Word Summary
yaqar: precious, rare, splendid, weighty
Original Word: יָקָר
Transliteration: yaqar
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kawr')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: precious, rare, splendid, weighty
Meaning: precious, rare, splendid, weighty
Strong's Concordance

From yaqar; valuable (obj. Or subj.):

see HEBREW yaqar


H3368. yaqar

יָקָרadjective precious, rare, splendid, weighty; — absolute יָקָר1 Samuel 3:1 9t.; construct יְקַרֿProverbs 17:27 Qr (Kt וקר‎; see below); כִּיקַרPsalm 37:20; feminine יְקָרָה2 Samuel 12:30 14t.; construct יִקְרַתIsaiah 28:16; masculine plural יְקָרִיםLamentations 4:2; feminine plural יְקָדוֺת‎ 1 Kings 5:31 2t. + Zechariah 14:6 (see below); יְקָרֹת1 Kings 7:9; suffix בְּיִקְּרוֺתֶ֑יךָPsalm 45:10 (so Baer; van d. H ׳בִּיקְּ‎); —

1 precious:

a. costly, יְקָרוֺת אֲבָנִים‎ of costly building-stones 1 Kings 5:31; 1 Kings 7:9-10, 11 compare מוּסָּד מוּסָד יִקְרַת מִּנַּתIsaiah 28:16 a costly corner (-stone) of a foundation, — on construct see DaSynt. § 28, R. 3, 6; יָקָר הוֺןcostly wealth Proverbs 1:13; 12:27; וְנָעִים יָקָר הוֺן24:1.

b. precious, highly valued: יְקָרָה נֶפֶשׁProverbs 6:26 precious life; opposed to זוֺלֵלJeremiah 15:19 (of choice elements of character); י בְּעֵינֵי ׳יָקָר לַחֲסִידָיו הַמָּֽוְתָהPsalm 116:15; מפניים הִיא יְקָרָהProverbs 3:15 she (wisdom) is more precious than rubies (see also

c); prized, of י ׳חסדPsalm 36:8; = substantive בְּיִקְּרותֶ֑יךָ מְלָכִים בְּנוֺת45:10 king's daughters are among thy precious ( = dear) ones.

c. יְקָרָה אֶבֶן‎ collective precious stones, jewels 2 Samuel 12:30 = 1 Chronicles 20:2; 1 Kings 10:2, 10; 1:11 2 Chronicles 9:1, 9, 10; 1 Chronicles 29:3; 2 Chronicles 3:6; 32:27; Ezekiel 27:22; 28:13 (list of precious stones follows), Daniel 11:38; so also Lamentations 4:2, read הַיְקָרִים צִיּוֺן אַבְנֵי‎ (for וגו ׳בְּנֵי ᵑ0‎), see VB; יָקָר שֹׁהַםJob 28:16 (see also Proverbs 3:15 below b).

2 rare, 1 Samuel 3:1 (compare √ Hiph`il Isaiah 13:12).

3 glorious, splendid (compare Aramaic), of the moon Job 31:26; as substantive = glory, the wicked perish, כָּרִים כִּיקַרPsalm 37:20 like the glory of the pastures (i.e. like gay, but short-lived, flowers).

4 (late and Aramaic) weighty, influential, מֵחָכְמָה יָקָרEcclesiastes 10:1 weightier than wisdom and honour is a little folly. — In Proverbs 17:27 read Kt וְקַררֿוּחַand one cool of spirit (see VB); in Zechariah 14:6 read וְקִמָּאוֺן וְקָרוֺת אוֺר יִהְיֶה לֹאthere shall not be light but cold and congelation (see id. and Vrss.); **'but is very dubious; read probably וְקָרוֺת חוֺםthere shall be neither heat nor cold, etc. (We and others).

קִמָּאוֺןnoun [masculine] congelation; — Zechariah 14:6 Qr [ > Kt see √

Qal Imperfect], so ᵑ6 ᵐ5‎ Symm We Now (with other change, but see GASm), see יָקָר‎. p 429