Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7218: ro'sh (pronounced roshe)

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, itc.):--band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief(-est place, man, things), company, end, X every (man), excellent, first, forefront, ((be-))head, height, (on) high(-est part, (priest)), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning

1a) head (of man, animals)

1b) top, tip (of mountain)

1c) height (of stars)

1d) chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest)

1e) head, front, beginning

1f) chief, choicest, best

1g) head, division, company, band

1h) sum

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from an unused root apparently meaning to shake


This word is used 598 times:

Genesis 2:10: "and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads."
Genesis 3:15: "and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Genesis 8:5: "month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen."
Genesis 11:4: "let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest"
Genesis 28:12: "a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels"
Genesis 28:18: "for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top"
Genesis 40:13: "shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver"
Genesis 40:16: "white baskets on my head:"
Genesis 40:17: "for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head."
Genesis 40:19: "shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on"
Genesis 40:20: "unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief"
Genesis 47:31: "bowed himself upon the bed's head."
Genesis 48:14: "and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon"
Genesis 48:14: "and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for"
Genesis 48:17: "his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up"
Genesis 48:17: "hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's"
Genesis 48:17: "it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head."
Genesis 48:18: "put thy right hand upon his head."
Genesis 49:26: "of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren."
Exodus 6:14: "These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel;"
Exodus 6:25: "and she bore him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families."
Exodus 12:2: "This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year"
Exodus 12:9: "with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs,"
Exodus 17:9: "I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand."
Exodus 17:10: "Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill."
Exodus 18:25: "out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers"
Exodus 19:20: "mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses"
Exodus 19:20: "called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up."
Exodus 24:17: "of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel."
Exodus 26:24: "beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one"
Exodus 28:32: "And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work"
Exodus 29:6: "And thou shalt put the miter upon his head, and put the holy crown"
Exodus 29:7: "oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint"
Exodus 29:10: "their hands upon the head of the bullock."
Exodus 29:15: "their hands upon the head of the ram."
Exodus 29:17: "them unto his pieces, and unto his head."
Exodus 29:19: "their hands upon the head of the ram."
Exodus 30:12: "When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give"
Exodus 30:23: "Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred"
Exodus 34:2: "and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount."
Exodus 36:29: "beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one"
Exodus 36:38: "pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets"
Exodus 38:17: "and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court"
Exodus 38:19: "their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver."
Exodus 38:28: "hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted"
Leviticus 1:4: "And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for"
Leviticus 1:8: "the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that"
Leviticus 1:12: "And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order"
Leviticus 1:15: "the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out"
Leviticus 3:2: "And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle"

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