Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Band, beginning, captain, chapiter, company, end, excellent, first, forefront, height, principal, ruler, sum, top, the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)

Hebrew: רֹאשׁ, rōš (H7218)

547 King James Bible Verses


Here are band, beginning, captain, chapiter and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word רֹאשׁ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7218

Hebrew Base Word: רֹאשׁ

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: 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

Definition: The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.).

Detailed definition:

  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.

Derived terms: From an unused root apparently meaning to shake.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: roʃ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʁo̞wʃ
  3. Transliteration: rōš
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: rohsh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: rohsh

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