4469. rhaka
Strong's Concordance
rhaka: empty (an expression of contempt)
Original Word: ῥακά
Part of Speech: Aramaic Transliterated Word (Indeclinable)
Transliteration: rhaka
Phonetic Spelling: (rhak-ah')
Definition: empty (an expression of contempt)
Usage: empty, foolish.
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4469 rhaká (apparently related to the Aramaic term rōq, "empty") – properly, empty-headed. This term expressed contempt for a man's head, viewing him as stupid (without sense) – i.e. a "numbskull" who acts presumptuously and thoughtlessly (TDNT).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Aramaic origin reqam
empty (an expression of contempt)
NASB Translation
good-for-nothing (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4469: ῤακά

ῤακά (Tdf. ῤαχά; (the better accentuation seems to be ῤακά; cf. Kautzsch, Gram. d. Biblical-Aram., p. 8)), an Aramaic word רֵיקָא (but according to Kautzsch (as above), p. 10) not the stative emphatic of רֵיק, but shortened from רֵיקָן (Hebrew רִיק), empty, i. e. a senseless, empty-headed man, a term of reproach used by the Jews in the time of Christ (B. D., under the word ; Wünsche, Erläuterung as above with, p. 47): Matthew 5:22.

STRONGS NT 4469: ῤαχά [ῤαχά, see ῤακά.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Chaldee origin (compare reyq); O empty one, i.e. Thou worthless (as a term of utter vilification) -- Raca.

see HEBREW reyq

Forms and Transliterations
Ρακα ρακά Ῥακά Raka Rhaka Rhaká
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:22 Aram
GRK: ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ Ῥακά ἔνοχος ἔσται
NAS: to his brother, You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty
KJV: brother, Raca, shall be
INT: brother of him Raca liable will be

Strong's Greek 4469
1 Occurrence

Ῥακά — 1 Occ.

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