Word Summary
qarah: to encounter, meet, befall
Original Word: קָרָה
Transliteration: qarah
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to encounter, meet, befall
Meaning: to light upon, to bring about, to impose timbers
Strong's Concordance
appoint, lay make beams, befall, bring, come to pass unto, floor, hap was, happen unto,

A primitive root; to light upon (chiefly by accident); causatively, to bring about; specifically, to impose timbers (for roof or floor) -- appoint, lay (make) beams, befall, bring, come (to pass unto), floor, (hap) was, happen (unto), meet, send good speed.


H7136. qarah

[קָרָה‎] verb encounter, meet, befall ("") II קָרָא‎ Late Hebrew קָרָהmeet (rare), קְרִיmisfortune specifically (nocturnal) pollution, and so Aramaic קִרְיוּתָא‎ ; Arabic () is go seek earnestly , receive hospitably as guest; Ethiopic II. 3, present, offer as sacrifice); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular suffix קָֽרְךָDeuteronomy 25:18, (ו)קָרָהוּGenesis 44:29 +; Imperfect, 3 masculine singular יִקְרֶהEcclesiastes 9:11 + Daniel 10:14 Kt (Qr יִקְרָא‎), וָיִ֫קֶרRuth 2:3, suffix יִקְרְךָNumbers 11:23, יִקְּרֵךְ1 Samuel 28:10 (dagesh forte dirimens); Participle feminine plural קֹרֹתGenesis 42:29; —

1 encounter, meet, accusative of person Deuteronomy 25:18, compare (accusative of thing) וגו חֶלְקַת מִקְרֶהָ ׳וַיִ֫קֶרRuth 2:3 her chance lighted upon field, etc.

2 befall, accusative of person, subject evil Genesis 44:29 (J), 1 Samuel 28:10, ׳י‎s word Numbers 11:23 (JE), indefinite Genesis 42:29 (J) Isaiah 41:22 (absolute) Esther 4:7; 6:13; Daniel 10:14 (ל‎ person); אֶתכֻּֿלָּם יִק וָפֶגַע ׳עֵתEcclesiastes 9:11; subject מִקְרֶה2:14; compare 2:15.

Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular נִקְרָהExodus 3:18; 1singular נִקְרֵיתִי2 Samuel 1:6; Imperfect3masculine singular יִקָּרֶהNumbers 23:3, וַיִּקָּר23:4, 16; 1singular אִקָּרֶה23:15; —

1 encounter, meet without pre-arrangement, usually of ׳י‎ (God): with עַל‎ person Exodus 3:18 (J), אֶל‎ Pers. Numbers 23:4, 16 ׳יִקּ ׳י לִקְרָתִי‎ v3 (all J E); object ׳י‎ (om) v15.

2 chance to be present, ב‎ location, 2 Samuel 1:6 (+Infinitiveabs נִקְרֹא‎).

Hiph`il 1. of ׳יcause ( the right thing good fortune) to occur, with לִפְנֵיPerfect3masculine singularהִקְרָהGenesis 27:20 Imperative masculine singular הַקְרֵה24:12 (both J).

2 of Isrel, Perfect2masculine plural cones עָרִים לָכָם וְהִקְרִיתֶםNumbers 35:11 ye shall (caus cities to occur rightly for yourselves, i.e.) select cities as suitable.

[קָרָה‎] verb denominative Pi`el lay the beams of, furnish with beams; — with accusative of the building: Perfect3plural suffix קֵרוּהוּNehemiah 3:3, 6; Infinitive construct לְקָרוֺת2:8; 2 Chronicles 34:11; Participle הַמְּקָרֶהPsalm 104:3 (figurative).