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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3733 - כַּר

Word Origin
from (03769) in the sense of plumpness
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) howdah, palanquin, basket saddle

1a) an enclosed riding space erected on a camel’s saddle

2) pasture, meadow

3) ram, lamb, he-lamb

4) battering-ram

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2056 ‑ ἔριφος (er'‑if‑os);  2062 ‑ ἑρπετόν (her‑pet‑on');  5117 ‑ τόπος (top'‑os);  5482 ‑ χάραξ (khar'‑ax);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (16) NAS (16) HCS (16)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 5
Amos 1
n-cmp 13
n-cms 1
n-cmsc 2
n-cmp 13
n-cmsc 2
n-cmp 13
n-cmsc 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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)

A) rk (כר KR) AC: ? CO: Hollow AB: ?

Nm ) rk (כר KR) - I. Hollow:The hollow hump of a camel or a pasture in a hollow. II. Lamb:One of the pasture. III. Captain:KJV (16): lamb, pasture, ram, furniture, captain - Strongs: H3733 (כַּר)

Nf1) erk (כרה KRH) - I. Pasture:As a hollowed out valley. II. Mole:A digger. [df: hrp] KJV (2): cottage, mole - Strongs: H3740 (כֵּרָה), H6512 (פֵּרוֹת)

fm ) irk (כרי KRY) - Captain: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (3): captain - Strongs: H3746 (כָּרִי)

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)

lf1 ) erkrk (כרכרה KRKRH) - Camel: As with a hollow hump. KJV (1): beast - Strongs: H3753 (כִּרְכָּרָה)

B) rrk (כרר KRR) AC: Dance CO: ? AB: ?: A leaping or dancing around in a circle.

V) rrk (כרר KRR) - Dance: KJV (2): (vf: Pilpel, Participle) dance - Strongs: H3769 (כָּרַר)

C) rka (אכר AKR) AC: Dig CO: Farmer AB: ?

Nm ) rka (אכר AKR) - Farmer: One who digs the ground for growing crops. KJV (7): husbandman, plowman - Strongs: H406 (אִכָּר)

D) rak (כאר KAR) AC: ? CO: Pit AB: ?

V) rak (כאר KAR) - Deep: To make a deep engraving in a tablet or stone. Also to give a deep explanation. [df: rab] KJV (3): (vf: Piel) plain, plainly, declare - Strongs: H874 (בָּאַר)

Nf ) rak (כאר KAR) - Pit: A dug out hole, usually a well or cistern. [df: rab] KJV (37): well, pit, slimepit - Strongs: H875 (בְּאֵר)

gm ) rafk (כואר KWAR) - Pit: A dug out hole. [df: rab] KJV (2): cistern - Strongs: H877 (בּאֹר)

F) rke (הכר HKR) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Wrong: [Unknown connection to root]

V) rke (הכר HKR) - Wrong: KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) strange - Strongs: H1970 (הָכַר)

Nf1) erke (הכרה HKRH) - Look: KJV (1): shew - Strongs: H1971 (הַכָּרָה)

H) erk (כרה KRH) AC: Dig CO: ? AB: Prepare

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)

Nf1) erk (כרה KRH) - Preparation: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (1): provision - Strongs: H3741 (כָּרָה)

J) rfk (כור KWR) AC: Dig CO: Pit AB: ?

V) rfk (כור KWR) - I. Dig:[df: rwq]II. Examine:To look deeply. [df: rwb]KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pilpel) declare, dig, cast out, destroy, break down - Strongs: H952 (בּוּר), H6979 (קוּר)

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)

am) rfkm (מכור MKWR) - Fountain: A spring that comes out of a hole in the ground. [df: rwqm rqm] KJV (18): fountain, spring, wellspring, issue, well - Strongs: H4726 (מָקֹר)

em ) rfik (כיור KYWR) - I. Pot:As a dug out container. [df: ryk]II. Platform:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (23): laver, scaffold, pan, hearth - Strongs: H3595 (כִּיֹּר)

kf1) erfkm (מכורה MKWRH) - Birth: A coming out of a hole. KJV (3): birth, nativity, habitation - Strongs: H4351 (מְכֹרָה)

M) rik (כיר KYR) AC: ? CO: Furnace AB: ?: A hollowed out object.

