Word Summary
karah: to dig
Original Word: כָּרָה
Transliteration: karah
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dig
Meaning: to dig, to plot, to bore, open
Strong's Concordance
dig, make a banquet, open

A primitive root; properly, to dig; figuratively, to plot; generally, to bore or open -- dig, X make (a banquet), open.


H3738. karah

[כאר‎] see II. כור‎.

II. [כוּר‎] verb meaning dubious, perhaps bore, or dig, or hew (DlProl. 121 compare Assyrian kâru, fell trees (DlHWB 324)) — only

Qal Perfect3plural כארו‎ = כָּארוּ‎ for כָּרוּPsalm 22:17 (כָּאֲרִי ᵑ0‎, see אֲרִי‎) they have bored (digged, hewn) my hands and my feet (si vera lectio; compare Vrss De Pe Che Bae and others; some, however, deriving from כרה‎ in this sense); hence perhaps following.

I. כָּרָהverb dig (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּרָא‎, Ethiopic Arabic (with and especially Dozyii. 461); Syriac is be short, cut off (i.e. rounded off ?), Arabic ball; ᵑ7‎. כְּרֵיheap DalmGr. 109; Syriac Mishna כריid.; Assyrian karê large vessels for holding corn, etc., DlHWB 353, compare kirû (dubious) WklTel Am. Vocab.; BaZMG 1887, 615 conjectures be round as orig √ meaning, and compare Arabic the leg is round); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular כָּרָה2 Chronicles 16:14; Psalm 7:16; 2masculine singular כָּרִיתָ40:7; 1singular בָּרִיתִיGenesis 50:5; 3plural כָּרוּJeremiah 18:20 3t.; sf כָּרוּהָNumbers 21:18; Imperfect3masculine singular יִכְרֶהExodus 21:33; 3masculine plural וַיִּכְרוּGenesis 26:25; Participle כֹּרֶהProverbs 16:27; 26:27; — dig a grave, קֶבֶרGenesis 50:5 (J), compare 2 Chronicles 16:14; a well, בְּאֵרGenesis 26:25 (J), Numbers 21:18 (song in J E); a pit, בּוֺרExodus 21:33; figurative of plotting against others Psalm 7:16; so followed by שׁוּחָהJeremiah 18:20, 22, followed by שִׁיחָה‎ Jer 57:7; Jer 119:85; followed by שַׁחַתProverbs 26:27; hence רָעָה כֹּרֶה16:27 one digging a calamity; כ ׳אָזְנַיִם לִיPsalm 40:7 ears hast thou dug (with allusion to the cavity of the ear) for me, thou hast given me the means of hearing and obeying thy will. — On 22:17 verse. II.כּוּר‎.

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular שַׁהַּת יִכָּרֶה עַדPsalm 94:13 until the pit be digged for the wicked, figurative of judgment.