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Strong's #8373 - תָּאַב

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1) (Qal) to long for

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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1485) bt (תב TB) AC: ? CO: Long AB: ?

D) bat (תאב TAB) AC: ? CO: Long AB: ?

V) bat (תאב TAB) - I. Long:To long for something. II. Abhor:KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Piel) long, abhor - Strongs: H8373 (תָּאַב), H8374 (תָּאַב)

Nf1) ebat (תאבה TABH) - Longing: A longing for something. KJV (1): longing - Strongs: H8375 (תַּאֲבָה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [תָּאֵב, תָּאֵב] verb long for (Late Hebrew id., תִּיאֲבוֺן desire; Aramaic תְּאֵב, תְּאִיב long for; ? secondary √ from אָבָה, or denominative from תַּאֲבָה, and this from אבה, compare Buhl; but see Ol§ 137); —

Qal Perfect 1 singular תִּאַ֫בְתִּי, with ל thing, Psalm 119:40; Psalm 119:174.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תָּאַב to desire, to long for, followed by לְ Psalms 119:40, 174 Psalms 119:174. Of more frequent occurrence in Chaldee. (To this answer אָבָה, אָוָה, and this root may seem to be secondary, and taken from the Hithpael of those verbs.)

Derivative, תַּאֲבָה.


תָּאַב only found in part. Piel מְתָאֵב i.q. מְתָעֵב abhorring, Amos 6:8 the letters ע and א being interchanged in the Aramean manner, see p..

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תָּאַ֣בְתִּי תאבתי tā’aḇtî tā·’aḇ·tî taAvti
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