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Strong's #158 - אַהַב

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H157)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) loves, amours (only in plural)

2) (TWOT) love

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
NAS (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
CSB (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
BSB (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
ESV (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
WEB (2)
Proverbs 1
Hosea 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1094) be (הב HB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: Love: The pictograph e represents one who is looking at a great sight with his hands raised as when saying behold. The b is a representation of the tent or house. Combined these pictures mean "look toward the house" or "provide for the family". One does not choose the household which one is born into, including tribe, parents, children and wife (as marriages were often arranged by the father) , it is a gift from God. These gifts are seen as a privilege and are to be cherished and protected. (eng: have - as given)

A) be (הב HB) AC: ? CO: Gift AB: ?

lm ) bebe (הבהב HBHB) - Gift: KJV (1): offering - Strongs: H1890 (הַבְהַב)

C) bea (אהב AHB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Love: The expressions and actions toward the family, which one was privileged with.

V) bea (אהב AHB) - Love: KJV (208): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel, Participle) love, lover, friend, beloved, like, lovely, loving - Strongs: H157 (אַהֵב)

Nm) bea (אהב AHB) - Beloved: One who is loved. KJV (2): lover, loving - Strongs: H158 (אַהַב)

Nf1) ebea (אהבה AHBH) - Love: KJV (40): love - Strongs: H160 (אַהֲבָה)

gm) befa (אוהב AWHB) - Love: KJV (1): loves - Strongs: H159 (אֹהַב)

L) bei (יהב YHB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: ?: A giving of someone or something to one who is deserving or to be privileged.

V) bei (יהב YHB) - Give: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (62): (vf: Paal) give, go, bring, ascribe, come, set, take, delivered, laid, paid, prolonged, yielded - Strongs: H3051 (יָהַב), H3052 (יְהַב)

Nm) bei (יהב YHB) - Burden: A heavy gift that is difficult to bear. KJV (1): burden - Strongs: H3053 (יְהָב)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אַ֫הַב] noun [masculine] love only pluralאֲהָבִים, loves, amours; bad sense Hosea 8:9, but ׳אַיֶּלֶת א loving hind Proverbs 5:19 (figurative of wife "" יַעֲלַת חֵן).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אַהַב only in pl. אֲהָבִים.

(1)  loves, specially in a bad sense; amours, amourettes, Liebfchaften. Tropically used, of fellowship entered into with foreign [idolatrous] nations, Hosea 8:9.

(2) delight, Proverbs 5:19, אַיֶּלֶת אֲהָבִים “hind of delight,” i.e. most pleasant, most lovely.

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List of Word Forms
אֲהָבִ֗ים אֲהָבִֽים׃ אהבים אהבים׃ ’ă·hā·ḇîm ’ăhāḇîm ahaVim
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