Word Summary
yerekah: flank, side, extreme parts, recesses
Original Word: יְרֵכָה
Transliteration: yerekah
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-ay-kaw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: flank, side, extreme parts, recesses
Meaning: flank, side, extreme parts, recesses
Strong's Concordance
border, coast, part, quarter, side

Feminine of yarek; properly, the flank; but used only figuratively, the rear or recess -- border, coast, part, quarter, side.

see HEBREW yarek


H3411. yerekah

[יַרְכָה‎, or יְרֵכָה‎ Ol§ 167. g] flank, side, dual extreme parts, recesses; — suffix יַרְכָֿתוֺGenesis 49:13; dual יַרְכָתַיִםExodus 26:27; 36:32 + Ezekiel 46:19 Qr (Kt ירכתם‎); יַרְכָתָ֑יִםExodus 26:23; 36:28; construct יַרְכְּתֵיJudges 19:1 20t. + 1 Kings 6:16 Qr (Kt ירכותי‎); —

1 side, i.e. further side of Zebulun, poetic for more distant border of his territory Genesis 49:13.

2 elsewhere always dual the two things, i.e. figurative angle, recess, extreme parts: as recesses of Mt. Ephraim Judges 19:1, 18; of Lebanon 2 Kings 19:23 = Isaiah 37:24; of recesses or innermost part of a cave 1 Samuel 24:4; a house Amos 6:10; Psalm 128:3; the pit (בּוֺר‎) Isaiah 14:15 ("" שְׁאוֺל‎), Ezekiel 32:23; a ship Jonah 1:5; צָפוֺן יַרְכְּתֵיremote parts of the north Isaiah 14:13; Ezekiel 38:6, 15; 39:2; Psalm 48:3 (but here Lag proposes ׳יר רצון‎); אָ֑רֶץ יַרְכְּתֵיremote parts of earth Jeremiah 6:22; 25:32; 31:8; 50:41; of a long building, extreme or hinder part, so of tabernacle Exodus 26:22-23, 27; 36:27-28, 32 (all P); of temple 1 Kings 6:16; of Ezekiel's temple Ezekiel 46:19.