Word Summary
gaal: to abhor, loathe
Original Word: גָּעַל
Transliteration: gaal
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-al')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to abhor, loathe
Meaning: to detest, to reject
Strong's Concordance
abhor, fail, loathe, vilely cast away

A primitive root; to detest; by implication, to reject -- abhor, fail, lothe, vilely cast away.


H1602. gaal

גָּעַלverb abhor, loathe (Late Hebrew געל‎ fouled,

Hiph`il rinse out with hot water; גְּעִילָהrejection; Aramaic געל‎ Ithpe`el be fouled, soiled) —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular נָָּֽעֲלָהLeviticus 26:43; Jeremiah 14:19, וְגָָֽעֲלָה‎ consecutive Leviticus 26:30; גְּעַלְתִּים26:44; גָָּֽעֲלוּEzekiel 16:45; Imperfect3feminine singular תִּגְעַלLeviticus 26:11, 15; Participle feminine גֹּעֶ֫לֶתEzekiel 16:45 (twice in verse); — abhor, loathe, (usually with accusative), Yahweh, his people Leviticus 26:11, 30, 44 (H) Jeremiah 14:19 (with בְּ‎); the people, Yahweh's statutes Leviticus 26:15, 43 (H); Ezekiel 16:45 (twice in verse) women their husbands (figurative, in prophecy against Jerusalem).

Niph`al גִּבּוֺרִים מָגֵן נִגְעַל2 Samuel 1:21 the shield of heroes was defiled RVm VB Kirkp. but < is rejected, cast away (with loathing) Dr, compare Klo; ᵐ5προσωχθίσθη.

Hiph`il Imperfect יַֹגְעִ֑ל וְלֹא עִבַּר שׁוֺרוֺJob 21:10; and doth not cause, or allow, (the cow) to reject as loathesome Ra De, compare Di1; Di2, however, of bull, cast away (semen), or shew aversion.