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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
א־ה־ב

Compare Ugaritic 𐎀𐎅𐎁 (ảhb).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

אָהַב (aháv) (pa'al construction, infinitive לאהוב \ לֶאֶהֹב‎, passive participle אָהוּב‎, passive counterpart נֶאֱהַב‎)

  1. (transitive) to love
    אני אוהב אותך
    aní ohév otákh
    I love you! (said by a man to a woman)
    aní ohév otkhá
    I love you! (said by a man to a man)
    אני אוהבת אותך
    aní ohévet otákh
    I love you! (said by a woman to a woman)
    aní ohévet otkhá
    I love you! (said by a woman to a man)
  2. (transitive) to like (a friend, family member, loved one, object, food, etc.)

Usage notesEdit

  • In Modern Hebrew, אהב takes a direct object; that is, no preposition is used if the object is indefinite, and the preposition את(et) is used if it is definite. In the Bible, אהב sometimes takes a direct object, and other times takes an object using the preposition ל־(l'-).

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