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Strong's #176 - אוֹ

Transliteration
ʼôw
Phonetics
o, av
Origin
presumed to be the "constructive" or genitival form of 'av {av}
Parts of Speech
conjunction
TWOT
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

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
Verse Results
KJV (20)
Genesis 4
Exodus 3
Leviticus 7
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Proverbs 1
Song of Solomon 2
Ezekiel 1
NAS (317)
Genesis 6
Exodus 34
Leviticus 137
Numbers 44
Deuteronomy 34
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 11
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 3
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Malachi 2
HCS (265)
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
BSB (321)
Genesis 6
Exodus 35
Leviticus 137
Numbers 44
Deuteronomy 34
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Chronicles 1
Job 12
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 5
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Malachi 2
ESV (95)
Genesis 4
Leviticus 25
Numbers 14
Deuteronomy 26
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 3
Job 4
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 2
Malachi 1
WEB (21)
Genesis 4
Exodus 4
Leviticus 7
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Proverbs 1
Song of Solomon 2
Ezekiel 1
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 Benner, 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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