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Entry for Strong's #1942 - הַוָּה

Word Origin
from (01933)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) desire

1a) desire (in bad sense)

2) chasm (figuratively of destruction)

2a) engulfing ruin, destruction, calamity

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 93 ‑ ἀδικία (ad‑ee‑kee'‑ah);  152 ‑ αἰσχύνη (ahee‑skhoo'‑nay);  458 ‑ ἀνομία (an‑om‑ee'‑ah);  763 ‑ ἀσέβεια (as‑eb'‑i‑ah);  3153 ‑ ματαιότης (mat‑ah‑yot'‑ace);  3601 ‑ ὀδύνη (od‑oo'‑nay);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (15) NAS (16) HCS (16)
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 4
Micah 1
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 4
Micah 1
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 4
Micah 1
n-cfp 7
n-cfsc 3
n-cfp 9
n-cfsc 3
n-cfp 9
n-cfsc 3

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1098) fe (הו HW) AC: ? CO: Sigh AB: Disaster: The pictograph e represents one who is looking at a great sight with his hands raised as when saying behold. This root is closely related to ae, eeand ie. (eng: ho)

A) fe (הו HW) AC: ? CO: Sigh AB: Disaster: A moaning sigh from a disaster or evil.

Nm) fe (הו HW) - Woe: KJV (2): alas - Strongs: H1930 (הוֹ)

Nf1) efe (הוה HWH) - Disaster: A wicked or disastrous event. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hyh] KJV (21): calamity, wickedness, perverse, mischief - Strongs: H1942 (הַוָּה), H1943 (הֹוָה), H1962 (הַיָּה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 הַוָּה noun feminine 1. desire;

2 chasm, figurative destruction (compare desire, atmosphere, emptiness, a deep pit, hell (compare below הָוָה); Aramaic gulf, chasm ( Luke 16:26 ᵑ6)) construct הַוַּת Micah 7:3 +, suffix הַוָּתִי Job 6:2 +, plural הַוּוֺת Psalm 5:10 +; — 1 desire (in bad sense) Micah 7:3 דֹּבֵר הַוַּת נַפְשׁוֺ speaketh the desire of his soul, Proverbs 10:3 הַוַּת רְשָׁעִים, Proverbs 11:6 בֹּגְדִים׳ה, Psalm 52:9 יָעֹז בְּהַוָּתוֺ became strong through his (evil) desire (but read rather with ᵑ6ᵑ7 Lag Gr Bi Che Now ׃ בְּהוֺנוֺ "" בְּעָשְׁרוֺ). 2 engulfing ruin, destruction Job 6:2; Qr Job 30:13 (compare Baer's note) הַוָּתִי of Job's great calamity; plural (intensive) הַוּוֺת, especially as wrought, or meditated, by one against another, Psalm 5:10 קִרְבָּם הַוּוֺת their inward part is engulfing ruin (Che), Psalm 38:13 דִּבְּרוּ הַוּוֺת, Psalm 52:4 תַּחֲשֹׁב׳ה לְשׁוֺנְךָ (compare Proverbs 17:4 לְשׁוֺן הַוּוֺת), Proverbs 55:12 בְּקִרְבָּהּ׳ה, Proverbs 57:2׳עַד יַעֲבֹר ה till the storm of ruin (Che) pass by, Proverbs 91:3׳דֶּבֶר ה destructive pestilence, Proverbs 94:20 ׳כִּסֵּא ה the seat (tribunal) of destruction (i.e. which ruins the innocent by injustice), Proverbs 19:13 a foolish son is הַוּוֺת לְאָבָיו, Job 6:30 (compare Job 6:2 above)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

הַוָּה f. verbal of Piel, from הָוָה

(1)  desire, cupidity, from the root No. 2, Proverbs 10:3, הַוַּת רְשָׁעִים יֶהְדֹּף “she casts away the desire of the wicked.” Parall. נֶפֶשׁ צַדִּיק. Comp. אַוָּה. (Arab. هَوًى desire, will), Proverbs 19:13; Job 6:2, 30:13 (in these two latter places the קרי is הַיָּה). [See also No. 2, to which these three passages are also referred; in Thes. they are omitted under No. 1.]

(2) ruin, fall (Arab. هَوْىُ), from the root No. 3. Hence calamity, destruction. Psalms 57:2, עַד־יַעֲבֹר הַוּוֹת “until destruction be past;” Psal. 91:3, דֶּבֶר הַוּוֹת “the destroying pestilence;” Psalms 94:20; Proverbs 19:13; Job 6:2, 30:13. Hence also, destruction which any one brings upon another, injury, mischief, wickedness. Psal. 5:10, קִרְבָּם הַוּוֹת “their inward part is very wickedness;” Psalms 38:13, דִּבְּרוּ הַוּוֹת “they speak of mischiefs;” Psalms 52:4, Psalms 52:9, 55:12 Proverbs 11:6, 17:4, מֵזִין עַל־לְשׁוֹן הַוּוֹת “listening to a mischievous tongue;” Job 6:30.

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List of Word Forms
בְּהַוָּתֽוֹ׃ בהותו׃ הַ֫וּ֥וֹת הַ֭וּוֹת הַוַּ֥ת הַוֹּ֣ת הַוֹּֽת׃ הַוּ֑וֹת הַוּ֥וֹת הַוּֽוֹת׃ הוות הוות׃ הות הות׃ וְהַוַּ֖ת וּ֝בְהַוַּ֗ת ובהות והות לְהַוָּתִֽי להותי bə·haw·wā·ṯōw behavvaTo bəhawwāṯōw havVat havVot haw·waṯ haw·wō·wṯ haw·wōṯ hawwaṯ hawwōṯ hawwōwṯ lə·haw·wā·ṯî lehavvaTi ləhawwāṯî ū·ḇə·haw·waṯ ūḇəhawwaṯ uvehavVat vehavVat wə·haw·waṯ wəhawwaṯ
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