Word Summary
yeleq: (a kind of) locust
Original Word: יֶלֶק
Transliteration: yeleq
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh'-lek)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: (a kind of) locust
Meaning: a devourer, the young locust
Strong's Concordance
cankerworm, caterpillar

From an unused root meaning to lick up; a devourer; specifically, the young locust -- cankerworm, caterpillar.


H3218. yeleq

יֶ֫לֶקnoun masculineNahum 3:16 a kind of locust, absolute יֶלֶק3:16 5t.; יָ֑לֶקJoel 1:4 2t.; — always collective:

a. as devouring "" חָסִיל אַרְבֶּה, גָּזָם,‎, Joel 1:4 (twice in verse); 2:25; "" אַרְבֶּהPsalm 105:34 (of Egyptian plague), compare Nahum 3:15 a (but strike out We).

b. in simile of multitude of men Nahum 3:15b Jeremiah 51:14; of horses 51:27 (סָמָר יֶלֶק‎).

c. in simile of scattering and disappearing Nahum 3:16.

יַלְקוּט‎ see לקט‎.