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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #35 - אֲבִיּוֹנָה
1) caper-berry — of stimulating desire
1033) ib (בי BY) AC: Need CO: Empty AB: Sorrow: The pictograph b , a picture of the house represents what is inside. The i is the hand. When combined these mean "inside the hand". An empty hand desiring to be filled. This root is closely related to aband eb.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֲבִיּוֹנָה f., prop. appetite, desire (from the root אָבָה No. 1), hence the caper berry, which is said to stimulate both appetite and sexual desire (Plut. Quæst. Symp. vi. 2; Plin. N. H. xiii. 23; xx. 15), Ecclesiastes 12:5. It is rendered caper by the LXX., Vulg., Syr. The Rabbies use the the pl. אֶבְיוֹנִין as denoting not only capers, but also the small fruits of trees, as myrtles, olives, etc.
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