Word Summary
para': let go, let alone
Original Word: פָרַע
Transliteration: para'
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-rah')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: let go, let alone
Meaning: to loosen, to expose, dismiss, absolve, begin
Strong's Concordance
avenge, avoid, bare, go back, make naked, perish,

A primitive root; to loosen; by implication, to expose, dismiss; figuratively, absolve, begin -- avenge, avoid, bare, go back, let, (make) naked, set at nought, perish, refuse, uncover.


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' [מָּרַע‎] verb denominative act as leader, lead (?); — only Infinitive construct בִּפְרֹעַJudges 5:2, see above

III. מָּרַעverb let go, let alone (Late Hebrew id. unbind (hair), uncover; Arabic be empty, vacant, unoccupied (with of thing), Syriac uncover; מְּרַע ᵑ7‎ = Late Hebrew); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular consecutive וּפָרַעNumbers 5:18; suffix מְּרָעֹה‎ (Ges§ 7 b, c) Exodus 32:25; Imperfect3masculine singular יִפְרָ֑עLeviticus 21:10, etc.; Imperative masculine singular suffix מְּרָעֵהוּProverbs 4:15; Infinitive cstr. מְּרֹעJudges 5:2; Participle act. מּוֺרֵעַProverbs 13:18; 15:32; pass. מָּרוּעַLeviticus 13:45, מָּרֻעַEzekiel 32:25; —

1 let go, let loose, people, i.e. remove restraint from them, Exodus 32:25 (twice in verse) (E); compare Job 15:4 CheJQ, July 1897, 577 (תִּפְרָע‎ for תִּגְרַע‎); unbind head (by removing turban, sign of mourning) Leviticus 10:6; 21:10 (forbidden to priests); also, 13:45 (leper), Numbers 5:18 (womsn; all with ראֹשׁ‎; see NowArchaeology ii. 114; > denominative from מֶּרַע‎ Gerber18 and others).

2 let alone = avoid Proverbs 4:15; = neglect 1:25; 8:33; 13:18; 15:32; absolute = refrain Ezekiel 24:14. — Judges 5:2 see I. מֶּרַע‎.

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular עָ֑ם יִדָממּ֫רַעProverbs 29:18 the people is let loose, lacks restraint.

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הַפְרִיעַ2 Chronicles 28:19; Imperfect2masculine plural תַּפְרִיעוּExodus 5:4; —

1 cause people to refrain, מִמַּעֲשָׂיוExodus 5:4.

2 shew lack of restraint2 Chronicles 28:19.