188. oy
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oy: woe!
Original Word: אוֹי
Part of Speech: Interjection
Transliteration: oy
Phonetic Spelling: (o'-ee)
Short Definition: woe

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. interj.
NASB Translation
alas (2), woe (21).

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

alas, woe

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

see HEBREW 'avah

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