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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3769 - כָּרַר
1) (Pilpel) to whirl, dance
1a) whirling, dancing (participle)
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)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כָּרַר a root not used in Kal.
(1) prop. to go, or move in a circle, compare the kindred but softer roots גָּלַל and חוּל. Hence כֹּר prop. a round vessel, i.q. גֹּל, גֻּלָּה.
(2) to dance (comp. חוּל No. 1; Gr. with a prefixed sibilant, σκαίρω), to exult, to leap (see כַּר a lamb, so called from its leaping); also, to run, whence כַּר No. 2, a camel’s saddle (comp. curro, currus, carrus, carrum; Engl. to carry).
Piel כִּרְכֵּר to dance, 2 Samuel 6:14, 16 2 Samuel 6:16, i.q. רִקֵּד in the parallel place, 1 Chronicles 15:29. Hence כִּרְכָּרוֹת dromedaries, from their bounding motion.
From כִּרְכֵּר in the first signification of going round, is derived the secondary triliteral כָּרַךְ to surround, and the noun כִּכָּר for כִּרְכָּר a circle, a circuit.
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