ויקרא

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ק־ר־א (k-r-'). The book is named after its first word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

וַיִּקְרָא (vayikrá)

  1. Leviticus (the third of the Five Books of Moses)

Verb[edit]

וַיִּקְרָא (vayikrá)

  1. Third-person masculine singular vav-consecutive imperfect (hence past tense) of קָרָא (kará).
    • Exodus 2:22, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן וַיִּקְרָא אֶת שְׁמוֹ גֵּרְשֹׁם
      vatéled ben vayikrá et sh'mo gershóm
      She gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershom
    • Leviticus 1:1, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
      וַיִּקְרָא אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר יהוה אֵלָיו
      vayikrá el moshé vaydabér YHVH eláv
      God called to Moses, speaking to him

See also[edit]