the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
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.
proper name given to place where it occurred קִבְרוֺת הַתַּאֲוָה (q. v.) Numbers 11:34,35; Numbers 33:16,17; Deuteronomy 9:22.
2 thing desired, in good sense Proverbs 10:24; bad sense Psalm 78:29 so לִבּוֺ׳ת Psalm 21:3; thing desirable (to senses) Genesis 3:6 (לְעֵינַיִם׳ת); perhaps also Proverbs 19:22 the ornament of a man is his kindness (Ra Ki, etc. but compare above)
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.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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