Word Summary
gal: a heap, wave, billow
Original Word: גַּל
Transliteration: gal
Phonetic Spelling: (gal)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a heap, wave, billow
Meaning: something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water
Strong's Concordance
billow, heap, spring, wave

From galal; something rolled, i.e. A heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves) -- billow, heap, spring, wave.

see HEBREW galal


H1530. gal

גַּלnoun masculineGenesis 31:48 heap, wave, billow (as rolled together, rolling, rolling up), also

spring, ᵑ0Song of Solomon 4:12 compare

3 below — absolute גַּלJob 8:17 5t. (including הַגַּלGenesis 31:48 +); גָּ֑ל31:46; הַגָּ֑ל31:46; לַגָּ֑לIsaiah 25:2; construct גַּלֿJoshua 7:26 + 2t. + Genesis 31:47-48, q.see below; plural גַּלִּים2 Kings 19:25 6t.; construct גַּלֵּיֿIsaiah 48:18; suffix גַּלָּיוPsalm 89:10 6t.; גַּלֵּיהֶם65:8 2t.; —

1 heap of stones,

a. ׳ג אבנים‎ raised (הקים‎) over dead body Joshua 7:26; 8:29; compare 2 Samuel 18:17 (with הִצִּיב‎).

b. גַּל‎ alone Job 8:17 (roots wrapped about it).

c. heap or pile made (עשׂה‎) for use in ratifying compact of Jacob with Laban Genesis 31:46 (twice in verse); 31:48; 31:51; Genesis 38:52; 31:52 (twice in verse) compare also גַּלְעֵד

proper name, dual heap of ruins Isaiah 25:2; elsewhere plural Hosea 12:12; 2 Kings 19:25 = Isaiah 37:26; Job 15:28 Jeremiah 9:10; 51:37.

2 waves (rollers) in poetry, only plural, waves of sea Jeremiah 5:22; 31:35; Isaiah 51:15; Job 38:11; Psalm 65:8; 89:10; 107:25; 107:29; compare also in simile Ezekiel 26:3; Isaiah 48:18 (גַּלֵּיהַֿיָּם‎); figurative of chastisements from ׳יPsalm 42:8 ("" מִשְׁבָּרִים‎) Jonah 2:3 ("" id.); of army of Babylon's conqueror Jeremiah 51:42, 55; compare Zechariah 10:11 (VB; but BevJPh xviii. 88 proposes גִּבְלִים‎ compare Ezekiel 27:9).

3 spring, Song of Solomon 4:12 חָתוּם מַעְיָן נָעוּל גַּל כַּלָּ֑ה אֲחוֺתִי נָעוּל גַּןa garden barred (is) my sister, bride, a spring barred, a fountain sealed; but גַּן‎ for ᵑ9 ᵑ6 ᵐ5 גַּל‎.