1110. balaq
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balaq: to waste, lay waste
Original Word: בָּלַק
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: balaq
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-lak')
Short Definition: devastates

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to waste, lay waste
NASB Translation
devastates (1), waste (1).

[בָּלַק] verb waste, lay waste (Assyrian balâ‡u, Pi`el destroy, LyonSargon 61; compare Arabic a desert) —

Po`el Participle without מ, suffix בּוֺלְקָהּ Isaiah 24:1 ("" בּוֺקֵק, subject ׳י, object הארץ); — on form (which might also be Qal Participle) compare Ol§ 254 LagGN 1882, 403; also בקק Po. Jeremiah 51:2, and intensive use of Infinitive absolute Niph`al Isaiah 24:3; further Punic (i.e. intensive) Participle Nahum 2:11 (this however perhaps largely influenced by assonance).

Pu`al Participle מְבֻלָּקָ֑ה Nahum 2:11 (׳בּוּקָה וּמְבוּקָה ומב), devastated, or as substantive a devastated city.

make waste

A primitive root; to annihilate -- (make) waste.

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