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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8378 - תַּאֲוָה
1a) desire, wish, longings of one’s heart
1a1) lust, appetite, covetousness (bad sense)
1b) thing desired, object of desire
1005) ea (אה AH) AC: Sigh CO: Sigher AB: Where: The pictograph a represents strength of the ox. The e is one looking at a great sight and sighing. Combined they mean "a strong sigh". This can be a sigh when searching as when the ox snorts when desiring food. This root is closely related to ae. (eng: ah; woe)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תַּאֲוָה f. (from the root אָוַה No. I)
(1) desire, longing, whether good and just, Psalms 10:17, 21:3 or wicked, Psalms 112:10.
(2) in a bad sense, lust, desire (Luft, Gelüft). Numbers 11:4, הִתְאַוּוּ תַּאֲוָה “they lusted a lust.” Psal. 78:29, 30 Psalms 78:30. קִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה the graves of lust, Numbers 11:34, 35 Numbers 11:35.
(3) delight, object of desire. מַאֲכַל תַּאְוָה food of delight, i.e. delicate, Job 33:20; Genesis 3:6 also, honour, ornament, Genesis 49:26; Proverbs 19:22.
the Week of Proper 9 / Ordinary 14