Word Summary
havvah: desire, chasm, destruction
Original Word: הַוָּה
Transliteration: havvah
Phonetic Spelling: (hav-vaw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: desire, chasm, destruction
Meaning: desire, chasm, destruction
Strong's Concordance
calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous thing, naughtiness, naughty, perverse thing,

From hava' (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication, of falling); desire; also ruin -- calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.

see HEBREW hava'


H1942. havvah

הַוָּהnoun feminine 1. desire;

2 chasm, figurative destruction (compare desire, atmosphere, emptiness, a deep pit, hell (compare below הָוָה‎); Aramaic gulf, chasm (Luke 16:26 ᵑ6‎)) construct הַוַּתMicah 7:3 +, suffix הַוָּתִיJob 6:2 +, plural הַוּוֺתPsalm 5:10 +; — 1 desire (in bad sense) Micah 7:3 נַפְשׁוֺ הַוַּת דֹּבֵר‎ speaketh the desire of his soul, Proverbs 10:3 רְשָׁעִים הַוַּת‎, 11:6 ׳ה בֹּגְדִים‎, Psalm 52:9 בְּהַוָּתוֺ יָעֹז‎ became strong through his (evil) desire (but read rather with ᵑ7 ᵑ6‎ Lag Gr Bi Che Now בְּהוֺנוֺ ׃‎ "" בְּעָשְׁרוֺ‎). 2 engulfing ruin, destruction Job 6:2; Qr 30:13 (compare Baer's note) הַוָּתִי‎ of Job's great calamity; plural (intensive) הַוּוֺת‎, especially as wrought, or meditated, by one against another, Psalm 5:10 הַוּוֺת קִרְבָּם‎ their inward part is engulfing ruin (Che), 38:13 הַוּוֺת דִּבְּרוּ‎, 52:4 לְשׁוֺנְךָ ׳ה תַּחֲשֹׁב‎ (compare Proverbs 17:4 הַוּוֺת לְשׁוֺן‎), Prov 55:12 ׳ה בְּקִרְבָּהּ‎, Prov 57:2ה יַעֲבֹר ׳עַד‎ till the storm of ruin (Che) pass by, Prov 91:3ה ׳דֶּבֶרdestructive pestilence, Prov 94:20 ה ׳כִּסֵּא‎ the seat (tribunal) of destruction (i.e. which ruins the innocent by injustice), 19:13 a foolish son is לְאָבָיו הַוּוֺת‎, Job 6:30 (compare 6:2 above)