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Strong's #185 - אַוָּה

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H183)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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1) desire, lust, will (not necessarily evil)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 93 ‑ ἀδικία (ad‑ee‑kee'‑ah);  1939 ‑ ἐπιθυμία (ep‑ee‑thoo‑mee'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Hosea 1
NAS (6)
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Hosea 1
HCS (7)
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Hosea 1
BSB (7)
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Hosea 1
ESV (6)
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Hosea 1
WEB (9)
Deuteronomy 6
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Hosea 1
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)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אַוָּה] noun feminine desire — construct אַוַּת Deuteronomy 12:15 5t.; suffix אַוָּתִי Hosea 10:10 desire, will, usually followed by נֶפֶשׁ; of natural human desire (morally indifferent), for meat Deuteronomy 12:15,20,21; of longing for sanctuary Deuteronomy 18:6; of royal good pleasure 1 Samuel 23:20; without נֶפֶשׁ, of wild-ass Jeremiah 2:24; of divine will Hosea 10:10.

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

אַוָּה f. (from the root אָוָה No. I, 2).

(1)  desire, lust; used of desire of food, Deuteronomy 12:15, 20 Deuteronomy 12:20, 21 Deuteronomy 12:21, 18:6 of sexual desire, Jeremiah 2:24.

(2) pleasure, will, 1 Samuel 23:20. Always applied to the soul (נֶפֶשׁ), except Hosea 10:10.

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List of Word Forms
אַוַּ֣ת אַוַּ֥ת אַוַּ֨ת אות בְּאַוַּ֤ת בְּאַוָּתִ֖י באות באותי ’aw·waṯ ’awwaṯ avVat bə’awwaṯ bə’awwāṯî bə·’aw·wā·ṯî bə·’aw·waṯ beavVat beavvaTi
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