A primitive root; properly, to dig; figuratively, to plot; generally, to bore or open -- dig, X make (a banquet), open.
[כאר] see II. כור.
II. [כוּר] verb meaning dubious, perhaps bore, or dig, or hew (DlProl. 121 compare Assyrian kâru, fell trees (DlHWB 324)) — only
Qal Perfect3plural כארו = כָּארוּ for כָּרוּ Psalm 22:17 (כָּאֲרִי ᵑ0, see אֲרִי) they have bored (digged, hewn) my hands and my feet (si vera lectio; compare Vrss De Pe Che Bae and others; some, however, deriving from כרה in this sense); hence perhaps following.
I. כָּרָה verb dig (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּרָא, Ethiopic Arabic (with and especially Dozyii. 461); Syriac is be short, cut off (i.e. rounded off ?), Arabic ball; ᵑ7. כְּרֵי heap DalmGr. 109; Syriac Mishna כרי id.; Assyrian karê large vessels for holding corn, etc., DlHWB 353, compare kirû (dubious) WklTel Am. Vocab.; BaZMG 1887, 615 conjectures be round as orig √ meaning, and compare Arabic the leg is round); —
Qal Perfect3masculine singular כָּרָה2 Chronicles 16:14; Psalm 7:16; 2masculine singular כָּרִיתָ 40:7; 1singular בָּרִיתִי Genesis 50:5; 3plural כָּרוּ Jeremiah 18:20 3t.; sf כָּרוּהָ Numbers 21:18; Imperfect3masculine singular יִכְרֶה Exodus 21:33; 3masculine plural וַיִּכְרוּ Genesis 26:25; Participle כֹּרֶה Proverbs 16:27; 26:27; — dig a grave, קֶבֶר Genesis 50:5 (J), compare 2 Chronicles 16:14; a well, בְּאֵר Genesis 26:25 (J), Numbers 21:18 (song in J E); a pit, בּוֺר Exodus 21:33; figurative of plotting against others Psalm 7:16; so followed by שׁוּחָה Jeremiah 18:20, 22, followed by שִׁיחָה Jer 57:7; Jer 119:85; followed by שַׁחַת Proverbs 26:27; hence רָעָה כֹּרֶה 16:27 one digging a calamity; כ ׳אָזְנַיִם לִי Psalm 40:7 ears hast thou dug (with allusion to the cavity of the ear) for me, thou hast given me the means of hearing and obeying thy will. — On 22:17 verse. II.כּוּר.
Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular שַׁהַּת יִכָּרֶה עַד Psalm 94:13 until the pit be digged for the wicked, figurative of judgment.