Word Summary
yarek: thigh, loin, side, base
Original Word: יָרֵךְ
Transliteration: yarek
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-rake')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: thigh, loin, side, base
Meaning: thigh,loin, flank, side
Strong's Concordance
body, loins, shaft, side, thigh

From an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphem. The generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank, side -- X body, loins, shaft, side, thigh.


H3409. yarek

יָרֵךְnoun feminineNumbers 5:27 thigh, loin, side, base (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic יַרְכָּא‎; Zinjirli ירךloin; Assyrian arku, arkâtu, back, rear, hereafter DlHWB 242; Arabic hip) — absolute יָרֵךְJudges 15:8 6t.; construct יֶ֫רֶךְGenesis 24:9 11t. + 2 Samuel 3:27 (see below); suffix יְרֵכִיGenesis 24:2; 47:29; יְרֵכֵךְNumbers 5:21; יְרֵכוֺGenesis 32:26 6t.; יְרֵכָהּExodus 25:31+ 3t.; dual יְרֵכַיִם28:42; suffix יְרֵכַיִךְ‎ Cant 7:2; —

1 thigh,

a. outside of thigh, where sword was worn, עַליְֿרֵכוֺ חֶרֶב שִׂיםExodus 32:27 (E); יְמִינוֺ עַליֶֿרֶךְ אֹתָהּ וַיַחְגֹּרJudges 3:16 and he girded it upon his right thigh, 3:21; Psalm 45:4; Song of Solomon 3:8; הַיָּרֵךְ כַּף‎ Genesis 32:33 hollow of the thigh, Genesis 32:26 (twice in verse); Genesis 32:33 (all J); יְרֵכַיִךְ חַמּוּקֵי‎ Cant 7:2 the roundings of thy thighs; וְעַדיְֿרֵכַיִם מִמָּתְנַיִםExodus 28:42 (P); "" בֶּטֶןNumbers 5:21-22, 27 (P); עַליְֿרֵכוֺ צֹלֵעַGenesis 32:32 (J), limping upon his thigh; עַליָֿרֵח סָפַקJeremiah 31:19 and (with אֶלֿ‎) Ezekiel 21:17, smite upon, thigh, in token of consternation; יָרֵךְ עַלֿ שׁוֺק אוֺתָם וַיַּךְJudges 15:8 and he smote them, hip upon thigh, a great slaughter.

b. thigh = loins, as seat of procreative power (RSK. 34; Semitic i, 360 (380)) ירך יֹצְאֵיthose proceeding from the loins of any one Genesis 46:26; Exodus 1:5 (both P), Judges 8:30; hence ירך תַּחַת יַד שִׂיםplace the hand under thigh, in taking oath Genesis 24:2, 9 (J), 47:29.

2 side (flank) of altar 2 Kings 16:14; Leviticus 1:11 (P); of tabernacle Exodus 40:22, 24; Numbers 3:29, 35 (all P); also הַשַּׁעַר יֶרֶךְ‎ (for הַשּׁ ׳תּוֺךְ ᵑ0‎) ᵐ5‎ Th We Dr Bu Kit.

3 base (loins) of candlestick Exodus 25:31; 37:17; Numbers 8:4 (all P).