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Entry for Strong's #8378 - תַּאֲוָה

Word Origin
from (0183) (abbrev)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) desire

1a) desire, wish, longings of one’s heart

1a1) lust, appetite, covetousness (bad sense)

1b) thing desired, object of desire

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 701 ‑ ἀρεστός (ar‑es‑tos');  1939 ‑ ἐπιθυμία (ep‑ee‑thoo‑mee'‑ah);  2129 ‑ εὐλογία (yoo‑log‑ee'‑ah);  2590 ‑ καρπός (kar‑pos');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (20) NAS (20) HCS (20)
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Proverbs 8
Isaiah 1
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Proverbs 7
Isaiah 1
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Proverbs 8
Isaiah 1
n-cfs 6
n-cfsc 4
n-cfs 8
n-cfsc 9
n-cfs 8
n-cfsc 9

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
 תַּאֲוָה noun feminine desire — absolute Genesis 3:6 +; construct תַּאֲוַת Psalm 10:3 + etc.; — desire, wish Proverbs 13:12,19; Proverbs 18:1; of physical appetite, longing for dainty food מַאֲכַל׳ת Job 33:20; distinctly good sense Psalm 10:17; Psalm 38:10; Proverbs 11:23; Proverbs 19:22 (? compare below) Isaiah 26:8 (נָֿ֑פֶשׁ׳לְשִׁמְךָ וּלְזִכְרְךָ ת); bad sense, lust, appetite, covetousness Psalm 10:3 (׳תנַפְשׁוֺ) Psalm 112:10; Proverbs 21:25,26 (as accusative of cognate meaning); particularly of longing for dainties of Egypt Numbers 11:4; Psalm 106:14 (both accusative of cognate meaning) Psalm 78:30 & in

proper name given to place where it occurred קִבְרוֺת הַתַּאֲוָה (q. v.) Numbers 11:34,35; Numbers 33:16,17; Deuteronomy 9:22.

2 thing desired, in good sense Proverbs 10:24; bad sense Psalm 78:29 so לִבּוֺ׳ת Psalm 21:3; thing desirable (to senses) Genesis 3:6 (לְעֵינַיִם׳ת); perhaps also Proverbs 19:22 the ornament of a man is his kindness (Ra Ki, etc. but compare above)

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List of Word Forms
וְ֝תַֽאֲוָתָ֗ם וְתַאֲוַ֖ת ותאות ותאותם לְֽ֭תַאֲוָה לתאוה מִתַּאֲוָתָ֑ם מתאותם תְּאַוֶּ֖ה תַ֭אֲוָה תַּאֲוַ֖ת תַּאֲוַ֣ת תַּאֲוַ֬ת תַּאֲוַת־ תַּאֲוָ֑ה תַּאֲוָ֣ה תַּאֲוָ֥ה תַּאֲוָֽה׃ תַּאֲוָתִ֑י תַֽאֲוָה־ תַאֲוָ֑ה תאוה תאוה־ תאוה׃ תאות תאות־ תאותי lə·ṯa·’ă·wāh ləṯa’ăwāh Letaavah mit·ta·’ă·wā·ṯām mitta’ăwāṯām mittaavaTam ta’ăwāh ṯa’ăwāh ṯa’ăwāh- ta’ăwaṯ ta’ăwaṯ- ta’ăwāṯî ta·’ă·wā·ṯî ta·’ă·wāh ṯa·’ă·wāh ṯa·’ă·wāh- ta·’ă·waṯ ta·’ă·waṯ- taavah taaVat taavaTi tə’awweh tə·’aw·weh teavVeh vetaaVat vetaavaTam wə·ṯa·’ă·wā·ṯām wə·ṯa·’ă·waṯ wəṯa’ăwaṯ wəṯa’ăwāṯām
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