Word Summary
pacach: to pass or spring over
Original Word: פָסַח
Transliteration: pacach
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-sakh')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to pass or spring over
Meaning: to hop, skip over, to hesitate, to limp, to dance
Strong's Concordance
halt, become lame, leap, pass over

A primitive root; to hop, i.e. (figuratively) skip over (or spare); by implication, to hesitate; also (literally) to limp, to dance -- halt, become lame, leap, pass over.


H6452. pacach

I. מָּסַחverb pass or spring over; —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳פExodus 12:27, ׳וּפ‎ consecutive V:23 (J); 1 singular וּפָסַחְתִּ֫י12:13 (P), all with עַל‎, of ׳יpassing over (sparing) houses of Israel; Infinitive absolute מָּסוֺחַIsaiah 31:5 a passing over (SC. עַליְֿרוּשָׁלַםִ‎).

II. [מָּסַח‎] verb limp (Thes below I. ׳פ‎ but dubious; Arabic is dislocate; according to Gerber73 II. ׳פ‎ is denominative from מִּסֵּחַ‎ [and this below I. ׳פ‎?]); —

Qal Participle plural הַסְּעַמִּים עַלשְֿׁתֵּי מֹּסְחִים1 Kings 18:21 figurative (see [ סְעִמָּה‎]).

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִּמָּסֵחַ וַיִּמֹּל2 Samuel 4:4 and he fell and was made limping (lame).

Pi`el Imperfect3masculine plural עַלהַֿמִּזְבֵּחַ וַיְפַסְּחוּ1 Kings 18:26 they went limping (along by the altar), i.e. probably in their dance, see Kit PietschmPhön. 220 (Gr ויפסעו‎ [ = וַיִּפְשְׂעוּ‎] stepped).