Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

of uncertain affinity

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:722

KJV Translation Count — 40x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: weep (39), bewail (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to mourn, weep, lament
a. weeping as the sign of pain and grief for the thing signified (i.e. for the pain and grief)
b. of those who mourn for the dead
2. to weep for, mourn for, bewail, one
For Synonyms see entry 5804

Strong's Definitions

klah'-yo; of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. wail aloud (whereas (1145) (δακρύω) is rather to cry silently): — bewail, weep.

Concordance Results Using KJV

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and G2799ing, and great mourning, Rachel G2799ing for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.


And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.


And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.


And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and G2799? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.


And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.


And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.


Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that G2799 now: for ye shall laugh.


Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and G2799.


And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, G2799 not.


They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.