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Raca Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
foolish| empty; Hebrew word of contempt (Linddell+Scott)
Raca Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A term of reproach used by the Jews of our Savior's time, meaning "worthless."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\ra"ca\ (rā"k&adot;), a. [gr. &?;, from chaldee rēkā.] a term of reproach used by the jews of our savior's time, meaning "worthless." whosoever shall say to his brother, raca, shall be in danger of the council. v. 22.
vain, empty, worthless, only found in matt. 5:22. the jews used it as a word of contempt. it is derived from a root meaning "to spit."
worthless; good-for-nothing

Raca Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
For the borough of the town of Bratislava, see Raca (Bratislava). For the village in Slovenia, see Raca, Domžale.

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Raca or RACA can refer to:
  • Raca, a Biblical term of Aramaic origin used in Matthew 5:22. See Aramaic of Jesus or Expounding of the Law. Its meaning is "worthless", "vain", "empty". Is a word of contempt towards an object that is depised.
  • Raca, a town and municipality in Serbia
  • Raca (river), river in Serbia
  • Raca, Bratislava, borough of Bratislava, Slovakia
  • RACA, the Royal Automobile Club of Australia
  • Raca (Loré), a village in East Timor
  • Raça, a village and suco in East Timor
  • RACA, Rural America Contemporary Art, a rural America arts advocacy organization

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Râca is a commune in Arges County, in southern central Romania. It is composed of three villages: Adunati, Bucov and Râca. These were part of Popesti Commune until 2003, when they were split off.

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The Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) is an Australian motoring organisation, which has also incorporated the Australian Imperial Services Club since 1987.

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Raca Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
vain, empty, worthless, only found in Matt. 5:22. The Jews used it as a word of contempt. It is derived from a root meaning "to spit."
Smith's Bible Dictionary

a term of reproach derived from the Chaldee reka, worthless. ("Raca denotes a certain looseness of life and manners, while 'fool,' in the same passage, means a downright wicked and reprobate person.") (Matthew 5:22)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
worthless; good-for-nothing
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About