Nm) rik (כיר KYR) - Furnace: A hollow box formed out of brick or clay for cooking. KJV (1): range - Strongs: H3600 (כִּיר)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [כָּר] noun [masculine] basket-saddle, ** for basket-saddle read < camelpalankeen; the palankeen, or tent-like erection, on the saddle (Burckh Bedouins and Wahabys, 266 Doughty Arab. Des. i. 437. ii. 304 Lane Modern Egyptians (5) ii. 158 and elsewhere), which seems intended here, is distinct from the basket or pannier (in which some women also traveled, Porter Travels ii. 232.). בְּכַרהַֿגָּמָל Genesis 31:34 in the camel-basket, i.e. the basket-saddle of the camel, a sort of palankeen bound upon the saddle proper (compare Kn in Di and references) II. כַּר see in alphabetical order.

II. כַּר noun masculine Psalm 65:14 pasture (√ dubious; Thes derives from כַּר lamb (=lamb-pasturage); Schw ZAW x. (1890) 186 from כרה, and compare Assyrian kirû [which however = nursery of trees, grove Dl HWB 353], Arabic cistern; Hom NS 100 from כרר q. v., originally = round enclosure); — singular only כַּד נִדְחָ֑בּ Isaiah 30:23 a roomy pasture; plural כָּרִים Psalm 37:20, הַצּאֹןלָֽבְשׁוּ׳כ Psalm 65:14 the pastures are clothed with the sheep (> Schw l.c. who translates lambs Psalm 37:20 after Aq ᵑ6ᵑ7 and Psalm 65:14, and understands Isaiah 30:23 of a definite plural). —

III. כַּר lamb see below כרר.

II. כַּר noun [masculine] Hebrews -lamb, battering-ram (Assyrian kirru, Zim in Schw ZAW x. (1890), 186; perhaps lamb from dancing, skipping, galloping in field; ( battering-) ram as in English, from butting; compare Arabic ram and buttress, Lane; also battering-ram compare Dozy ii. 440); — singular only Isaiah 16:1 the lamb of the ruler (as tribute); elsewhere plural כָּרִים Amos 6:4; 1 Samuel 15:9; 2 Kings 3:4; Jeremiah 51:40 (in simile), Ezekiel 27:21; Ezekiel 39:18; ׳חֵלֶב כ Deuteronomy 32:14 the fat of lambs; ׳דַּם כוְעַתּוּדִים Isaiah 34:6 the blood of lambs and goats; כָּרִים = battering-rams Ezekiel 4:2; Ezekiel 21:27 (twice in verse) (in v a Co reads שָׂרִים, compare AV; ᵑ0 RV as above). — See also בֵּית כָּ֑ר p. I I I above

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

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. Κὰρπρόβατον. ΚάραἼωνες τὰ πρόβατα. Κάρνοςβόσκημα, πρόβατον. ΚάροςΒόσκημα. 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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List of Word Forms
בְּכַ֥ר בְּכָרִ֤ים בכר בכרים הַכָּרִים֙ הכרים כְּכָרִ֣ים כַ֥ר כַּ֥ר כָּרִ֑ים כָּרִ֔ים כָּרִ֖ים כָּרִ֜ים כָּרִ֤ים כָּרִים֙ כָרִ֨ים ׀ ככרים כר כרים bə·ḵā·rîm bə·ḵar beChar bechaRim bəḵar bəḵārîm char chaRim hak·kā·rîm hakkaRim hakkārîm kā·rîm ḵā·rîm kar ḵar kaRim kārîm ḵārîm kə·ḵā·rîm kechaRim kəḵārîm
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