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Entry for Strong's #3798 - ὄψιος

Word Origin
from (3796)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. late
  2. evening
    1. either from three to six o'clock p.m.
    2. from six o'clock p.m. to the beginning of night
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (15) NAS (14) HCS (15)
Matthew 7
Mark 6
John 2
Matthew 7
Mark 5
John 2
Matthew 7
Mark 6
John 2
A-GSF 14
A-GSF 14
A-GSF 15

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄψιος, α, ον,


I late, ὀψίᾳ ἐν νυκτί Pi. I. 4(3).35(53); ὅταν ἔαρ ὄ. γένηται Arist. HA 553b20, cf. 627b20; ὄ. σῦκα, πυροί, etc., Thphr. HP 2.8.1, 8.4.3, etc.; [ ᾠὰ] τὰ μὲν πρώϊα τὰ δ' ὄ. Arist. HA 543a10; cf. ὀψία.

II Att. Comp. ὀψιαίτερος, α, ον, later, Id. Mete. 362a24, al., Thphr. CP 1.10.5: Sup. ὀψιαίτατος, η, ον, X. HG 5.4.3: hence ὀψιαίτερον as Adv., Comp. of ὀψέ, Pl. Cra. 433a, Thphr. HP 3.2.1, Eub. 119.11: Sup. ὀψιαίτατα, opp. πρωϊαίτατα, Pl. Prt. 326c, X. HG 4.5.18, etc.: also Comp. ὀψιέστερος as v.l. in Thphr. (CP 4.8.3, HP 3.4.6): also shortd. form ὀψιτέρα, ἅλωσις Pi. Pae. 6.82; ὀψίτερον Plu. 2.119c; ὀψίτατον Poll. 1.69; ὀψίτερον τῆς ὥρας BGU 759.6 (ii A. D.), cf. PTeb. 230 (ii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὄψιος, ὀψία, ὀψιον (ὀψέ), late;

1. as an adjective ((Pindar) Thucydides, Demosthenes, Aristotle, Theophrastus, others; (Lob. ad Phryn., p. 51f)): ὥρα, Mark 11:11 (but T Tr marginal reading WH text ὀψέ, which see) (ὀψία ἐν νυκτί, Pindar Isthm. 4, 59).

2. contrary to the usage of secular authors ὀψία as a substantive (namely, ὥρα (cf. Winers Grammar, 591f (550); Buttmann, 82 (71))), evening: i. e. either from our three to six o'clock p. m., Matthew 8:16; Matthew 14:15; Matthew 27:57; Mark 4:35; or from our six o'clock p. m. to the beginning of night, Matthew 14:23; Matthew 16:2 there T brackets WH reject the passage); ; Mark 1:32; Mark 6:47; Mark 14:17; Mark 15:42; John 6:16; John 20:19,(hence, הָעַרְבַּיִם בֵּין, between the two evenings, Exodus 12:6; Exodus 16:12; Exodus 29:39 (cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1064f (and addit. et emend., p. 103); B. D. under the word )). Besides only in Judith 13:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ὄψιος , -α , -ον

(< ὀψέ ),

late: ἡ ὥρα , Mark 11:11 (Rec., WH, mg.). In late writers, ἡ ὀψία (sc. ὥρα ), as subst., evening

[in LXX: Judith 13:1*]:

Matthew 8:16; Matthew 14:15; Matthew 14:23; Matthew 16:2; Matthew 20:8; Matthew 26:20; Matthew 27:57, Mark 1:32; Mark 4:35; Mark 6:47; Mark 14:17; Mark 15:42, John 6:16; John 20:10.†

** ὀψία , -ας , , see ὄψιος .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With παραπλησίως in Hebrews 2:14 = ";similarly,"; i.e. almost ";equally"; or ";also,"; Moffatt (ICC ad l.) compares Maxim. Tyr. vii. 2 καὶ ἐστὶν καὶ ὁ ἄρχων πόλεως μέρος, καὶ οἱ ἀρχόμενοι παραπλησίως.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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