Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3733 - כַּר
1) howdah, palanquin, basket saddle
1a) an enclosed riding space erected on a camel’s saddle
2) pasture, meadow
3) ram, lamb, he-lamb
1250) rk (כר KR) AC: Dig CO: Bowl AB: ?: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "palm of man". The palm as hollowed out. A digging. (eng: core; bore)
kf1) erkm (מכרה MKRH) - I. Cave:As a hole in the rock. [df: hrem]II. Weapon:Probably a weapon that is a digging tool or similar implement. KJV (40): cave, den, hole, habitation, army - Strongs: H4380 (מְכֵרָה), H4631 (מְעָרָה)
V) erk (כרה KRH) - I. Dig:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Prepare:To prepare a banquet or feast. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal) dig, make, pierce, open, grieve - Strongs: H3735 (כְּרָה), H3738 (כָּרָה), H3739 (כָּרָה)
Nm ) rfk (כור KWR) - I. Pit:A hole, well or cistern that is dug out. [df: rwb rwx rx]II. Furnace:A hollow box formed out of brick or clay for cooking. III. Kor:A standard of measure. KJV (96): pit, cistern, well, dungeon, fountain, measure, cor - Strongs: H953 (בּוֹר), H2352 (חוּר), H2356 (חוֹר), H3564 (כּוּר), H3734 (כֹּר)
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כַּר plur. כָּרִים m.
(1) a lamb, especially one that is fattened and well fed (Deuteronomy 32:14; Isaiah 34:6; Ezekiel 39:18); feeding in fertile pastures, so called from its leaping, or skipping (root כָּרַר), Amos 6:4; 1 Samuel 15:9; 2 Kings 3:4; Psalms 37:20; Jeremiah 51:40 Vulg. agnus; Syr. ܡܦܰܛܡܐܳ fattened; Ch. פַּטִּים fat. Collect. Isaiah 16:1, שִׁלְחוּ־כַר מוֹשֵׁל־אֶרֶץ “send ye the lambs of the ruler of the land,” i.e. those which were owed to the king, the lord of the land. Figuratively used
(a) a pasture of lambs, a meadow; Isaiah 30:23. Ps. 65:14, לָֽבְשׁוּ כָרִים הַצּאֹן “the pastures are clothed (adorned) with flocks.”
(b) a battering ram, Gr. κρίος, a warlike engine for breaking through the walls of besieged cities; in Arab. also called كَبْشُ Ezekiel 4:2, 21:27. (The Ionians also adopted this word in the signification of lamb and pasture; Hesych. Κὰρ … πρόβατον. Κάρα … Ἴωνες τὰ πρόβατα. Κάρνος … βόσκημα, πρόβατον. Κάρος … Βόσκημα. Compare Bochart, Hieroz. i. 429.)
(2) כַּר הָגָּמָל Genesis 31:34, a camel’s saddle, with a kind of canopy over it, bound to the back of a camel, in which women were accustomed to ride; so called from its leaping, bounding [jolting] motion, or like currus à currendo (comp. אַפִּרְיוֹן), Arab. كُورُ and مَكْوَرُ, also قَرُّ id. See Jahn’s Bibl. Archæologie, t. i. vol. i. p. 287; Hartmann’s Hebräerin, t. ii. p. 397.
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