הוֺי51 interjection (onomatopoetic; compare = הוֺ הוֺ
[Amos 5:16] ᵑ6, = הֵידָד [Jer 51:14] ᵑ6; also Modern Aramaic ú hú, ú hú (in a lament), SoUrmia-Dial. 102. 4) — expressing usually dissatisfaction and pain, Ah, Alas; Ha (not distinctly Woe! which is אוֺי): used in lamentations, [1Kgs 13:30] and they mourned over him (saying) הוֺי אָחִי Ah, my brother! je [1Kgs 22:18] הוֺי אָחִי וְהוֺי אָחוֺת ֗֗֗ הוֺי אָדוֺן וְהוֺי הֹדֹה, [1Kgs 34:5] וְהוֺי אָדוֺן יִסְפְּדוּ לָ֑ךְ (compare הוֺהֿוֺ [Amos 5:16]): hence [Isa 1:4] הוֺי גּוֺי חֹטֵא Ah! sinful nation v [Isa 1:24] Ah! I will ease me of my adversaries; especially preparatory to a declaration of judgment, [Isa 10:5] הוֺי אַשּׁוּר שֵׁבֶט אַפִּי, [Isa 17:12]; [Isa 28:1], often followed by a participle Ah! those that . . ., [Isa 5:8]; [Isa 5:11]; [Isa 5:18]; [Isa 29:15]; [Isa 31:1]; [Isa 45:9]; [Isa 45:10]; [Jer 22:13]; [Amos 5:18]; [Amos 6:1]; [Hab 2:6]; [Hab 2:9]; [Hab 2:12]; [Hab 2:15]; [Hab 2:19]; [Zech 11:17] + (more sympathetic than אוֺי לְ): followed by כִּי [Jer 30:7], אֶל [Jer 48:1], עַל [Jer 50:27]; [Ezek 13:3], לְ [Ezek 13:18]. Sts. hardly more than an exclamation arousing attention Ha! (though perhaps with a touch of sympathy or pity) [Isa 18:1]; [Isa 55:1]; [Zech 2:10] (twice in verse); [Zech 2:11]; [Jer 47:6].
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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