2145. zakar
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zakar: male
Original Word: זָכָר
Part of Speech: noun masculine; Adjective
Transliteration: zakar
Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-kawr')
Short Definition: male

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from zakar
NASB Translation
boy (2), intimately* (3), male (56), males (19), man (4).

זָכָר noun masculine &

adjective male (Assyrian zikaru, zikru, COTGloss LyonManual, Gloss; Arabic ; Aramaic דִּכְרָא, ; Sabean רם[כ]דֿ DHMZMG 1876, 675; relation to above √ obscure; male as mentioned, talked of, Lane969f.; from assumed original sense be sharp (traces of this in Arabic: see Lane), BöProb 207 Fl in ChWBi. 422, compare Arabic male organ; SchwZAW 1891, 176 ff. **(against Schwally's view see JPeritzWoman in the Ancient Hebrew Cult, JBL xvii {1898}, 111 ff.) from זָכַר = call upon in worship; hence male as competent to worship) — always absolute ׳ז Genesis 1:27 +; plural (ה)זְכָרִים Exodus 13:12 +; see also [זָכוּר]: —

I. substantive male, offspring of men and animals Exodus 13:12,15 (plural, both J E); opposed to נְקֵבָה Deuteronomy 4:16; specifically 1 of men:

a. in phrase אישׁ לְמִשְׁכַב זָכָר אשׁר לא יָָֽדְעָה Judges 21:12 (BuRS 153 DrIntr. 151), compare Judges 21:11, Numbers 31:17,18,35 (all 3 P); צַלְמֵי זָכָר Ezekiel 16:17.

b. alone = man Jeremiah 30:6 (רְאוּ אִםיֹֿלֵד זָכָ֑ר "" גֶּבֶר); usually collective, men, male persons (of all ages) Judges 21:11; 1 Kings 11:15,16; Genesis 34:25; Leviticus 6:11; Leviticus 6:22; Leviticus 7:6; Numbers 1:2,20,22; Numbers 3:28,34,39; Numbers 18:10; Numbers 26:62; Numbers 31:7,17 (all P); plural (ה)זכרים2Chronicles 31:16; Ezra 8:3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, so also Joshua 5:4 ("" העם כלֿ, and כלאֿנשׁי המלחמה), Joshua 17:2 (gloss? compare DrIntr. 104); especially of individual, in connection with circumcision Genesis 17:10,12,14,23; Genesis 34:15,22,24; Exodus 12:48 (all P); of male child Leviticus 12:2 (P) Isaiah 66:7; opposed to נְקֵבָה Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2; Leviticus 12:7 (child) Leviticus 15:33; Leviticus 27:3,5,6,7; Numbers 5:3 (all P; compare Sabean אנתֿים פאו דֿ(כ)רם DHMl.c.); opposed to אִשָּׁה in command ag. sodomy Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13 (both H).

2 of animals, especially for sacrifice Exodus 34:19 (J E; read הַזָּכָר for ᵑ0 תִּזָּכָר); Exodus 12:5; Leviticus 1:3,10; Leviticus 4:23 (all P) Leviticus 22:19 (H), Malachi 1:14; opposed to נְקֵבָה Genesis 6:19; Genesis 7:3,9,16; Leviticus 3:1,6 (all P).

II. adjective singular male (only human beings) ׳יֻלַּדלְֿךָ בֵּן ז Jeremiah 20:15; ׳כָּלבְּֿכֹר ז Numbers 3:40,43 (both P).

him, male, manchild,

From zakar; properly, remembered, i.e. A male (of man or animals, as being the most noteworthy sex) -- X him, male, man(child, -kind).

see HEBREW zakar

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