from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Barak, Ehud Born 1942. Israeli politician. He ended a 35-year military career to enter politics, joining the Labor Party in 1995 and serving that year as interior minister, then foreign minister. He served as Israel's prime minister from 1999 to 2001.
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- proper n. The commander of the army of Deborah.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin, often representing a transliteration of a modern Israeli name.
- proper n. A surname, often representing a transliteration of a modern Israeli name.
- proper n. A male given name.
From Hebrew בָּרָק ("lightning"). (Wiktionary)
From Arabic بارك (bārak, "he who is blessed"). Cognate with the biblical name Baruch of Hebrew origin. The usage of the root B-R-K as a male name meaning "blessing" occurs in the Ancient Semitic Sabean (barqac), in Palmyrene (baraq), and in Punic (Barcas, as surname of Hamilcar), and as a Divine name in Assyrian Ramman-Birqu and Gibil-Birqu (Wiktionary)