Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0943 - בּוּךְ
1034) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: Tears AB: ?: The pictograph b is a tent representing what is inside. The k is the palms of the hand. Combined these mean the "inside the palms". The placing of one eyes in the palms when crying. A weeping from mourning or from the billowing of smoke in the eyes.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בּוּךְ a root not used in Kal, which had the signification of turning, rolling, and hence of disturbing, perplexing, comp. אָבַךְ, أَفَكَ and הָפַךְ to turn, to turn about, Arab. بَاكَ to be confused, disturbed, used of any affair, نك to involve oneself in evil.
Niphal נָבוֹךְ Part. pl. נְבֻכִים (Exodus 14:3), to be entangled, Esther 3:15 to wander in perplexity, Joel 1:18 Ex. loc. cit.; hence מְבוּכָה.
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