Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary
The root-verb פלג (palag) means to split or divide. This root appears to be mostly associated with canals (digging them or dividing lands with them) and the verb occurs a mere three times in the Bible: in Genesis 10:25, Job 38:25 and Psalm 55:9. This verb's derivatives are:
- The masculine noun פלג (peleg), meaning channel or canal (Isaiah 30:25, Lamentations 3:48).
- The feminine noun פלגה (pelagga), meaning stream (Job 20:17) or division (Judges 5:15).
- The highly similar feminine noun פלגה (pelugga), meaning division (2 Chronicles 35:5 only).
- The feminine noun מפלגה (miplagga), also meaning division (2 Chronicles 35:12 only).