Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [compare 2470]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 660, number 661

KJV Translation Count — 141x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: begin (52), profane (36), pollute (23), defile (9), break (4), wounded (3), eat (2), slay (2), first (1), gather grapes (1), inheritance (1), began men (1), piped (1), players (1), prostitute (1), sorrow (1), stain (1), eat as common things (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin
a. (Niphal)
1. to profane oneself, defile oneself, pollute oneself
a. ritually
b. sexually
2. to be polluted, be defiled
b. (Piel)
1. to profane, make common, defile, pollute
2. to violate the honour of, dishonour
3. to violate (a covenant)
4. to treat as common
c. (Pual) to profane (name of God)
d. (Hiphil)
1. to let be profaned
2. to begin
e. (Hophal) to be begun
2. to wound (fatally), bore through, pierce, bore
a. (Qal) to pierce
b. (Pual) to be slain
c. (Poel) to wound, pierce
d. (Poal) to be wounded
3. (Piel) to play the flute or pipe

Strong's Definitions

chalal, khaw-lal'; a primitive root (compare 2470); properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): — begin (X men began), defile, X break, defile, X eat (as common things), X first, X gather the grape thereof, X take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And to Seth, to him also there wH2490 born a son; and he called his name Enos: then H2490 H2490 to call upon the name of the LORD.


And it came to pH2490s, when H2490 H2490 to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,


And Noah H2490 to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:


And Cush begat Nimrod: he H2490 to be a mighty one in the earth.


And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they H2490 to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.


And the seven years of dearth H2490 to come, according H2490 Joseph had said: and the dearth wH2490 in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there wH2490 bread.


And he searched, and H2490 at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup wH2490 found in Benjamin's sack.


Unstable H2490 water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then H2490dst thou it: he went up to my couch.


And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hH2490t H2490d it.


Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that H2490th it shall surely be put to dH2490h: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.