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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #176 - אוֹ

'ô, 'av
o, av  
Word Origin
presumed to be the "constructive" or genitival form of 'av {av}
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) or, rather

1a) implying that the latter choice is preferred

1b) or if, introducing an example to be seen under a particular principle

1c) (in series) either...or, whether...or

1d) if perchance

1e) except, or else

2) whether, not the least, if, otherwise, also, and, then

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (21) NAS (308) HCS (265)
Genesis 4
Exodus 3
Leviticus 5
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 2
Ezekiel 1
Genesis 6
Exodus 25
Leviticus 71
Numbers 30
Deuteronomy 24
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Chronicles 1
Job 12
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 5
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Malachi 2
Genesis 4
Exodus 29
Leviticus 106
Numbers 38
Deuteronomy 30
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Chronicles 1
Job 9
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 5
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 3
Amos 1
Malachi 2
P-c 19
P-c 20
P-c 19

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 Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אוֺ320 , , ),

conjunction or (whether aut or vel).

1 Genesis 24:49; Genesis 31:43; Exodus 4:11; Song of Solomon 2:9; Leviticus 13:24; Numbers 5:30 + often (especially in laws); sometimes implying a preference, nearly = or rather Genesis 24:55 יָמִים אוֺ עָשׂוֺר a few days or ten Judges 18:19; 1 Samuel 29:3. Prefixed to the first as well as to the second alternative (rare) either ( whether) ... or Leviticus 5:1; Leviticus 13:48,51; = or, if not Ezekiel 21:15 (si vera lectio) Ke Malachi 2:17; Job 16:3; Job 22:11.

2 introducing a sentence, especially a particular case under a General principle, or = or if Exodus 21:31 ׳אוֺבֵֿן יִגַּח וג or if he gore a Song of Solomon , etc. Exodus 21:36; Leviticus 4:23,28 (see Di) Leviticus 5:21; Leviticus 5:22; Leviticus 25:49b; Numbers 5:14; 2 Samuel 18:13 or if I had dealt falsely against his life, then, etc., Ezekiel 14:17,19 or if I send, etc.

3 if perchance, 1 Samuel 20:10 if perchance thy father answer thee with something hard, Leviticus 26:41.

4 once, with the jussive (as in Arabic with the subjunctive see Dr§ 175) = except: Isaiah 27:5 I would burn them together, אוֺ יַחֲזֵק בְּמָעֻזִּי or else let him take hold (= except he take hold) of my strong-hold, etc.

אוּ Proverbs 31:4 Kt, see [אַי].

[אַו] noun masculine construct אוֺ, Kt Proverbs 31:4 desire, so Thes MV; but < Qr אֵי q. v.

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List of Word Forms
א֕וֹ א֖וֹ א֚וֹ א֛וֹ א֠וֹ א֡וֹ א֣וֹ א֣וֹ ׀ א֤וֹ א֥וֹ א֧וֹ א֨וֹ אֵ֣י אֽוֹ־ או אוֹ֩ אוֹ֮ אוֹ־ או־ אי ’ê ’ōw ’ōw- Ei o ov
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