Word Summary
galal: to roll, roll away
Original Word: גָּלַל
Transliteration: galal
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-lal')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to roll, roll away
Meaning: to roll, roll away
Strong's Concordance
commit, remove, roll away, down, together, run down, seek occasion, trust,

A primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively) -- commit, remove, roll (away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.


H1556. galal

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

Qal Perfect1singular גַּלּוֺתִיJoshua 5:9, וְגָָֽלֲלוּ‎ consecutive Genesis 29:3, 8; Imperative גֹּלPsalm 22:9 (ᵑ0‎ De; but ᵐ5‎ Bi Che read גַּל‎3masculine singular perfect, so AV RVm) Proverbs 16:3, גּוֺלPsalm 37:5, גַּל119:22 (but read גֹּל‎ Ew Hi Ri Gr Che), גֹּלּוּJoshua 10:18; 1 Samuel 14:33; Participle גֹּלֵלProverbs 26:27; — roll a stone 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 עַליֿ ׳גּוֺל דַּרְכֶּ֑ךָ37:5, compare 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), הַשָּׁמַיִם כַסֵּפֶר וְנָגֹלּוּIsaiah 34:4 and the heavens shall roll up like a book; מִשְׁמָּט כַּמַּיִם יִגַּלAmos 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 בְדָמִים מְגוֺלָלָה שִׂמְלָהIsaiah 9:4 garment rolled (dabbled, rolled over and over) in blood.

Hithpo`el Infinitive לְהִתְגֹּלֵלGenesis 43:8; Participle מִתְגֹּלֵל2 Samuel 20:12; rol oneself over and over, מִתְג ׳וַעֲמָשָׂא בַּדָּם20:12 now Amasa was wallowing in his blood; figurative Genesis 43:18 ׳לְהִתְג עָלֵינוּto roll himself upon us, i.e. assail us with overwhelming force ("" עָלֵינוּ וּלְהִתְנַמֵּל‎).

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

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

Qal (which it really is, Imperfect in i, according to BaZMG 1888, 178).

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