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Strong's #4469 - ῥακά

of Aramaic origin cf (H7386)
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  1. empty, i.e. a senseless, empty headed man
  2. a term of reproach used among the Jews in the time of Christ
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Hebr. word expressive of contempt, Ev.Matthew 5:22 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ῤακά (Tdf. ῤαχά; (the better accentuation seems to be ῤακά; cf. Kautzsch, Gram. d. Biblical-Aram., p. 8)), an Aramaic word רֵיקָא (but according to Kautzsch (as above), p. 10) not the stative emphatic of רֵיק, but shortened from רֵיקָן (Hebrew רִיק), empty, i. e. a senseless, empty-headed man, a term of reproach used by the Jews in the time of Christ (B. D., under the word ; Wünsche, Erläuterung as above with, p. 47): Matthew 5:22.

STRONGS NT 4469: ῤαχά [ῤαχά, see ῤακά.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*ῥακά (T, ῥαχά ), usually taken to represent the Aram. רֵיקָא , a shortened form of H7386, " empty," as vocalized in the Galilæan dialect; an expression of contempt, raca: Matthew 5:22 (cf. DB, iv, 191 f.; and for other explanations, v. Zorell, s.v.).†

ῥαχά , see ῥακά .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

the Grecized form of the Apostle Paul’s Jewish name Σαούλ. For the phrase Σαῦλος ὁ καὶ Παῦλος (Acts 13:9), see s.v. Παῦλος, and cf. the discussion on ὁ καί s.v. (10). No instances of the name Σαῦλος are given in Preisigke’s Namenbuck, but an indecl. proper name Σαῦλ is cited from P Flor III. 280.17 (A.D. 514) τοῦ θαυμασ (ιωτάτου) Σαῦλ ἀκτου ̣αρίου.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Ρακα ρακά Ῥακά Raka Rhaka Rhaká
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