Word Summary
rakak: to be tender, weak or soft
Original Word: רָכַךְ
Transliteration: rakak
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-kak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be tender, weak or soft
Meaning: to be tender, weak or soft
Strong's Concordance
be fainthearted, mollify, be, make softer, be tender

A primitive root; to soften (intransitively or transitively), used figuratively -- (be) faint((-hearted)), mollify, (be, make) soft(-er), be tender.


H7401. rakak

[רָכַךְ‎] verb be tender, weak, soft (Arabic Aramaic רְכַךְ‎ (in derived species and derivatives), , id.); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular רַךְ2 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 34:27; 3 plural רַכּוּPsalm 55:22; Imperfect יֵרַךְ‎ (Ges§ 67p) Isaiah 7:4 +; —

1 be tender, weak, of heart :

a. be timid, fearful, "" יַרֵא‎, Isaiah 7:4; Jeremiah 51:46; Deuteronomy 20:3.

b. be softened, penitent, "" כָּנַע‎ Niph`al, 2 Kings 22:19 2 Chronicles 34:27.

2 be soft, of treacherous words Psalm 55:22 (with מִן‎ compare; "" II. חָלַק‎).

Pu`al Perfect3feminine singular רֻכְּכָהIsaiah 1:6 it has not been softened, mollified, with oil (of wound, מַכָּךְ‎).

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular לִבִּי הֵרַךְ וְאֵלJob 23:16 (Ges§ 67v), causative of Qal 1 a.