Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7785 - שׁוֹק
1479) qs (סהק ShQ) AC: Drink CO: River AB: ?: The pictograph s is a picture of the two front teeth representing the idea of two, the q is a picture of the sun at the horizon that cycles around the earth. Combined these mean "repeat a cycle". During the rain season, repeated each year, the riverbeds become full of water. The surrounding land is soaked with water allowing for the planting of crops.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) the leg, the part of the body, from the knee to the foot, with which one walks or runs; see the root No. 1 (Arab. سَاقُ; Chald. שָׁק id.); both of persons, Isaiah 47:2; Song of Solomon 5:15, and of animals (when, perhaps, it includes the thigh), Exodus 29:22, 27 Exodus 29:27; Leviticus 7:32, 33 Numbers 6:20; 1 Samuel 9:24. Poet. used of foot-soldiers, Psalms 147:10, לֹא־בְשׁוֹקֵי הָאִישׁ יִרְצֶה “he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man,” i.e. in infantry, as opp. to cavalry. There is a proverbial phrase, Judges 15:8, וַיַּךְ אֹתָם שׁוֹק עַל־יָרֵךְ “and (Samson) smote them legs upon thighs,” he cut them in pieces, so that their severed members, legs and thighs, lay upon each other in heaps; i.e. he smote them even to utter destruction. A similar hyperbole is used in German, er hieb den Feind in die Pfanne, i.e. he cut them into bits of flesh, such as are cooked in a pot; and, er hieb ihn in Kochftücken.
Dual, שׁוֹקַיִם Proverbs 26:7.
the Third Sunday after Easter