3368. yaqar
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yaqar: precious, rare, splendid, weighty
Original Word: יָקָר
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: yaqar
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kawr')
Short Definition: precious

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from yaqar
precious, rare, splendid, weighty
NASB Translation
costly (6), glory (1), luminaries (1), noble (1), precious (23), rare (1), splendor (1), weightier (1).

יָקָר adjective precious, rare, splendid, weighty; — absolute יָקָר 1 Samuel 3:1 9t.; construct יְקַרֿ Proverbs 17:27 Qr (Kt וקר; see below); כִּיקַר Psalm 37:20; feminine יְקָרָה 2 Samuel 12:30 14t.; construct יִקְרַת Isaiah 28:16; masculine plural יְקָרִים Lamentations 4:2; feminine plural יְקָדוֺת 1 Kings 5:31 2t. + Zechariah 14:6 (see below); יְקָרֹת 1 Kings 7:9; suffix בְּיִקְּרוֺתֶ֑יךָ Psalm 45:10 (so Baer; van d. H ׳בִּיקְּ); —

1 precious:

a. costly, אֲבָנִים יְקָרוֺת of costly building-stones 1 Kings 5:31; 1 Kings 7:9,10,11 compare מִּנַּת יִקְרַת מוּסָד מוּסָּד Isaiah 28:16 a costly corner (-stone) of a foundation, — on construct see DaSynt. § 28, R. 3, 6; הוֺן יָקָר costly wealth Proverbs 1:13; Proverbs 12:27; הוֺן יָקָר וְנָעִים Proverbs 24:1.

b. precious, highly valued: נֶפֶשׁ יְקָרָה Proverbs 6:26 precious life; opposed to זוֺלֵל Jeremiah 15:19 (of choice elements of character); הַמָּֽוְתָה לַחֲסִידָיו ׳יָקָר בְּעֵינֵי י Psalm 116:15; יְקָרָה הִיא מפניים Proverbs 3:15 she (wisdom) is more precious than rubies (see also

c); prized, of ׳חסד י Psalm 36:8; = substantive בְּנוֺת מְלָכִים בְּיִקְּרותֶ֑יךָ Psalm 45:10 king's daughters are among thy precious ( = dear) ones.

c. אֶבֶן יְקָרָה collective precious stones, jewels 2 Samuel 12:30 = 1 Chronicles 20:2; 1 Kings 10:2,10; 1 Kings 1:11 2Chronicles 9:1,9,10; 1 Chronicles 29:3; 2Chronicles 3:6; 32:27; Ezekiel 27:22; Ezekiel 28:13 (list of precious stones follows), Daniel 11:38; so also Lamentations 4:2, read אַבְנֵי צִיּוֺן הַיְקָרִים (for ᵑ0 ׳בְּנֵי וגו), see VB; שֹׁהַם יָקָר Job 28:16 (see also Proverbs 3:15 below b).

2 rare, 1 Samuel 3:1 (compare √ Hiph`il Isaiah 13:12).

3 glorious, splendid (compare Aramaic), of the moon Job 31:26; as substantive = glory, the wicked perish, כִּיקַר כָּרִים Psalm 37:20 like the glory of the pastures (i.e. like gay, but short-lived, flowers).

4 (late and Aramaic) weighty, influential, יָקָר מֵחָכְמָה Ecclesiastes 10:1 weightier than wisdom and honour is a little folly. — In Proverbs 17:27 read Kt וְקַררֿוּחַ and one cool of spirit (see VB); in Zechariah 14:6 read לֹא יִהְיֶה אוֺר וְקָרוֺת וְקִמָּאוֺן there shall not be light but cold and congelation (see id. and Vrss.); **'but is very dubious; read probably חוֺם וְקָרוֺת there shall be neither heat nor cold, etc. (We and others).

קִמָּאוֺן noun [masculine] congelation; — Zechariah 14:6 Qr [ > Kt see √

Qal Imperfect], so ᵐ5 ᵑ6 Symm We Now (with other change, but see GASm), see יָקָר. p 429


From yaqar; valuable (obj. Or subj.):

see HEBREW yaqar

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