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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1065 - בְּכִי
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בְּכִי in pause, בֶּכִי with suff. בִּכְיִי m.
(1) weeping, from בָּכָה, Genesis 45:2; Isaiah 15:3, 22:4, etc. בָּכָה בְּכִי גָּדוֹל “to make a great lamentation,” 2 Samuel 13:36 also a dropping, a distilling of water in mines, Job 28:11. Comp. flere, for rorare, stillare in Lucret. i. 350, Gr. δάκρυον and דִּמְעָה.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13