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AramaicEdit

VerbEdit

אָבָה, אָבֵי (transliteration needed)

  1. to be willing

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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VerbEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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