Word Summary
raqad: to skip about
Original Word: רָקַד
Transliteration: raqad
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-kad')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to skip about
Meaning: to stamp, to spring about
Strong's Concordance
dance, jump, leap, skip

A primitive root; properly, to stamp, i.e. To spring about (wildly or for joy) -- dance, jump, leap, skip.


H7540. raqad

רָקַדverb skip about (Late Hebrew Pi`el, Hiph`il = Biblical Hebrew; so Aramaic רְקַד‎ Pa`el, Pa`el; Assyrian ra‡âdu, skip, dance;, Arabic IX. run with leaps and bounds, leaping up briskly); —

Qal skip about, Perfect3masculine plural רָֽקְדוּPsalm 114:4 (of mountains, כְּאֵילִים‎); Imperfect2masculine plural תִּרְקְדוּ114:6 (id.; both of Sinai quaking at law-giving); Infinitive construct רְקוֺד עֵתEcclesiastes 3:4 a time to mourn (סְפֹד‎), and a time to skip about (gaily).

Pi`el dance, leap: Imperfect3masculine plural יְרַקְּדוּIsaiah 13:21 (of שְׂעִירִים‎); יְרַקֵּר֑וּןJob 21:11 (of children; merrily), Joel 2:5(of locusts); Participle מְרַקֵּד1 Chronicles 15:29 (of David; = מְפַזֵּז מְכַרְכֵּר,‎, in "" 2 Samuel 6:14, 16); feminine singular מְרַקֵּדָהNahum 3:2 (of jolting chariots); in 2 Samuel 6:21 a insert אֲרַקֵּדI will dance, after ᵐ5 י, ׳לִפְנֵי‎ Th We Dr Bu HPS (מְרַקֵּד‎).

Hiph`il Imperfect3masculine singular suffix וַיַּרְקִידֵםPsalm 29:6 he (׳י‎) made them skip like calves (trees, by lightning).

רַקָּה‎ see I. רקק‎. רַקּוֺן‎ see II. רקק‎.