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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #188 - אוֹי

Transliteration:
'ôy
Phonetics:
o'-ee  
Word Origin:
probably from (0183) (in the sense of crying out after)
Parts of Speech:
Interjection
TWOT:
42
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) woe! alas! oh!

1a) passionate cry of grief or despair

Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (24)NAS (23)HCS (24)
Numbers2
1 Samuel2
Proverbs1
Isaiah4
Jeremiah8
Lamentations1
Ezekiel3
Hosea2
Numbers2
1 Samuel2
Isaiah4
Jeremiah8
Lamentations1
Ezekiel3
Hosea2
Numbers2
1 Samuel2
Proverbs1
Isaiah4
Jeremiah8
Lamentations1
Ezekiel4
Hosea2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1006) fa (או AW) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Desire: The pictograph f , replacing the e , is a peg representing the idea of attaching something. This root has the idea of adding something out of desire. This root is closely related to the root ea. (eng: or - with an added r)

A) fa (או AW) AC: Desire CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) fa (או AW) - Or: An alternative or optional desire. KJV (21): also, and, desire, either, least, nor, or, otherwise, should, then, whether - Strongs: H176 (אוֹ)

Nf1) efa (אוה AWH) - Desire: What is good or bad, that is desired. KJV (7): desire, lust after, pleasure - Strongs: H185 (אַוָּה)

fm) ifa (אוי AWY) - Oh: A passionate cry of desire. KJV (24): woe, alas - Strongs: H188 (אוֹי)

ff1) eifa (אויה AWYH) - Woe: A passionate cry of desire. KJV (1): woe - Strongs: H190 (אוֹיָה)

afm) ifam (מאוי MAWY) - Desire: What is desired. KJV (1): desires - Strongs: H3970 (מַאֲוִיִּים)

H) efa (אוה AWH) AC: Point CO: ? AB: ?

V) efa (אוה AWH) - Point: To point out what is desired. KJV (1): (vf: Hitpael) point - Strongs: H184 (אָוָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אוֺי interjection (onomatopoetic; compare , ) woe! an impassioned expression of grief and despair: usually with dative אוֺי לִי Isaiah 6:5 woe to me! for I am undone, so Isaiah 24:16; Jeremiah 10:19; Jeremiah 15:10; אוֺי לָנוּ woe to us! 1 Samuel 4:7,8; Jeremiah 4:13; Jeremiah 6:4; אוֺינָֿא לִי Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 45:3; אוֺינָֿא לָנוּ Lamentations 5:16. With the 2nd or 3rd person often implying a denunciation; אוֺילְֿךָמוֺאָב Numbers 21:29 (= Jeremiah 48:46) Jeremiah 13:27; Ezekiel 16:23 repeated אוֺי אוֺי לָח; Isaiah 3:9 אוֺי לְנַפְשָׁם Isaiah 3:11; Hosea 7:13; Hosea 9:12 ("" שֹׁד לָהֶם). With a voc. (or implicit accusative) Ezekiel 24:6,9 אוֺי עִיר הַדָּמִים; absolute Numbers 24:23. Used as a substantive Proverbs 23:29 לְמִי אוֺי ("" לְמִי אֲבוֺי).

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Gesenius Definition

אוֹי (comp. אָוָה No.II).

(1) subst. lamentation; Proverbs 23:29, לְמִי אוֹי לְמִי אֲבוֹי “who hath lamentation, who hath misery?” [“want”].

(2) interj.

(a) of lamentation, alas! with a dat. 1 Samuel 4:8; Isaiah 3:9, 6:5 rarely with an acc. Ezekiel 24:6, Ezekiel 24:9 and absol. Numbers 24:23.

(b) of threatening and imprecating, Numbers 21:29. Cognate is הוֹי.

List of Word Forms
א֕וֹי א֖וֹי א֣וֹי א֤וֹי א֥וֹי אֽוֹי־ אוֹי֮ אוֹי־ אוי אוי־ ’ō·w ’ō·w- ’ōw ’ōw- o

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