ברך

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ברך (transliteration needed)

  1. to bless
  2. to kneel, to bow

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *birk-, *bark- (knee).

Verb[edit]

בֵּרַךְ (berákh) (pi'él construction)

  1. (He/it) blessed (for example, God) (as an act of adoration)
  2. (He/it) blessed (for example, man) (as a benefit)
  3. (euphemistic) (He/it) cursed (for example, God or a king) (as treason)

Verb[edit]

בָּרַךְ (barákh) (pa'ál construction)

  1. (He/it) kneeled
    • Psalms 95:6, with translation of the King James Version:
      בֹּאוּ נִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה וְנִכְרָעָה נִבְרְכָה לִפְנֵי יהוה עֹשֵׂנוּ
      bóu nishtakhavé v'nikhraá nivr'khá lifné YHVH osénu
      O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
    • 2 Chronicles 6:13, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיִּבְרַךְ עַל בִּרְכָּיו
      vayivrákh al birkáv
      and kneeled down upon his knees

Noun[edit]

בֶּרֶךְ (bérekhf (plural indefinite form בִּרְכַּיִים)

  1. (anatomy) knee
  2. (in the plural) lap
    הוא ישב על הברכיים שלה.hu yasháv al habirkáyim shelá. — He sat on her lap.

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