H7218 ראשׁ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.)

KJV Usage: 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 Definitions



1. head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning
a. head (of man, animals)
b. top, tip (of mountain)
c. height (of stars)
d. chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest)
e. head, front, beginning
f. chief, choicest, best
g. head, division, company, band
h. sum
Origin: from an unused root apparently meaning to shake
TWOT: 2097
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

View how H7218 ראשׁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 598 occurrences of H7218 ראשׁ

Genesis 2:10 heads.
Genesis 3:15 thine head,
Genesis 8:5 were the tops
Genesis 11:4 whose top
Genesis 28:12 and the top of it
Genesis 28:18 on the top of it.
Genesis 40:13 thy head,
Genesis 40:16 on my head:
Genesis 40:17 my head.
Genesis 40:19 thy head
Genesis 40:20 the head
Genesis 47:31 head.
Genesis 48:14 head,
Genesis 48:14 head,
Genesis 48:17 upon the head
Genesis 48:17 head
Genesis 48:17 head.
Genesis 48:18 upon his head.
Genesis 49:26 they shall be on the head
Exodus 6:14 These are the heads
Exodus 6:25 these are the heads
Exodus 12:2 shall be to you the beginning
Exodus 12:9 its head
Exodus 17:9 on the top
Exodus 17:10 to the top
Exodus 18:25 them heads
Exodus 19:20 on the top
Exodus 19:20 the top
Exodus 24:17 on the top
Exodus 26:24 above the head

Distinct usage

26 upon the head
15 the chief
13 heads
13 the heads
12 the head
11 to the top
9 on the top
8 head,
8 his head,
7 from the top
7 chief
6 his head
6 the sum
6 upon the top
6 the chief,
5 head
5 upon his head,
5 of his head
5 and the chief
5 at the head
4 my head.
4 upon his head.
4 the top
4 the head,
4 upon his head;
4 upon his head:
4 company
4 and the heads
4 their heads.
4 and the head
4 my head
4 upon their heads,
3 thy head
3 head.
3 in the top
3 of my head
3 on the head
3 and his head
3 upon his own head,
3 which were upon the top
3 their heads
3 captains
3 the first,
3 of the heads
3 of my head;
3 in the beginning
2 These are the heads
2 them heads
2 it upon his head,
2 of their tops
2 upon the heads
2 And in the beginnings
2 her head,
2 from the beginning
2 and for their heads,
2 companies,
2 upon their heads:
2 on her head,
2 upon the tops
2 and the top

Corresponding Greek Words

rosh G2774 kephalaios
rosh G206 akros
rosh G435 aner
rosh G438 anthos
rosh G706 arithmos
rosh G744 archaios
rosh G746 arche
rosh G747 archegos
rosh G757 archo
rosh G758 archon
rosh G2233 hegeomai
rosh G2372 thumos
rosh G2776 kephale
rosh G2777 kephalis
rosh G3173 megas
rosh G4089 pikros
rosh G4416 prototokos
rosh G5521 chole
rosh chodesh see G3561 meomenia
rosh haavot G3966 patriarches
rosh G3993 penes *
rosh G1157 (see) danistes *

Related words


H4761 מראשׁה mar'âshâh
Denominative from H7218; properly headship, that is, (plural for collective) dominion

KJV Usage: principality.

H7217 ראשׁ rê'sh
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7218; the head; figuratively the sum

KJV Usage: chief, head, sum.

H7219 רושׁ ראשׁ rô'sh rôsh
רושׁ ראשׁ
rô'sh rôsh
roshe, roshe
Apparently the same as H7218; a poisonous plant, probably the poppy (from its conspicuous head); generally poison (even of serpents)

KJV Usage: gall, hemlock, posion, venom.

H7220 ראשׁ rô'sh
Probably the same as H7218; Rosh, the name of an Israelite and of a foreign nation

KJV Usage: Rosh.

H7221 ראשׁה ri'shâh
From the same as H7218; a beginning

KJV Usage: beginning.

H7222 ראשׁה rô'shâh
Feminine of H7218; the head

KJV Usage: head [-stone].

H7225 ראשׁית rê'shı̂yth
From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit)

KJV Usage: beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

H7226 ראשׁת ra'ăshôth
From H7218; a pillow (being for the head)

KJV Usage: bolster.