Word Summary
taqa: to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast
Original Word: תָּקַע
Transliteration: taqa
Phonetic Spelling: (taw-kah')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast
Meaning: to clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman
Strong's Concordance
blow a trumpet, cast, clap, fasten, pitch tent, smite, sound, strike,

A primitive root; to clatter, i.e. Slap (the hands together), clang (an instrument); by analogy, to drive (a nail or tent-pin, a dart, etc.); by implication, to become bondsman by handclasping) -- blow ((a trumpet)), cast, clap, fasten, pitch (tent), smite, sound, strike, X suretiship, thrust.


H8628. taqa

תָּקַעverb thrust, clap, give a blow, blast (Late Hebrew id.; Jewish-Aramaic תְּקַעstrike, blow horn; Ethiopic blow trumpet); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳תGenesis 31:25 +, 1 singular וְתָקַעְתִּ֫יJeremiah 7:18, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular תִּקְעוּ‎ Jeremiah 3:37 +, suffix וַיִּתְקָעֵהוּExodus 10:19, etc.; Imperative masculine plural תִּקְעוּHosea 5:8 +; Infinitive absolute תָּקוֺעַJoshua 6:9, 13; construct לִתְקוֺעַJudges 7:12, ׳כִּתIsaiah 18:3; Participle active תִּקֵעַProverbs 17:18 +, ect.; passive feminine תְּקוּעָהIsaiah 22:25; —

1 thrust, drive, weapon (accusative) into (ב‎) a person Judges 3:21; 4:21; 2 Samuel 18:14, peg into (ב‎) something Isaiah 22:23, 25 (compare Judges 4:21); hence pitch a tent (accusative), i.e. drive its pegs: Genesis 31:25 a Jeremiah 6:3 ( + עַל‎ against, in figure), accusative omitted Genesis 31:25b; thrust, drive, beat (strands of hair together) בַּיָּחֵדJudges 16:4, insert a; so 16:13 (so ᵐ5‎; compare GFMComm. and PAOS Oct, 1889, 176 ff.); thrust, drive locusts seaward (ה‎ locative), Exodus 10:19 (J); compare ׳ת בְּ1 Samuel 31:10 of fastening bodies to wall, and similarly 1 Chronicles 10:10 (but read in both הוֺקִיעוּ‎ √ יקע‎ Lag We Dr and modern).

2 give a blast, blow (German 'stossen'), with ב‎ of instrument (usually horn or clarion) Joshua 6:4, 8, 9, 13 (twice in verse); 6:16, 20 (JE), Judges 3:27; 6:34; 7:18 (twice in verse); 7:19-20, 14t., + Numbers 10:3-4, 8, 10 (P; see חֲצֹצְרָה‎), also Ezekiel 7:14 (see תָּקוֺעַ‎ below); ׳ת‎ alone Judges 7:20; Numbers 10:7 (P; opposed to חֵרִיעַsound an alarm), with accusative תְּרוּעָה10:5; 10:6; 10:6 (P; see חֲצֹצְרָה‎); with accusative of instrument Judges 7:22; Hosea 5:8; Isaiah 18:3; Jeremiah 4:5; 6:1; 51:27; Joel 2:1, 15; Psalm 81:4, + תקעוJoshua 6:9 (Kt; Qr תֹּקְעֵי‎).

3 strike, clap hands; in triumph, ׳ת עָלֶיךָ כַּףNahum 3:19, ׳ת כָ֑ףPsalm 47:2; also (late) of gesture ratifying a bargain, specifically pledging oneself to become surety, only Proverbs (all "" עַרַב‎): ׳ת כַּמֶּיךָ לַזָּרProverbs 17:18; 22:26; absolute 11:15.

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular

1 שׁוֺפָר יִתָּקַעAmos 3:6 if a horn be blown, compare ׳יִתּ ׳בְּשׁIsaiah 27:13 it shall be blown (a blast shall be given) on a horn.

2 ׃ יִתֵָּקעַ לְיָדִי מִיהֿוּאJob 17:3 who is there that will strike himself (i.e. pledge himself) into my hand ?