Barak

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew בָּרָק (lightning).

Proper noun[edit]

Barak

  1. The commander of the army of Deborah in the Old Testament.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Judges 4:16:
      And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
  2. A male given name of biblical origin, often representing a transliteration of a modern Israeli name.
  3. A surname, often representing a transliteration of a modern Israeli name.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بارك (bārak, he who is blessed). Cognate with the biblical name Baruch of Hebrew origin. The usage of the root B-R-K as a male name meaning "blessing" occurs in the Ancient Semitic Sabean (barqac), in Palmyrene (baraq), and in Punic (Barcas, as surname of Hamilcar), and as a Divine name in Assyrian Ramman-Birqu and Gibil-Birqu [1]

Proper noun[edit]

Barak

  1. A male given name.
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Del. Assyrian, HWB, 187

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barak

  1. Barak (Biblical figure)