ברך

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

בְּרַךְ ‎(bəraḵ)

  1. to kneel, to bow
    • Daniel 6:11, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וְזִמְנִין תְּלָתָה בְיוֹמָא הוּא בָּרֵךְ עַל־בִּרְכוֹהִי וּמְצַלֵּא וּמוֹדֵא קֳדָם אֱלָהֵהּ
      wəzimnīn təlāṯā bəyōmā hū bārēḵ ʿal-birḵṓhī ūməṣallē ūmōḏē qŏḏām ʾĕlāhēh
      and he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God

Verb[edit]

בָּרֵךְ ‎(bārēḵ)

  1. to bless
    • Daniel 2:19, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אֱדַיִן דָּנִיֵּאל בָּרִךְ לֶאֱלָהּ שְׁמַיָּא
      ʾĕḏáyin dāniyyēl bāriḵ leʾĕlāh šəmayyā
      Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ב־ר־ך

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

Verb[edit]

בֵּרֵךְ \ בֵּרַךְ ‎(berékh, berákh) ‎(pi'el construction)

  1. Defective spelling of בירך

Verb[edit]

בורך \ בֹּרַךְ ‎(borakh) ‎(pu'al construction)

  1. defective spelling of בורך

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Verb[edit]

בָּרַךְ ‎(barákh) ‎(pa'al 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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