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Entry for Strong's #3698 - ὁπότε

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  1. when
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Luke 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ὁππότε, both in Hom.; Ion. ὁκότε; Cyrenaic ὁπόκᾰ Berl.Sitzb. 1927.164; in Dor. Poets ὁππόκᾰ Theoc. 5.98:

I Adv.

1. of Time, correlat. to πότε, used much like ὅτε, exc. that the sense is less definite (cf. X. Cyr. 1.6.3), though the two were freq. used without distinction: I Relat., with the ind., mostly with reference to the past, when, Il. 1.399, 3.173, etc.; the ind. ἦστε is omitted, 8.230: in Class. Att. Prose only ὅτε is so used, when referring to a particular time, but later ὁπότε returns, as ὁπότε περιῆν when she was alive, POxy. 243.10 (i A. D.): with the pres. in a simile, ὡς δ' ὁπότε.. ποταμὸς πεδίονδε κάτεισι Il. 11.492: with subj., like ὁπόταν, with reference to an indef. number of occasions in the pres. or to the future, ὁππότ' Ἀχαιοὶ Τρώων ἐκπέρσωσ' εὖ ναιόμενον πτολίεθρον 1.163, cf. 13.817, 21.112, Od. 14.170, Hes. Th. 782: sts. in similes, ὡς ὁπότε νέφεα Ζέφυρος στυφελίξῃ Il. 11.305, cf. Od. 4.335; but ὁπότ' ἄν, ὁπότε or ὁππότε κεν, is more common with subj., and in Att. Prose ἄν must be used, v. ὁπόταν: Cyrenaic ὁπόκα κα δήληται Berl.Sitzb. l. c.

2. with opt.: to express an event that occurred often, ὁπότε Κρήτηθεν ἵκοιτο Il. 3.233, cf. 10.189, 15.284, Od. 11.591, Th. 1.99, 2.15, Pl. Smp. 220a, X. An. 3.4.28. after a verb of waiting, of a time future relatively to the past, ἷζε.. δέγμενος ὁππότε ναῦφιν ἀφορμηθεῖεν Il. 2.794, cf. 4.334, 7.415, 9.191, 18.524. in orat. obliq., S. Tr. 824 (lyr.), X. An. 4.6.20; in implied orat. obliq., Od. 24.344 (of a past promise); ἀποδοτέον.. ὁ. μανεὶς ἀπαιτοῖ we were not [as you remember] to.., Pl. R. 332a. where the principal clause has an opt., μηδ' ἀντιάσειας ἐκείνῳ ὁππότε νοστήσειε Od. 18.148, cf. Pl. R. 396c, X. Cyr. 1.6.3.

II in indirect questions, with ind., ἦ ῥά τι ἴδμεν.. ὁππότε Τηλέμαχος νεῖται; when he is to return, Od. 4.633; εἰς ὁ. by what time, Aeschin. 3.99: rarely after a past tense, προσεδέρκετο, δέγμενος αἰεί, ὁππότε δὴ.. ἐφήσει (for ἐφείη, v. supr. 1.2 b) Od. 20.386; εἰς σὲ βλέψαι καὶ τὸν ταμίαν ὁπότ' ἄριστον παραθήσει Ar. V. 613.

III ὁποτεοῦν at any time whatever, Arist. Metaph. 1049a1. in causal sense, because, since, with ind., Thgn. 749 (s. v.l.), Hdt. 2.125, Pl. Lg. 895c, etc.; also ὁπότε γε S. OC 1699 (lyr.), X. Cyr. 8.3.7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὁπότε (πότε with the relative ) (from Homer down), when (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 34; Winer's Grammar, § 41 b. 3): Luke 6:3 R G T (where L Tr WH ὅτε).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὁπότε ,

when: Luke 6:3, Rec. (WH, R, ὅτε ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT


For ὀψία as a subst. = ";evening,";


P Tebt II. 304.5 (A.D. 167–8) ὀψίας τῆς ὥρας γενομένης, ";when the hour was late"; (cf. Mark 11:11), P Oxy III. 475.16 (A.D. 182) ὀψ [ ]ας τῆς διελθούσ [ης ] ἕκης (l. ἕκτης), ";at a late hour of yesterday the 6th"; (Edd.), ib. 528.5 (ii/A.D.) καθ᾽ ἑκάστης [ἡμέρα ]ς κα [ ] ὀψας (l. ὀψίας), ";every day and evening"; (Edd.), and BGU II. 380.3 (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 104) ὀψείας τῆς ὥρας. For the comparative ὀψίτερος (so written instead of the classical ὀψιαίτερος in MSS. of Plutarch and Pollux), see P Tebt I. 230 (late ii/B.C.) τῆι προκειμένηι ι ̄α ̄ ὀψίτερον τῆς ὥρας, BGU I. 181.7 (A.D. 57), al. Cf. MGr ἀπόψε, ";this evening.";


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