3365. yaqar
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yaqar: to be precious, prized or appraised
Original Word: יָקַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yaqar
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kar')
Short Definition: precious

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be precious, prized or appraised
NASB Translation
costly (1), esteemed (1), make...scarcer (1), precious (6), rarely (1), valued (1).

[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, DlHWB 240; Arabic be heavy, II. honour; dignity; Sabean noun יקר honour DHMZMG 1883, 402) —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular יָָֽקְרָה 1 Samuel 16:21; 2masculine singular יָקַרְתָּ Isaiah 43:4; 1singular יָקַרְתִּי Zechariah 11:13; 3plural 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, וַיִּיקַר שְׁמוֺ מְאֹד 1 Samuel 18:30; of Israel, יָקַרְתָּ בְעֵינַי Isaiah 43:4 (+ נִכְבַּדְתָּ, אֲהַבְתִּיךָ); of God's thoughts וְלִי מַהיָָּֽֿקִרוּ רֵעֶיךָ 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 Imperfect1singular 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.

be make precious, be prized, be set by, withdraw

A primitive root; properly, apparently, to be heavy, i.e. (figuratively) valuable; causatively, to make rare (figuratively, to inhibit) -- be (make) precious, be prized, be set by, withdraw.

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