7402. rakal
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rakal: probably to go about
Original Word: רָכַל
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: rakal
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-kal')
Short Definition: traders

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
probably to go about
NASB Translation
merchant (2), merchants (3), traded (4), traders (8).

[רָכַל] verb probably go about, from one to another (for trade or gossip) (? connected with רגל; compare Arabic kick a horse, to make him go [? properly use the foot, compare ?]; Late Hebrew רוֺכֵל, Aramaic רוֺכְלָא, trader, Late Hebrew רְכִילוּת slander [compare calumniator, from go about, Qor 2:19 and elsewhere]); —

Qal Participle רוֺכֵל Songs 3:6; feminine singular construct רֹכֶ֫לֶת Ezekiel 27:3, suffix רֹכַלְתֵךְ Ezekiel 27:20; Ezekiel 27:23; masculine plural רֹכְלִים 1 Kings 10:15 +, etc.; — as substantive = trafficker, trader: usually plural, Nahum 3:16; Ezekiel 17:4 (׳עִיר ר), Ezekiel 27:13,15,17,22 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 27:23a (< strike out Toy Krae), Ezekiel 27:24; Nehemiah 3:31,32; Nehemiah 13:20 ( + מֹרֵי כָלמִֿמְכָּר); ׳מִסְחַר הָר 1 Kings 10:15 (text dubious; compare ׳מ p.695); singular figurative of Tyre, רֹכֶלֶת הָעַמִּים אֶלאִֿיִּים רַכִּים Ezekiel 27:8, of a people Ezekiel 27:20; Ezekiel 27:23b (plural MezHarran 34 Krae, see also כִּלְמֶד); singular of person only אַבְקַת רוֺכֵל Songs 3:6.

spice merchant

A primitive root; to travel for trading -- (spice) merchant.

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