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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #02332 - חַוָּה

Word Origin
causatively from (02331)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Eve = “life” or “living”

1) the first woman, wife of Adam

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Genesis 2
Genesis 2
Genesis 2
n-p 2
n-p 1
n-p 1

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. חַוָּה proper name, feminine ( life, see Di Genesis 3:20; > We Prol. 1886,322; Skizzen iii. 217 after Nö who suggests serpent as possible meaning, compare Arabic ; but RS K 177 'mother of every µayy,' see II. חַי below חיה) — Genesis 3:20 and the man called his wife חַוָּ֑ה, because she was אֵם כָּלחָֽֿי׃; compare אִשְׁתּוֺ׳ח Genesis 4:1 (both J). — II. חַוָּה village, see below below II. חוה.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חַוָּה i.q. חַיָּה (from the root חָוָה = חָיָה, comp. הַוָּה and הַיָּה), f.

(1) life. Hence [Eve], pr.n. of the first woman, as being the mother of all living (אֵם כָּל־חַי), Genesis 3:20, 4:1. LXX. Εὔα (comp. חִוִּי, Εὐαῖος ). Vulg. Heva.

(2) i.q. חַיָּה No. 2, Arab. حَىُّ a family, a tribe, especially of Nomades, hence a village of Nomades, a village [“prop. place where one lives, dwells, so Germ. leben in pr.n. Eisleben, Afchersleben”], (as on the contrary אֹהֶל, أَهْلُ properly a tent, hence a family, men), Numbers 32:41; Deuteronomy 3:14; Joshua 13:30; Judges 10:4; 1 Kings 4:13. Another etymology has commonly been sought from Arab. حوى to collect, to gather together, V. to roll oneself in a circle; which is altogether needless.

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List of Word Forms
חַוָּ֑ה חַוָּ֣ה חוה chavVah ḥaw·wāh ḥawwāh
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