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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0748 - אָרַךְ
1) to be long, prolong
1a) (Qal) to be long
1b1) to prolong (days)
1b2) to make long (tent cords)
1b3) to grow long, continue long
1448) kr (רכ RK) AC: ? CO: Loins AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the k is a picture of the palm representing a covering. Combined these mean "man covered". The reproductive organs of the male including the lower abdomen which are always covered.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) pr. trans. to make long, to extend, to stretch out, kindred to the root עָרַךְ which see. Hence אֲרוּכָה a long bandage; Syr. ܐܶܪܰܟ to prolong, Arab. أَرَكَ to tarry, to delay in a matter.
(2) Med. E. fut. יֶאֱרַךְ; pl. יַאַרְכוּ intransit. to be long. (Syr., Arab., Sam. id.; Aph. אוֹרִיךְ, ܐܰܘܪܶܟ to prolong.) Ezekiel 31:5; Genesis 26:8, וַיְהִי בִּי אָֽרְכוּ־לוֹ שָׁם הַיָּמִים “and it came to pass when days were prolonged to him there,” i.e. when he had lived there long; Ezekiel 12:22.
(1) to make long, lengthen, prolong, Psalms 129:3 “to put forth the tongue,” Isaiah 57:4 הֶאֱרִיךְ יְמֵי פ׳ “to prolong any one’s life,” to grant him long life, 1 Kings 3:14 on the other hand ה׳ יָמָיו “to prolong one’s own life,” to be long-lived, Deuteronomy 4:26, 40 5:30 17:20 22:7 Isaiah 53:10 also without יָמִים Proverbs 28:2; Ecclesiastes 7:15, 8:12.
(2) intrans. to be long, 1 Kings 8:8, especially used of time; הֶאֱרִיכוּ יָמָיו “to be long-lived,” Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16, 6:2 25:15 compare No.1.
(3) to retard, to delay, to defer; הֶאֱרִיךְ אַפּוֹ Isaiah 48:9; Proverbs 19:11, to defer anger, to be patient, and μακρόθυμος. [“So too הֶאֱרִיךְ נַפְשׁוֹ id., Job 6:11.” Ges. add.]. Compare אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם under אָרֵךְ.
(4) to delay, to tarry (prop. es lange machen), Numbers 9:19, 22.
The derivatives, except אֲרוּכָה, immediately follow.
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