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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #188 - אוֹי
1) woe! alas! oh!
1a) passionate cry of grief or despair
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)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אוֹי (comp. אָוָה No.II).
(1) subst. lamentation; Proverbs 23:29, לְמִי אוֹי לְמִי אֲבוֹי “who hath lamentation, who hath misery?” [“want”].
(a) of lamentation, alas! with a dat. 1 Samuel 4:8; Isaiah 3:9, 6:5 rarely with an acc. Ezekiel 24:6, Ezekiel 24:9 and absol. Numbers 24:23.
(b) of threatening and imprecating, Numbers 21:29. Cognate is הוֹי.
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