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Strong's #7149 - קִרְיָה

keer-yaw', keer-yaw'
Root Word (Etymology)
corresponding to (H7151)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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1) city

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2968 ‑ κώμη (ko'‑may);  3390 ‑ μητρόπολις (may‑trop'‑ol‑is);  4172 ‑ πόλις (pol'‑is);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1434) rq (קר QR) AC: Call CO: Meeting AB: Event: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "gather the men". The meeting or bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase. (eng: occur; call - with the exchange of the l and r)

A) rq (קר QR) AC: ? CO: Cold AB: ?: Men often came together during the cool of the evening to discuss the news of the camp.

Nm) rq (קר QR) - Cold: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): cold - Strongs: H7119 (קַר)

Nf1) erq (קרה QRH) - Cold: A cold wind or cold weather. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (5): cold - Strongs: H7135 (קָרָה)

Nf2) trq (קרת QRT) - City: A place of meeting within the city, either at the entrance or a high place. KJV (5): city - Strongs: H7176 (קֶרֶת)

fm) irq (קרי QRY) - Contrary: An opposition. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (7): contrary - Strongs: H7147 (קְרִי)

kf1) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Cool: A cool place to escape the heat. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (2): summer - Strongs: H4747 (מְקֵרָה)

E) arq (קרא QRA) AC: Call CO: Meeting AB: ?: A calling together for assembly.

V) arq (קרא QRA) - I. Call:To call or call out, to call a name or give a name. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Meet:To come together to meet. Also a chance encounter. III. Read:To read a scroll in the presence of those called to a meeting. KJV (883): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual) call, cry, read, proclaim, name, guest, invite, gave, renown, bidden, preach, read, cry, call, befall, encounter, chance, happen, met, fall, meet, against, come, help, seek - Strongs: H7121 (קָרָא), H7122 (קָרָא), H7123 (קְרָא), H7125 (קִרְאָה)

bm) airq (קריא QRYA) - Selected: Individuals called out for a special purpose. KJV (3): famous - Strongs: H7148 (קָרִיא)

bf1) eairq (קריאה QRYAH) - Selected: KJV (1): preaching - Strongs: H7150 (קְרִיאָה)

gm) arfq (קורא QWRA) - Partridge: From its distinctive call. KJV (2): partridge - Strongs: H7124 (קֹרֵא)

hm) arqm (מקרא MQRA) - I. Meeting:A calling together to meet. II. Reading:The reading from a scroll at a called meeting. KJV (23): convocation, assembly, calling, reading - Strongs: H4744 (מִקְרָא)

H) erq (קרה QRH) AC: Meet CO: Event AB: ?: The meeting or bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase.

V) erq (קרה QRH) - Meet: To go to meet another or a chance encounter. KJV (27): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) happen, meet, beam, befall, brought - Strongs: H7136 (קָרָה)

Nm) erq (קרה QRH) - Event: KJV (1): chance - Strongs: H7137 (קָרֶה)

ff1) eirq (קריה QRYH) - City: A meeting place. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (40): city - Strongs: H7149 (קִרְיָה), H7151 (קִרְיָה)

hm) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Event: KJV (10): befall, event, hap, chance, happen - Strongs: H4745 (מִקְרֶה)

km) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Hall: A meeting place. KJV (1): building - Strongs: H4746 (מְקָרֶה)

J) rfq (קור QWR) AC: ? CO: Sit AB: ?

Nm ) rfq (קור QWR) - I. Web:The web of a spider as a sitting place. II. Cold:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (3): cold, web - Strongs: H7120 (קֹר), H6980 (קוּר)

Nf1) erfq (קורה QWRH) - Log: Used to sit on when meeting. Also used as beams in the roof of a house. KJV (5): roof, beam - Strongs: H6982 (קֹרָה)

L) rqi (יקר YQR) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Precious: Something of value. [Unknown connection to root;]

V) rqi (יקר YQR) - Precious: To be considered of value. KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) precious, prized, set, withdraw - Strongs: H3365 (יָקַר)

Nm) rqi (יקר YQR) - I. Precious:Something of value. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Value:Something counted as valuable. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (60): precious, costly, excellent, brightness, clear, fat, reputation, honourable, glory, honour, precious, price - Strongs: H3366 (יְקָר), H3367 (יְקָר), H3368 (יָקָר)

bm) riqi (יקיר YQYR) - Precious: Something of value. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (3): dear - Strongs: H3357 (יַקִּיר), H3358 (יַקִּיר)

M) riq (קיר QYR) AC: ? CO: Wall AB: ?

