6117. aqab
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aqab: to follow at the heel, assail insidiously, circumvent, overreach
Original Word: עָקַב
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: aqab
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kab')
Short Definition: craftily

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
denominative verb from aqeb
to follow at the heel, assail insidiously, circumvent, overreach
NASB Translation
deals craftily (1), heel (1), restrain (1), supplanted (1), took (1).

עָקַב verb follow at the heel, figurative assail insidiously, circumvent, overreach (denominative from עָקֵב; compare Arabic follow (at the heel), succeed, III. bring consequence on, i.e. punish, Qor 22:59; IV. make to follow, i.e. reward or punish, end, final lot 6:11 reward 6:136 hold back (rare), follow, Pa`el investigate, search out: Ethiopic is keep, guard); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular Hosea 12:4 בַּבֶּטֶן עָקַב אֶתאָֿחִיו he attacked his brother at the heel (compare Genesis 25:26 below עָקֵב); Imperfect3masculine singular Genesis 27:36 הֲכִי קָרָא שְׁמוֺ יַעֲקֹב וַיַּעְקְבֵנִי זֶה פַעֲמַיִם and he hath overreached me now twice; + Infinitive abs Jeremiah 9:3 בָּלאָֿח עָקוֺב יַעֲקֹב surely overreacheth ("" רָכִיל יַהֲלֹח). [ᵐ5 πτερνίζω, to attack with the heel; but this dubious In 'supplant,' also, the figurative is a different one.]

Pi`el Job 37:4 וְלֹא יְעַקְּבֵם dubious; poss attack at the heel (compare זִנֵּב), hence figurative hold back; more probably read וְלֹא יְעַכְּבֵם holdeth them not back (that is בְּרָקָיו his lightnings), when his voice is heard from עִכֵּב to hold back (common in Late Hebrew; ᵑ7 עַכֵּב).

take by the heel, stay, supplant, utterly

A primitive root; properly, to swell out or up; used only as denominative from aqeb, to seize by the heel; figuratively, to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel) -- take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly.

see HEBREW aqeb

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