H176 או או - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

או או
'ô 'av
o, av
The first form is presumed to be the “constructive” or genitival form of the second form which is short for H185; desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if

KJV Usage: also, and, either, if, at the least, X nor, or, otherwise, then, whether.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


או או

1. or, rather
a. implying that the latter choice is preferred
b. or if, introducing an example to be seen under a particular principle
c. (in series) either...or, whether...or
d. if perchance
e. except, or else
2. whether, not the least, if, otherwise, also, and, then
Origin: presumed to be the "constructive" or genitival form of 'av {av}; short for H185
TWOT: 36
Parts of Speech:

View how H176 או או is used in the Bible

21 occurrences of H176 או או

Genesis 24:49 or
Genesis 24:50 or
Genesis 24:55 at the least
Genesis 31:43 or
Exodus 19:13 or
Exodus 21:18 or
Exodus 21:31 or
Leviticus 5:1 whether
Leviticus 13:49 either
Leviticus 13:53 either
Leviticus 13:53 or
Leviticus 13:53 or
Leviticus 20:17 or
Leviticus 26:41 if then
Judges 11:34 nor
2 Samuel 18:13 Otherwise
Proverbs 30:31 also;
Proverbs 31:4 nor for
Song of Songs 2:7 and
Song of Songs 3:5 and
Ezekiel 21:10 should

Distinct usage

9 or
2 either
2 and
1 at the least
1 nor
1 Otherwise
1 also;
1 nor for
1 should
1 whether
1 if then

Related words


H177 אוּאל 'û'êl
From H176 and H410; wish of God; Uel, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Uel.

H194 אלי אוּלי 'ûlay 'ûlay
אלי אוּלי
'ûlay 'ûlay
oo-lah'ee, oo-lah'ee
From H176; if not; hence perhaps

KJV Usage: if so be, may be, peradventure, unless.

H185 אוּה 'avvâh

From H183; longing

KJV Usage: desire, lust after, pleasure.