ו, Wāw , sixth letter; in modern Heb. = numeral 6; no evidence of this usage in OT
וְ , וּ , וָ TWOT 519 demostr. adv. and conj. so, then, and ( Ph. Moab. Aramaic
ו ; Arabic وَ ( wa ); Ethiopic ( wa ) Assyrian u Dl W (but between vbs. the usually connective is the enclitic ma KAT 2 508, Dl § § 82, 152 ). The use in Heb. shews that orig. וְ was not a merely copulative conj. , but that it possessed a demonstrative force ( cf. Dr § 122), which is often perceptible as such, though in other cases, from its being applid to denote mere juxtaposition or connexion [ cf. Gk. τε , and Lat. tum tum = both
and, both properly demonstratives: Assyrian ma has also a demonstr. force, Dl § 79], it is less palpable ) וְ before shwa mobile or a labial is vocalized וּ ; often before a tone-syll., when the word itself has a disj. accent, וָ (as וָמַֽתִּי׃ Gn 19:1 9;
וָמֵתוּ 33:1 3; וָמֵת 44: 9; וָחָֽיָה׃ Ex 1:1 6; וָיָמָּה Jos 15:4 6;
ָולֹא 2 S 13:2 6; וָאָרֶץ Is 26:1 9; וָקָמוּ 49: 7; וָחָֽתָּה׃ Je 48: 1;
); especially when it forms with the preceding word a
, whether of parallel or opposed ideas (as
וְקַיִץ וָחֹרֶף וְיֹום וָָליְלָה
1 K 21:1
Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
conj. conjecture(s); also conjection.
Ph. Phenician. Dl Friedrich Delitzsch, Assyrisches Wörterbuch . vbs. verbs.
E. Schrader, Keilinschr. u. d. Alte Testament.
Freidrich Delitzsch, Assyrian Grammer;
cf. confer , compare.
Dr S. R. Driver, Hebrew Tenses; + plus, denotes often that other passages, etc., might be cited. So also where the forms of verbs, nouns, and adjectives are illustrated by citations, near the beginning of articles; while etc. in such connexions commonly indicates that other forms of the word occur, which it has not been thought worth while to cite.