אבה

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

אָבָה, אָבֵי (transliteration needed)

  1. to be willing

References[edit]

  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Akkadian abitu (wish, will, desire), Arabic أَبَى(ʾabā, he rejected, refused, was unwilling), and Egyptian ꜣbj (to desire, to want, to be happy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

אָבָה (ava) (pa'al construction)

  1. to be willing
    וַיְחַזֵּק יְהוָה אֶת־לֵב פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא אָבָה לְשַׁלְּחָֽם׃‎‎
    vaykhazek hashem et lev par'o v'lo ava l'shal'kham.
    But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to let them go. - Exodus 10:27

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Ernest. 1987. "A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English". The University of Haifa.