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Strong's #7169 - קָרַץ

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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to narrow, form, nip, pinch, squeeze, wink, purse
    1. (Qal) to pinch
    2. (Pual) to be nipped or pinched off, be formed

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1269 ‑ διανεύω (dee‑an‑yoo'‑o);  1770 ‑ ἐννεύω (en‑nyoo'‑o);  3724 ‑ ὁρίζω (hor‑id'‑zo);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2735) yrq (קרתס QRTs) AC: Pinch CO: ? AB: ?

V) yrq (קרתס QRTs) - I. Pinch:Also to pinch the eye (wink) or the lips. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Accuse:In the sense of pinching another. [Aramaic only] KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Pual) wink, move, form, accuse - Strongs: H7169 (קָרַץ), H7170 (קְרַץ)

Nm) yrq (קרתס QRTs) - Qerets: An unknown insect that bites, as a pinching. KJV (1): destruction - Strongs: H7171 (קֶרֶץ)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [קָרַץ] verb nip, pinch (Late Hebrew קָרַץ cut dough, compress lips, קֶרֶץ piece of bread; Assyrian Karâƒu, nip off, gnaw, Arabic pinch; Ethiopic incise; Syriac nail [see also Biblical Aramaic]; compare Frä35f.); —

Qal Imperfect 3 masculine plural יִקְרְצועַֿיִן Psalm 35:19 let them not pinch the eye, i.e. wink maliciously, so Participle active ׳קֹרֵץ צ Proverbs 10:10, בְּעֵינוֺ׳ק Proverbs 6:13; also שְׂפָתָיו׳ק Proverbs 16:30 pinching his lips (i.e. compressing, as in Late Hebrew, or biting, gnawing, compare Assyrian).

Pu`al Perfect 1 singular מֵחֹמֶר קֹרַצְתִּי Job 33:6 from clay I was nipped off (compare Assyrian ‰i‰a i‡tariƒ, he nipped off clay, to form Eabani).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) nearly i.q. cogn. קָרַע to tear; hence to cut off, to destroy; Arab. قرض; whence קֶרֶץ destruction; and Chald. קְרַץ a piece.

(2) specially to tear with the teeth, to bite, (Arab. قرص); especially in the phrases

(a) קָרַץ שְׂפָתַיִם to bite the lips, as is done by a wicked man when devising snares, Proverbs 16:30.

(b) ק׳ עַיִן Proverbs 10:10; Psalms 35:19 and בְּעֵינַיִם Proverbs 6:13 to compress the eyes (like the lips), to wink with the eyes behind another’s back, as done by a malicious and crafty man.

Pual, to be torn off, nipped off, Job 33:6, מֵחֹמֶר קֹרַצְתִּי גַס־אָנִי “I, too, was nipped off from the clay,” an image taken from a potter, who pinches off a piece from the mass of clay, to make a vessel.

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List of Word Forms
יִקְרְצוּ־ יקרצו־ קֹ֣רֵֽץ קֹרֵ֣ץ קֹרֵ֥ץ קֹרַ֥צְתִּי קרץ קרצתי koRatzti koRetz qō·raṣ·tî qō·rêṣ qōraṣtî qōrêṣ yikretzu yiq·rə·ṣū- yiqrəṣū-
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