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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Hebrew - English Dictionary

H157 - Loved

Strong's No.:H157

Hebrew:אָהַב

Transliteration:ʼâhab

Phonetic:aw-hab'

Word Origin:A primitive root

Bible Usage:(be-) love ({-d} {-ly} {-r}) {like} friend.

Part of Speech:Verb

Strongs
Definition:

to have affection for (sexually or otherwise)


Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

1. to love

a. (Qal)

1. human love for another, includes family, and sexual

2. human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom

3. human love for or to God

4. act of being a friend 1a

b. lover (participle) 1a

c. friend (participle)

1. God's love toward man 1a

d. to individual men 1a

e. to people Israel 1a

f. to righteousness

g. (Niphal)

1. lovely (participle)

2. loveable (participle)

h. (Piel)

1. friends

2. lovers (fig. of adulterers)

2. to like


Bible References:
Loved

Translation
Occurrences:
beloved ( 5 )
friend ( 4 )
friends ( 8 )
liketh ( 1 )
love ( 77 )
loved ( 49 )
lovedst ( 1 )
lovely ( 1 )
lover ( 2 )
lovers ( 17 )
lovest ( 7 )
loveth ( 33 )
loving ( 1 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.