Nm ) riq (קיר QYR) - Wall: The place of the city where elders meet. KJV (74): wall, side, mason, town - Strongs: H7023 (קִירָה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 קִרְיָה, אָ֯, noun feminine city (ᵑ7 Syriac; S-C A 9 + קריה; see Biblical Hebrew, √ קרה; also Nö Beitr. 62); — absolute הָ֯ Ezra 4:10, אָ֯ Ezra 4:15; emphatic קִרְיְתָא Ezra 4:12; Ezra 4:13; Ezra 4:15; Ezra 4:15; Ezra 4:16; Ezra 4:19; Ezra 4:21

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

קִרְיָה f. a city, a town, i.q. עִיר, but used almost exclusively in poetry, Isaiah 1:21, 26 22:2 25:2 26:5 32:13 Psalms 48:3; Proverbs 10:15; Job 39:7 see, however, Deuteronomy 2:36; 1 Kings 1:41, 45 1 Kings 1:45. (Syriac ܩܪܐܶ id., Arabic قَرْيَةُ, قُرْيَةُ a city, also a village). Root קָרָה Piel, to frame, to build. Compare קֶרֶת.

Proper names of towns are:

(a) קִרְיַת אַרְבַּע [Kirjath-arba], Genesis 23:2; Joshua 15:54, 20:7 with art. קִרְיַת הָאַרְבַּע Nehemiah 11:25 (i.e. city of Arba, one of the Anakim, see אַרְבַּע, not Quadricomium, four towns), the ancient name of Hebron, but still used in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. loc. cit.).

(b) קִרְיַת בַּעַל [Kirjathbaal], the town which is more frequently called קִרְיַת יְעָרִים (see letter d), Joshua 15:60, 18:14 and בַּעֲלָה No. 2, a.

(c) קִרְיַת־חֻצוֹת (town of villages), [Kirjathhuzoth], a town of the Moabites, Numbers 22:39.

(d) קִרְיַת־יְעָרִים (city of the woods), [Kirjath-jearim], on the confines of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 9:17, 18:15 Judges 18:12; 1 Samuel 6:21 with art. קִרְיַת הַיְּעָרִים, Jeremiah 26:20 contractedly קִרְיַת־עָרִים Ezra 2:25 and even קִרְיַת, Joshua 18:28 elsewhere also קִרְיַת־בַּעַל, see letter b.

(e) קִרְיַת־סַנָּה, Joshua 15:49 (city of palm-trees, compare סַנְסִנִּים), [Kirjath-sannah], and קִרְיַת־סֵפֶר (city of books), [Kirjath-sepher], in the tribe of Judah, elsewhere דְּבִיר, Joshua 15:15, 16 Joshua 15:16; Judges 1:11, 12 Judges 1:12.

(f) קִרְיַת עָרִים, [Kirjath-arim], see letter d.

(g) קִרְיָתַיִם (double city), [Kiriathaim]

(a) in the tribe of Reuben, Numbers 32:37; Joshua 13:19 afterwards subject to Moab, Jeremiah 48:1, 23 Jeremiah 48:23; Ezekiel 25:9.

(β) in the tribe of Naphtali, 1 Chronicles 6:6 elsewhere קַרְתָּן.

קִרְיָה and קִרְיָא Chald. id. Ezra 4:10, seqq.

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List of Word Forms
בְּקִרְיָ֖ה בקריה וְקִרְיְתָ֥א וקריתא קִרְיְתָ֣א קִרְיְתָ֥א קִרְיְתָ֨א קִרְיָ֣א קריא קריתא bə·qir·yāh bekirYah bəqiryāh kirYa kiryeTa qir·yā qir·yə·ṯā qiryā qiryəṯā vekiryeTa wə·qir·yə·ṯā wəqiryəṯā
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