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Entry for Strong's #3685 - ὀνίνημι

Word Origin
a prolonged form of an apparently primary verb (onomai, to slur), for which another prolonged form (onao) is used as an alternate in some tenses [unless indeed it be identical with the base of (3686) through the
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be useful, to profit, help
  2. to receive profit or advantage, be helped [or have joy]
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Philemon 1
Philemon 1
Philemon 1
V-2ADO-1S 1
V-2ADO-1S 1
V-2ADO-1S 1
V-2ADO-1S 1

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ὀνίνημι: from Homer down; to be useful, to profit, help (Latin juvo); middle, present ὀνίναμαι; 2aorist ὠνήμην (and later ὠνάμην, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 12 f; Kühner, § 343under the word, i., p. 880; ( Veitch, under the word)), optative ὀναίμην; to receive profit or advantage, be helped (or have joy (Latin juvor)): τίνος, of one, Philemon 1:20 (see Lightfoot at the passage). (Elsewhere in the Scriptures only in Sirach 30:2.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ὀνίνημι ,

[in LXX: , *;]

to profit, benefit, help; mid., to have profit, derive benefit: optat. (M, Pr., 195), c. gen., .





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

This form = ";I would that,"; which is found in the NT (1 Corinthians 4:8 al.) for ὤφελον (cf. Moulton Proleg. p. 201), may be illustrated from OGIS 315.16 (B.C. 164–3) ὄφελομ μὲν ἡ θεὸς. . . στερῆσαι τὸν ταῦτα πο [ήσαντα ὧν ] μάλιστα ἐπιθυμεῖ, where it will be noted the editor reads στερῆσαι (inf.) rather than στερήσαι (opt.). In P Giss I. 17.10 (time of Hadrian), a slave writes to her sick master—ὤφελον εἰ ἐδυνάμεθα πέτασθαι καὶ ἐλθεῖν καὶ προσκυνῆσαί σε, ";would that I could fly and come and pay my respects to you."; Ὤφελον is common with the 1st pers. in Epictetus (but does not occur in the NT), e.g. ii. 21. 1 ὤφελον ὡς φρένας ἔχω οὕτω καὶ τύχην εἶχον : for the 3rd pers. following, as in Galatians 5:12, cf. ib. ii. 18. 15 ὤφελόν (ὄφελόν S) τις μετὰ ταύτης ἐκοιμήθη.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
οναιμην οναίμην ὀναίμην ονοκένταυροι ονοκενταύροις onaimen onaimēn onaímen onaímēn

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