183. avah
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avah: to incline, desire
Original Word: אָוָה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: avah
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-vaw')
Short Definition: desire

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
to incline, desire
NASB Translation
been greedy (1), crave (1), craved (1), craves (1), craving (1), desire (8), desired (2), desires (5), desires* (1), had (1), had a craving (2), longed (1), longing (1), longs (1).

[אָוָה] verb incline, desire (compare Stem 2).

Pi`el Perfect אִוָּה Psalm 132:13; אִוְּתָה Micah 7:1 +, etc.; Imperfect3feminine singular תְּאַוֶּה Deuteronomy 12:20 4t. — desire subject usually נֶפֶשׁ, object fruit Micah 7:1 (in metaphor); flesh (to eat) 1 Samuel 2:16, compare Deuteronomy 12:20 (followed by infinitive לֶאֱכֹל בָּשָׂר); food & drink Deuteronomy 14:26; of king desiring rule, וּמָלַכְתָּ בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁרתְּֿאַוֶּה נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ 2 Samuel 3:21; 1 Kings 11:37; object evil (רַע) Proverbs 21:10; once object ׳י Isaiah 26:9 נַפְשִׁי אִוִּיתִךָ בַּלַּיְלָה; of God וְנַפְשׁוֺ אִוְּתָה וַיַּעַשׂ Job 23:13; as desiring Zion for dwelling-place (late, only cases without נפשׁ) Psalm 132:13; Psalm 132:14;

Hithpa`el Perfect הִתְאַוָּת Proverbs 21:26; הִתְאַוֵּיתִי Jeremiah 17:16; הִתְאַוּוּ Numbers 11:4; וְהִתְאַוִּיתֶם Numbers 34:10; Imperfect יִתְאַוֶּה Ecclesiastes 6:2; וַיִּתְאַוֶּה 2 Samuel 23:15; with apocope וְיִתְאַו Psalm 45:12, וַיִּתְאַו 1 Chronicles 11:17, etc. — Participle feminine singular מִתְאַוָּה Proverbs 13:4; masculine plural מִתְאַוִּים Amos 5:18; Numbers 11:34desire, long for, lust after, of bodily appetites; for dainty food Numbers 11:4 (E; followed by accusative of cognate meaning) = Psalm 106:14; Numbers 11:34 (E); followed by ל Proverbs 23:3,6 compare Ecclesiastes 6:2 (followed by accusative), see also Proverbs 13:4 (absolute, subject נֶפֶשׁ); absolute of extreme thirst 2 Samuel 23:15 = 1 Chronicles 11:17; of king desiring the beauty (יֳפִי) of princess Psalm 45:12 (followed by accusative); of covetous man Proverbs 21:26 (followed by accusative of cognate meaning); object בֵּית רֵעֲךָ Deuteronomy 5:18 ("" חמד); followed by infinitive Proverbs 24:1 (of desiring evil companionship); object ׳יוֺם י Amos 5:18 (accusative; of presumptuous, reckless longing) compare Jeremiah 17:16. (Numbers 34:7,8 for תְּתָאוּ — Pi`el of תאה — Di proposes תִּתְאַוֻּ, & queries whether this & הִתְאַוִּיתֶם Numbers 34:10 are not from אוה, = desire for yourselves.)

covet, greatly desire, be desirous, long, lust after

A primitive root; to wish for -- covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).

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