִןהַֿכְּהֻנָּה וַיְגֹאֲלוּEzra 2:62 = Nehemiah 7:64 construct pregnant and they were desecrated out of the priesthood, i.e. deposed, as desecrated one; Participle מְגֹאָל‎ of bread laid on Yahweh's altar Malachi 1:7; of Yahweh's altar (table, שֻׁלְחָן‎) 1:12.

Hiph`il Perfect1singular אֶגְאָ֑לְתִּיIsaiah 63:3 (on Aramaic form see Köi. 27 Ges§ 53 R. 6 but) read perhaps גֵּאָ֑לְתִּיPi`el, see GFMThLZ 1887, 292 compare also Gesl.c. N. Ol§ 255 b Sta§ 159 b, 3; — I have polluted, i.e. stained all my raiment.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְגָּאַלDaniel 1:8; יִתְגָּאָ֑ל1:8; — defile himself.