Word Summary
aqeb: heel, footprint, hind part
Original Word: עָקֵב
Transliteration: aqeb
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kabe')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: heel, footprint, hind part
Meaning: heel, footprint, hind part
Strong's Concordance
heel, horsehoof, last, lier in wait

Or (feminine) hiqqbah {ik-keb-aw'}; from aqab; a heel (as protuberant); hence, a track; figuratively, the rear (of an army) -- heel, (horse-)hoof, last, lier in wait (by mistake for aqeb), (foot-)step.

see HEBREW aqab

see HEBREW aqeb


H6119. aqeb

I. עָקֵבnoun masculine heel, footprint, hinderpart (Arabic heel, figurative end (of a month), mark, sign, trace; Aramaic עִקְבָּא‎, hell, footprint, figurative trace, mark (compare Wisdom 2:4 ᵑ6‎ Ecclus 13:26 HCT ᵑ6‎), also end, extremity); — ׳ע‎ absolute Genesis 3:15 +, construct עֲקֵב25:26, plural construct עִקָבֵיSong of Solomon 1:8, עִקְּבֵיGenesis 49:17; Judges 5:22, עִקְּבוֺתPsalm 77:20; 89:52, etc.; —

a. heel, of man, Genesis 25:26 אָחִיו בַּעֲקֵב אֹחֶזֶת וְיָדוֺ‎, as object of attack from behind, 3:15 עָקֵב תְּשׁוּפֶנּוּ וְאַתָּה‎, Job 18:9 בְּע ׳יאֹחֵז מַּח‎, Jeremiah 13:22 עֲקֵבָ֑יִךְ נֶחְמְסוּ‎ are treated violently, i.e. are rudely exposed ("" שׁוּלַיִךְ נִגְלוּ‎); as instrument of attack, Psalm 41:10 עָ עָלַי ׳הִגְדִּיל‎ hath made great the heel against me, i.e. given me insidiously a great fall (figurative for taken some cruel advantage of me; compare ὑποσκελίζω); of an animal, Genesis 49:17 סוּם עִקְּבֵי הַנּשֵׁח‎, Judges 5:22

b. mark of heel, footprint, Song of Solomon 1:8 הַצּאֹן בְּעִקְבֵי צְאִילָֿח‎, Psalm 56:7 עֲקֵבַי יִשְׁמְרוּ‎ they mark my footprints, i.e. watch me insidiously wherever I go 89:52 מְשִׁיחֶ֑ךָ עִקְּבוֺת ֵהרְפוּ אֲשֶׁר‎ i.e. followed him mockingly, of ׳י‎ (figurative) 77:20 נוֺדָ֑עוּ לֹא עִקְּבוֺתֶיךָ‎ thy footprints were not known (the waters closing over them).

c hinder-part, rear (of a troop of men), Genesis 49:19 עָקֵב׃ יָגוּב וְהוּא‎ (read אָשֵׁר ׃ עֲקֵבָם‎) he will troop on their rear, Joshua 8:13 עֲקֵבָם‎ (compare Di).