BDB3742 [H3409]

יָרֵךְ noun feminineNum 5:27 thigh, loin, side, base (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic יַרְכָּא; Zinjirli ירך loin; Assyrian arku, arkâtu, back, rear, hereafter DlHWB 242; Arabic hip) — absolute יָרֵךְ Judg 15:8 + 6 t.; construct יֶ֫רֶךְ Gen 24:9 + 11 t. + 2Sam 3:27 (see below); suffix יְרֵכִי Gen 24:2; Gen 47:29 יְרֵכֵךְ Num 5:21 יְרֵכוֺ Gen 32:26 + 6 t.; יְרֵכָהּ Exod 25:31+ 3 t.; dual יְרֵכַיִם Exod 28:42 suffix יְרֵכַיִךְ Song 7:2

1. thigh,
\ \ a. outside of thigh, where sword was worn, שִׂים חֶרֶב עַליְֿרֵכוֺ Exod 32:27 (E); וַיַחְגֹּר אֹתָהּ עַליֶֿרֶךְ יְמִינוֺ Judg 3:16 and he girded it upon his right thigh, vJudg 3:21; Ps 45:4; Song 3:8 כַּף הַיָּרֵךְ Gen 32:33 hollow of the thigh, Gen 32:26 (twice in verse); Gen 32:33 (all J); חַמּוּקֵי יְרֵכַיִךְ Song 7:2 the roundings of thy thighs; מִמָּתְנַיִם וְעַדיְֿרֵכַיִם Exod 28:42 (P); || בֶּטֶן Num 5:21; Num 5:22; Num 5:27 (P); צֹלֵעַ עַליְֿרֵכוֺ Gen 32:32 (J), limping upon his thigh; סָפַק עַליָֿרֵח Jer 31:19 and (with אֶלֿ) Ezek 21:17, smite upon, thigh, in token of consternation; וַיַּךְ אוֺתָם שׁוֺק עַלֿ יָרֵךְ Judg 15:8 and he smote them, hip upon thigh, a great slaughter.
\ \ b. thigh = loins, as seat of procreative power (RSK. 34; Semitic i, 360 (380)) יֹצְאֵי ירך those proceeding from the loins of any one Gen 46:26; Exod 1:5 (both P), Judg 8:30 hence שִׂים יַד תַּחַת ירך place the hand under thigh, in taking oath Gen 24:2; Gen 24:9 (J), Gen 47:29.
2. side (flank) of altar 2Kgs 16:14; Lev 1:11 (P); of tabernacle Exod 40:22; Exod 40:24; Num 3:29; Num 3:35 (all P); also יֶרֶךְ הַשַּׁעַר (for ᵑ0 ׳תּוֺךְ הַשּׁ) ᵐ5 Th We Dr Bu Kit.
3. base (loins) of candlestick Exod 25:31; Exod 37:17; Num 8:4 (all P).

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