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Strong's #3365 - יָקַר

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1) to esteem, be prized, be valuable, be precious, be costly, be appraised

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be precious, be highly valued, be esteemed, be costly

1a2) to be appraised

1b) (Hiphil) to make something precious

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1381 ‑ δοκιμάζω (dok‑im‑ad'‑zo);  5091 ‑ τιμάω (tim‑ah'‑o);  1521 ‑ εἰσάγω (ice‑ag'‑o);  1784 ‑ ἔντιμος (en'‑tee‑mos);  
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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
 [יָקַר] verb be precious, prized, appraised (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el, Hiph`il; Aramaic יְקַר, , be heavy, precious; Pa`el honour; יַקִּיר, weighty, precious, honoured; compare Assyrian a‡âru, be precious, costly, and derivatives, Dl HWB 240; Arabic be heavy, II. honour; dignity; Sabean noun יקר honour DHM ZMG 1883,402) —

Qal Perfect 3 feminine singular יָָֽקְרָה 1 Samuel 16:21; 2 masculine singular יָקַרְתָּ Isaiah 43:4; 1 singular יָקַרְתִּי Zechariah 11:13; 3 plural יָ˜קְרוּ Psalm 139:17; Imperfect וַיִּיקַר 1 Samuel 18:30; וְיֵקַר Psalm 49:9; וְיֵיקַר Psalm 72:14; jussive תִּיקַר(נָֿאׅ 2 Kings 1:13,14; —

1 be precious:

a. = highly valued, esteemed, David's name, וַיִּיקַרשְׁמוֺ מְאֹד 1 Samuel 18:30; of Israel, יָקַרְתָּ בְעֵינַי Isaiah 43:4 (+ נִכְבַּדְתָּ, אֲהַבְתִּיךָ); of God's thoughts וְלִי מַהיָָּֽֿקִרוּרֵעֶיךָ Psalm 139:17 (Ew Hi Hup render hard, difficult: compare יַקִּירָה Daniel 2:11).

b. especially of life (נֶפֶשׁ), in phrase יָָֽקִרָה נַפְשִׁי בְּעֵינֶיךָ 1 Samuel 26:21, i.e. thou hast spared it; so (jussive) 2 Kings 1:13,14; similarly יֵיקַר דָּמָם בְּעֵינָיו Psalm 72:14 ("" מִתּוֺךְ וּמֵחָמָס יִגְאַל נַפְשָׁס).

c. be costly, וְיֵקַר מִּדְיוֺן נַפְשָׁם Psalm 49:9.

2 be appraised, valued, אֶדֶר הַיְקָר אֲשֶׁר יָקַרְתִּי מֵעֲלֵיהֶם Zechariah 11:13 the magnificence of the price at which I was appraised (and dismissed) from them!

Hiph`il Imperfect 1 singular אוֺקִיר אֱנוֺשׁ מִמָּ֑ז Isaiah 13:12 I will make men more rare (literally precious) than fine gold. Imperative הֹקַר Proverbs 25:17 make rare (i.e. withhold) thy foot from the house of thy friend.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָקַר fut. יִיקַי 2 Kings 1:13 יִיִקַר Psalms 72:14, and יֵקַר Psalms 49:9.

(1) to be heavy. (Syriac ܝܺܘܰܝܪ, Arabic وقر id.) Metaph. to be hard to be understood, Psal. 139:17, compare Daniel 2:11.

(2) to be precious, dear, Psalms 49:9. Followed by לְ and בְּעֵינֵי to be precious or dear to any one, 1 Sa. 26:21, אֲשֶׁר יָֽקְרָה נַפְשִׁי בְּעֵינֶיךָ “because my life was precious to thee,” because thou hast spared it. 2 Kings 1:13, 14 2 Kings 1:14; Psalms 72:14 also, followed by מֵעַל to be highly estimated by any one (compare צָדַק מִן, רָשַׁע מִן). Zechariah 11:13, “a goodly price, אֲשֶׁר יָקַרְתִּי מֵעֲלֵיהֶם at which I was estimated by them,” i.e. reckoned worth.

(3) to be heavy, i.e. honoured, 1 Samuel 18:30. Compare כָּבֵר.

Hiphil הוֹקִיר to make rare (compare adj. No. 5), Isaiah 13:12; Proverbs 25:17.

Derivative, besides those which follow immediately, יַקִּיר.

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List of Word Forms
אוֹקִ֥יר אוקיר הֹקַ֣ר הקר וְ֭יֵקַר וְיֵיקַ֖ר וַיִּיקַ֥ר וייקר ויקר יָּקְר֣וּ יָקְרָ֥ה יָקַ֖רְתִּי יָקַ֧רְתָּ יקרה יקרו יקרת יקרתי תִּֽיקַר־ תִּיקַ֥ר תיקר תיקר־ ’ō·w·qîr ’ōwqîr hō·qar hoKar hōqar oKir tî·qar tî·qar- tikar tîqar tîqar- vaiyiKar veyeiKar Veyekar way·yî·qar wayyîqar wə·yê·qar wəyêqar yā·qar·tā yā·qar·tî yā·qə·rāh yā·qə·rū yaKarta yaKarti yakeRah yakeRu yāqartā yāqartî yāqərāh yāqərū
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