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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #344 - אַיָּה
1) hawk, falcon, kite
1005) ea (אה AH) AC: Sigh CO: Sigher AB: Where: The pictograph a represents strength of the ox. The e is one looking at a great sight and sighing. Combined they mean "a strong sigh". This can be a sigh when searching as when the ox snorts when desiring food. This root is closely related to ae. (eng: ah; woe)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אַיָּה f. (for אַוְיָה, from the root אָוָה No. II.), prop. cry, clamour, hence
(1) some unclean clamourous bird of prey, Leviticus 11:14, Deuteronomy 14:13, to which very great acuteness of sight is attributed. Job 28:7. LXX. and Vulg. sometimes render it vulture, sometimes kite. Nor is the opinion of Bochart improbable (Hieroz. ii. p.193, seq.) that it is a kind of falcon, called by the Arabs يويو [“i.e. falco œsalon”] now called smirle, emerillon [Eng. merlin]. However, the Hebrew word may perhaps be more comprehensive, and include all the hawk or falcon tribe, whence Lev. and Deu. locc. citt. there is added לְמִינָהּ.
(2) [Ajah, Aiah], pr.n. m.
(a) Genesis 36:24.
(b) 2 Samuel 3:7, 21:8.
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34