Word Summary
rakal: probably to go about
Original Word: רָכַל
Transliteration: rakal
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-kal')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: probably to go about
Meaning: to travel for, trading
Strong's Concordance
spice merchant

A primitive root; to travel for trading -- (spice) merchant.


H7402. rakal

[רָכַל‎] verb probably go about, from one to another (for trade or gossip) (? connected with רגל‎; compare Arabic kick a horse, to make him go [? properly use the foot, compare ?]; Late Hebrew רוֺכֵל‎, Aramaic רוֺכְלָא‎, trader, Late Hebrew רְכִילוּתslander [compare calumniator, from go about, Qor 2:19 and elsewhere]); —

Qal Participle רוֺכֵלSong of Solomon 3:6; feminine singular construct רֹכֶ֫לֶתEzekiel 27:3, suffix רֹכַלְתֵךְ27:20; 27:23; masculine plural רֹכְלִים1 Kings 10:15 +, etc.; — as substantive = trafficker, trader: usually plural, Nahum 3:16; Ezekiel 17:4 (ר ׳עִיר‎), 27:13, 15, 17, 22 (twice in verse); 27:23a (< strike out Toy Krae), 27:24; Nehemiah 3:31-32, 13:20 ( + כָלמִֿמְכָּר מֹרֵי‎); הָר ׳מִסְחַר1 Kings 10:15 (text dubious; compare ׳מ‎ p.695); singular figurative of Tyre, רַכִּים אֶלאִֿיִּים הָעַמִּים רֹכֶלֶתEzekiel 27:8, of a people 27:20; 27:23b (plural MezHarran 34 Krae, see also כִּלְמֶד‎); singular of person only רוֺכֵל אַבְקַתSong of Solomon 3:6.