Word Summary
oy: woe!
Original Word: אוֹי
Transliteration: oy
Phonetic Spelling: (o'-ee)
Part of Speech: Interjection
Short Definition: woe!
Meaning: lamentation, Oh!
Strong's Concordance
alas, woe

Probably from 'avah (in the sense of crying out after); lamentation; also interjectionally Oh! -- alas, woe.

see HEBREW 'avah


H188. oy

אוֺיinterjection (onomatopoetic; compare , ) woe! an impassioned expression of grief and despair: usually with dative לִי אוֺיIsaiah 6:5 woe to me! for I am undone, so 24:16; Jeremiah 10:19; 15:10; לָנוּ אוֺיwoe to us! 1 Samuel 4:7-8, Jeremiah 4:13; 6:4; לִי אוֺינָֿא4:31; 45:3; לָנוּ אוֺינָֿאLamentations 5:16. With the 2nd or 3rd person often implying a denunciation; מוֺאָב אוֺילְֿךָNumbers 21:29 (= Jeremiah 48:46) 13:27; Ezekiel 16:23 repeated לָח אוֺי אוֺי‎; Isaiah 3:9 לְנַפְשָׁם אוֺי3:11; Hosea 7:13; 9:12 ("" לָהֶם שֹׁד‎). With a voc. (or implicit accusative) Ezekiel 24:6, 9 הַדָּמִים עִיר אוֺי‎; absolute Numbers 24:23. Used as a substantive Proverbs 23:29 אוֺי לְמִי‎ ("" אֲבוֺי לְמִי‎).