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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #185 - אַוָּה
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
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.
the Fourth Week after Epiphany