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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #176 - אוֹ
1) or, rather
1a) implying that the latter choice is preferred
1b) or if, introducing an example to be seen under a particular principle
1c) (in series) either...or, whether...or
1d) if perchance
1e) except, or else
2) whether, not the least, if, otherwise, also, and, then
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)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12