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Entry for Strong's #183 - אָוָה

Transliteration
'âvâh
Phonetics
aw-vaw'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
40
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) desire, incline, covet, wait longingly, wish, sigh, want, be greedy, prefer

1a) (Piel) to desire, crave (food and drink)

1b) (Hithpael) to desire, long for, lust after (of bodily appetites)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1938 ‑ ἐπιθυμητής (ep‑ee‑thoo‑may‑tace');  1939 ‑ ἐπιθυμία (ep‑ee‑thoo‑mee'‑ah);  1937 ‑ ἐπιθυμέω (ep‑ee‑thoo‑meh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (26) NAS (22) HCS (26)
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 1
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 1
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 1
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
BYZ TIS TR
v-pi3fs 4
v-pp3fs 3
v-tPmp 1
v-ti2ms 1
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3ms 1
v-tw3ms 1
v-pi3fs 4
v-pp3fs 3
v-tPmp 1
v-tPms 1
v-ti2ms 1
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3ms 1
v-tw3ms 1
v-pi3fs 4
v-pp3fs 3
v-tPmp 1
v-tPms 1
v-ti2ms 1
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3ms 1
v-tw3ms 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1005) ea (אה AH) AC: Sigh CO: Sigher AB: Where: The pictograph a represents strength of the ox. The e is one looking at a great sight and sighing. Combined they mean "a strong sigh". This can be a sigh when searching as when the ox snorts when desiring food. This root is closely related to ae. (eng: ah; woe)

A) ea (אה AH) AC: Sigh CO: ? AB: ?: The howling of one searching.

Nm) ea (אה AH) - Ah: The sigh of one in exclamation out of a desire. [df: xa ya] KJV (4): ah, alas, woe - Strongs: H253 (אָח), H337 (אִי), H338 (אִי)

B) eea (אהה AHH) AC: Sigh CO: ? AB: ?: A screaming out of pain.

Nm) eea (אהה AHH) - Ah: KJV (15): ah, alas - Strongs: H162 (אֲהָהּ)

D) eai (יאה YAH) AC: Desire CO: ? AB: ?: Rightful ownership of what is desired.

V) eai (יאה YAH) - Belong: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) appertain - Strongs: H2969 (יָאָה)

J) efa (אוה AWH) AC: Sigh CO: ? AB: Desire: A sigh out of a desire.

V) efa (אוה AWH) - Desire: KJV (26): (vf: Hitpael, Piel) desire, longing, covet, lust, point out - Strongs: H183 (אָוָה)

if1) efat (תאוה TAWH) - Desire: What is good or bad, that is desired. KJV (20): desire, lust, greedily - Strongs: H8378 (תַּאֲוָה)

M) eia (איה AYH) AC: ? CO: Hawk AB: ?: A bird that flies high searching for food and screeches as a loud sigh.

Nf) eia (איה AYH) - Hawk: KJV (3): kite, vulture - Strongs: H344 (אַיָּה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אָוָה] verb incline, desire (compare Stem 2).

Pi`el Perfect אִוָּה Psalm 132:13; אִוְּתָה Micah 7:1 +, etc.; Imperfect 3 feminine singular תְּאַוֶּה Deuteronomy 12:20 4t. — desire subject usually נֶפֶשׁ, object fruit Micah 7:1 (in metaphor); flesh (to eat) 1 Samuel 2:16, compare Deuteronomy 12:20 (followed by infinitive לֶאֱכֹל בָּשָׂר); food & drink Deuteronomy 14:26; of king desiring rule, וּמָלַכְתָּ בְּכֹלאֲשֶׁרתְּֿאַוֶּה נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ 2 Samuel 3:21; 1 Kings 11:37; object evil (רַע) Proverbs 21:10; once object ׳י Isaiah 26:9 נַפְשִׁי אִוִּיתִךָ בַּלַּיְלָה; of God וְנַפְשׁוֺ אִוְּתָה וַיַּעַשׂ Job 23:13; as desiring Zion for dwelling-place (late, only cases without נפשׁ) Psalm 132:13; Psalm 132:14;

