Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 350

KJV Translation Count — 188x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: uncover (34), discover (29), captive (28), carry away (22), reveal (16), open (12), captivity (11), shew (9), remove (6), appear (3), misc (18)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to uncover, remove
a. (Qal)
1. to uncover
2. to remove, depart
3. to go into exile
b. (Niphal)
1. (reflexive)
a. to uncover oneself
b. to discover or show oneself
c. to reveal himself (of God)
2. (passive)
a. to be uncovered
b. to be disclosed, be discovered
c. to be revealed
3. to be removed
c. (Piel)
1. to uncover (nakedness)
a. nakedness
b. general
2. to disclose, discover, lay bare
3. to make known, show, reveal
d. (Pual) to be uncovered
e. (Hiphil) to carry away into exile, take into exile
f. (Hophal) to be taken into exile
g. (Hithpael)
1. to be uncovered
2. to reveal oneself

Strong's Definitions

galah, gaw-law'; a primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal: — + advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, X plainly, publish, remove, reveal, X shamelessly, shew, X surely, tell, uncover.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was H1540ed within his tent.


And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God H1540ed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.


Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not H1540ed thereon.


None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to H1540 their nakedness: I am the LORD.


The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not H1540: she is thy mother; thou shalt not H1540 her nakedness.


The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not H1540: it is thy father's nakedness.


The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not H1540.


The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not H1540: for theirs is thine own nakedness.


The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not H1540 her nakedness.


Thou shalt not H1540 the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.