Word Summary
palach: to cleave
Original Word: פָלַח
Transliteration: palach
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-lakh')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cleave
Meaning: to slice, break open, pierce
Strong's Concordance
bring forth, cleave, cut, shred, strike through

A primitive root; to slice, i.e. Break open or pierce -- bring forth, cleave, cut, shred, strike through.


H6398. palach

[מָּלַח‎] verb cleave (Arabic cleave; Aramaic מְּלַח‎ (usually),, are till, work, serve [=עָבַד‎]); —

Qal Participle מֹּלֵחַPsalm 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); אֶל וַיְּפַלַּח2 Kings 4:39 of cutting up (fruit) into pot.

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