Raqia – רָקִ֖יעַ

Firmament:  רָקִ֖יעַ raqia

  • רָקִ֖עַ ] to stamp with the feet. – II. to stamp, tread down, 2 Sa. 22. 43. – III. to stretch, spread out, expand. Pi. I. to beat into thin plates. – II. to cover with metallic plates, Is. 40. 19. Pu. part. beaten or spread into plates, Je. 10. 9. Hiph. to stretch out, expand, Job 37. 18.
  • רָקִ֖יעַ m. d. 3 a, the expanse. Vulg. firmamentum.
  • m. pl. plates of metal. Nu. 17. 3.
  • (for the people is spread abroad)
  • pr. name of a town in Judea, 1 Ch. 2. 44.

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