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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #7554 - רָקַע

Word Origin:
a primitive root
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to beat, stamp, beat out, spread out, stretch

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to stamp, beat out

1a2) one who beats out (participle)

1b) (Piel) to overlay, beat out (for plating)

1c) (Pual) beaten out (participle)

1d) (Hiphil) to make a spreading (of clouds)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4732 ‑ στερεόω (ster‑eh‑o'‑o);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (11)NAS (11)HCS (11)
2 Samuel1
2 Samuel1
2 Samuel1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2797) oqr (רקאה RQAh) AC: Hammer CO: Sheet AB: ?: The pounding of a metal such as gold with a hammer to flatten it out for a metal sheet.

V) oqr (רקאה RQAh) - Hammer: To beat with a hammer to flatten out. KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel, Participle) spread, stamp, stretch, beat, broad - Strongs: H7554 (רָקַע)

bm) oiqr (רקיאה RQYAh) - Sheet: As hammered out flat. KJV (17): firmament - Strongs: H7549 (רָקִיעַ)

edm) ofqir (ריקואה RYQWAh) - Flat: As hammered out flat. KJV (1): broad - Strongs: H7555 (רִקֻּעַ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ [רָקַע] verb beat, stamp, beat out, spread out (Late Hebrew id.; Hiph`il, Aramaic רְקַע Aph`el, both spread out, and derivatives; Syriac press down ( Luke 6:38 ᵑ6), spread out, also consolidate; Arabic patch, put on a patch, repair, compare Christian-Palestinian Aramaic patch, swaddling-bands, Schw Idioticon 90; Phoenician מרקע platter, or bowl, of gold CIS i. 90,1); —

Qal Imperfect 1 singular suffix אֶרְקָעֵם 2 Samuel 22:43 I will stamp them down (probably gloss to אֲדִקֵּם preceding, of. Bae Psalm 18:43); Imperative רְקַע בְּדַגְלְךָ Ezekiel 6:11 beat (stamp) with thy foot, in token of contemptuous pleasure, compare Da ("" הַכֵּה בְכַמְּךָ); so Infinitive construct suffix רַקְעֲךָ בְּרָ֑גֶל Ezekiel 25:6 ("" מַחְאֲךָ יָד); Participle active as substantive construct (Ges§ 65d) רֹקַע הָאָרֶץ (i.e. ׳י) he that (beateth out) spreadeth out the earth Isaiah 42:5, רֹקַע׳הַא Isaiah 44:24, ׳רוֺקַע הָא Psalm 136:6.

Pi`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular suffix בַּזָּהָב יְרַקְּעֶנּוּ Isaiah 40:19 a goldsmith with gold over-layeth it (literally beateth it out 3 masculine plural וַיְרַקְּעוּ אֶתֿמַּחֵי הַזָּהָב Exodus 39:3 they beat out the plates of gold; suffix וַיְרִקְּעוּם צִמּוּי Numbers 17:4 they beat them out as plating.

Pu`al Participle כֶּסֶף מְרֻקָּ֑ע Jeremiah 10:9 silver beaten out.

Hiph`il Imperfect 2 masculine singular תַּרְקִיעַ עִמּוֺ לִשְׁחָקִים Job 37:18 canst thou make with (= like) him a spreading for clouds (spread out clouds; cf, רָקִיעַ)?


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Gesenius Definition

רָקַע (cogn. to רָקַק)

(1)  to beat, to strike the earth with the feet, as in indignation, Ezekiel 6:11 in exultation, 25:6.

(2) to spread out by beating, (see Piel), and simply, to spread out, e.g. God the earth, Psalms 136:6; Isaiah 42:5, 44:24. (Syr. to make firm, to found.)

(3) to tread down, 2 Samuel 22:43.

Piel, to spread out by beating, as a thin plate, Exodus 39:3; Numbers 17:4 hence to overlay with a thin plate, Isaiah 40:19.

Pual, part. spread out (with the hammer), Jeremiah 10:9.

Hiphil, i.q. Kal No. 2, to spread out (heaven), Job 37:18.

Derivatives, רָקִיעַ and

List of Word Forms
אֶרְקָעֵֽם׃ ארקעם׃ וְרַקְעֲךָ֖ וַֽיְרַקְּע֖וּם וַֽיְרַקְּע֞וּ וּרְקַ֤ע וירקעו וירקעום ורקע ורקעך יְרַקְּעֶ֑נּוּ ירקענו לְרֹקַ֣ע לרקע מְרֻקָּ֞ע מרקע רֹקַ֥ע רקע תַּרְקִ֣יעַ תרקיע ’er·qā·‘êm ’erqā‘êm erkaEm lə·rō·qa‘ leroKa lərōqa‘ mə·ruq·qā‘ merukKa məruqqā‘ rō·qa‘ roKa rōqa‘ tar·qî·a‘ tarKia tarqîa‘ ū·rə·qa‘ ureKa ūrəqa‘ vayrakkeU vayrakkeUm verakaCha way·raq·qə·‘ū way·raq·qə·‘ūm wayraqqə‘ū wayraqqə‘ūm wə·raq·‘ă·ḵā wəraq‘ăḵā yə·raq·qə·‘en·nū yerakkeEnnu yəraqqə‘ennū

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