Masculine noun · From an unused root apparently meaning to shake

From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.):—band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief(-est place, man, things), company, end, × every (man), excellent, first, forefront, (be-)head, height, (on) high(-est part, (priest)), × lead, × poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.


  1. head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning
    1. head (of man, animals)
    2. top, tip (of mountain)
    3. height (of stars)
    4. chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest)
    5. head, front, beginning
    6. chief, choicest, best
    7. head, division, company, band
    8. sum

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Genesis 3:15


The hatred between Israelites and the Edomites. bruise thy head Ultimately, the Israelites will end the Edomites. thou shalt bruise his heel Esau brought Israel down, but Israel will rise again.

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Exodus 12:2

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