Word Summary
zaqaq: to refine, purify
Original Word: זָקַק
Transliteration: zaqaq
Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-kak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to refine, purify
Meaning: to strain, extract, clarify
Strong's Concordance
fine, pour down, purge, purify, refine

A primitive root; to strain, (figuratively) extract, clarify -- fine, pour down, purge, purify, refine.


H2212. zaqaq

I. [זָקַק‎] verb refine, purify **perhaps properly strain or filter through, compare Job 36:27; Isaiah 25:6. (Aramaic זְקַק‎; perhaps kindred with Assyrian za‡i‡u, wind, AsrbAnnals vi. 64 and Aramaic , זִיקָּאviolent wind, violent rain with whirlwind) —

Qal Imperfect3masculine plural יָזֹ֫קּוּJob 28:1 object זָהָב‎, 36:27 object מָטָר‎ (see Di).

Pi`el Perfect וְזִקַּק‎ consecutive Malachi 3:3 ("" וְטִהַר‎) figurative, of purifying sons of Levi, like gold and silver כְּזָהָב‎ etc.

Pu`al Participle מְזֻקָּקrefined, of gold 1 Chronicles 28:18, of silver 29:4: Psalm 12:7 (׳מ שׁבעתים‎); of settled wines מְזֻקָּקִים שְׁמָרִיםIsaiah 25:6.

II. זקק‎ (Late Hebrew זָקַקbind, fetter, Aramaic זְקַקid.; compare (perhaps from idea of restraint) Arabic , Aramaic , זִיקוּקָא זִיקָּא,‎, Ethiopic all = (wine-) skin, etc.; also Late Hebrew זִיקָה‎, obligation; Aramaic ring).