Hithpa`el Perfect הִתְאַוָּת Proverbs 21:26; הִתְאַוֵּיתִי Jeremiah 17:16; הִתְאַוּוּ Numbers 11:4; וְהִתְאַוִּיתֶם Numbers 34:10; Imperfect יִתְאַוֶּה Ecclesiastes 6:2; וַיִּתְאַוֶּה 2 Samuel 23:15; with apocope וְיִתְאַו Psalm 45:12, וַיִּתְאַו 1 Chronicles 11:17, etc. — Participle feminine singular מִתְאַוָּה Proverbs 13:4; masculine plural מִתְאַוִּים Amos 5:18; Numbers 11:34 desire, long for, lust after, of bodily appetites; for dainty food Numbers 11:4 (E; followed by accusative of cognate meaning) = Psalm 106:14; Numbers 11:34 (E); followed by ל Proverbs 23:3,6 compare Ecclesiastes 6:2 (followed by accusative), see also Proverbs 13:4 (absolute, subject נֶפֶשׁ); absolute of extreme thirst 2 Samuel 23:15 = 1 Chronicles 11:17; of king desiring the beauty (יֳפִי) of princess Psalm 45:12 (followed by accusative); of covetous man Proverbs 21:26 (followed by accusative of cognate meaning); object בֵּית רֵעֲךָ Deuteronomy 5:18 ("" חמד); followed by infinitive Proverbs 24:1 (of desiring evil companionship); object ׳יוֺם י Amos 5:18 (accusative; of presumptuous, reckless longing) compare Jeremiah 17:16. ( Numbers 34:7,8 for תְּתָאוּ — Pi`el of תאה — Di proposes תִּתְאַוֻּ, & queries whether this & הִתְאַוִּיתֶם Numbers 34:10 are not from אוה, = desire for yourselves.)

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List of Word Forms
אִ֝וָּ֗הּ אִוְּתָ֣ה אִוְּתָ֥ה אִוְּתָה־ אִוִּיתִ֙יךָ֙ אִוִּתִֽיהָ׃ אוה אויתיך אותה אותה־ אותיה׃ הִתְאַוֵּ֖יתִי הִתְאַוָּ֣ה הִתְאַוּ֖וּ הַמִּתְאַוִּ֖ים הַמִּתְאַוִּֽים׃ המתאוים המתאוים׃ התאוה התאוו התאויתי וְיִתְאָ֣ו וַיִּתְאַוֶּ֥ה וַיִּתְאַוּ֣וּ וַיִּתְאָ֥יו ויתאו ויתאוה ויתאוו ויתאיו יִתְאַוֶּ֗ה יתאוה מִתְאַוָּ֣ה מתאוה תְּאַוֶּ֖ה תְּאַוֶּ֨ה תְאַוֶּ֥ה תִּ֭תְאָו תִתְאַוֶּ֜ה תִּ֝תְאָ֗יו תאוה תתאו תתאוה תתאיו ’iw·wāh ’iw·wə·ṯāh ’iw·wə·ṯāh- ’iw·wi·ṯî·hā ’iw·wî·ṯî·ḵā ’iwwāh ’iwwəṯāh ’iwwəṯāh- ’iwwiṯîhā ’iwwîṯîḵā ham·miṯ·’aw·wîm hammiṯ’awwîm hammitavVim hiṯ’awwāh hiṯ’awwêṯî hiṯ’awwū hiṯ·’aw·wāh hiṯ·’aw·wê·ṯî hiṯ·’aw·wū hitavVah hitavVeiti hitavVu ivVah ivveTah ivviTicha ivviTiha miṯ’awwāh miṯ·’aw·wāh mitavVah tə’awweh ṯə’awweh tə·’aw·weh ṯə·’aw·weh teavVeh tiṯ’āw ṯiṯ’awweh tiṯ·’āw ṯiṯ·’aw·weh titAv titavVeh tito vaiyitAv vaiyitavVeh vaiyitavVu veyitAv way·yiṯ·’āw way·yiṯ·’aw·weh way·yiṯ·’aw·wū wayyiṯ’āw wayyiṯ’awweh wayyiṯ’awwū wə·yiṯ·’āw wəyiṯ’āw yiṯ’awweh yiṯ·’aw·weh yitavVeh
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