Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary
The 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).