Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 315

KJV Translation Count — 115x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: magnify (32), great (26), grow (14), nourish up (7), grow up (6), greater (5), misc 2(5)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things
a. (Qal)
1. to grow up
2. to become great
3. to be magnified
b. (Piel)
1. to cause to grow
2. to make great, powerful
3. to magnify
c. (Pual) to be brought up
d. (Hiphil)
1. to make great
2. to magnify
3. to do great things
e. (Hithpael) to magnify oneself

Strong's Definitions

gadal, gaw-dal'; a primitive root; properly, to twist (compare 1434), i.e. to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride): — advance, boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be(-come, do, give, make, wax), great(-er, come to...estate, + things), grow(up),increase, lift up, magnify(-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly (spoken), tower.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And I will make of thee a H1431 nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name H1431; and thou shalt be a blessing:


For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen H1431 before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.


Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:


And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a H1431 feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.


And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.


And the LORD hath blessed my master H1431ly; and he is become H1431: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.


And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.


And the man waxed H1431, and went forward, and grew until he became very H1431:


Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be H1431n: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.


And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was H1431n, and she was not given unto him to wife.