Word Summary
aqrab: scorpion
Original Word: עַקְרָב
Transliteration: aqrab
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-rawb')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: scorpion
Meaning: a scorpion, a scourge, knotted whip
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; a scorpion; figuratively, a scourge or knotted whip -- scorpion.


H6137. aqrab

עַקְרָבnoun masculine scorpion (apparently quadriliteral; Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian a‡rabu; Ethiopic ; Arabic ; עַקְרַבָּא ᵑ7‎); **< [feminine] as in Late Hebrew, Syriac, Mandaean, Arabic (Levy gives Talmud [Aramaic] as masculine, but are readings correct?), Nöldeke (privately). — absolute עַקְרָבDeuteronomy 8:15 (collective; of wilderness), plural עַקְרַבִּיםEzekiel 2:6 (figurative of enemies); בָּע ׳יִסַּר1 Kings 12:11, 14 2 Chronicles 10:11, 14, i.e. scourges with points, stings. — See also עַקְרַבִּים מַעֲלֵה‎.