Word Summary
taavah: a desire
Original Word: תַּאֲוָה
Transliteration: taavah
Phonetic Spelling: (tah-av-aw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a desire
Meaning: a longing, a delight
Strong's Concordance
dainty, desire, exceedingly, greedily, lusting, pleasant

From 'avah (abbreviated); a longing; by implication, a delight (subjectively, satisfaction, objectively, a charm) -- dainty, desire, X exceedingly, X greedily, lust(ing), pleasant. See also Qibrowth hat-Ta'a-vah.

see HEBREW 'avah

see HEBREW Qibrowth hat-Ta'a-vah


H8378. taavah

תַּאֲוָהnoun feminine desire — absolute Genesis 3:6 +; construct תַּאֲוַתPsalm 10:3 + etc.; — desire, wish Proverbs 13:12, 19; 18:1; of physical appetite, longing for dainty food ׳ת מַאֲכַלJob 33:20; distinctly good sense Psalm 10:17; 38:10; Proverbs 11:23; 19:22 (? compare below) Isaiah 26:8 (ת וּלְזִכְרְךָ נָֿ֑פֶשׁ׳לְשִׁמְךָ‎); bad sense, lust, appetite, covetousness Psalm 10:3 (נַפְשׁוֺ ׳ת‎) 112:10; Proverbs 21:25-26, (as accusative of cognate meaning); particularly of longing for dainties of Egypt Numbers 11:4; Psalm 106:14 (both accusative of cognate meaning) 78:30 & in

proper name given to place where it occurred הַתַּאֲוָה קִבְרוֺת‎ (q. v.) Numbers 11:34-35, 33:16-17, Deuteronomy 9:22.

2 thing desired, in good sense Proverbs 10:24; bad sense Psalm 78:29 so ׳ת לִבּוֺ21:3; thing desirable (to senses) Genesis 3:6 (׳ת לְעֵינַיִם‎); perhaps also Proverbs 19:22 the ornament of a man is his kindness (Ra Ki, etc. but compare above)