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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5287 - ὑπόστασις

Transliteration:
hyp
Phonetics:
hoop-os'-tas-is  
Word Origin:
from a compound of (5259) and (2476)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
TDNT:
8:572,1237
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a setting or placing under
    1. thing put under, substructure, foundation
  2. that which has foundation, is firm
    1. that which has actual existence
      1. a substance, real being
    2. the substantial quality, nature, of a person or thing
    3. the steadfastness of mind, firmness, courage, resolution
      1. confidence, firm trust, assurance
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2465 ‑ חֶלֶד (kheh'‑led);   3351 ‑ יְקוּם (yek‑oom');   3666 ‑ כִּנְעָה (kin‑aw');   4241 ‑ מִחְיָה (mikh‑yaw');   4613 ‑ מָעֳמָד (moh‑om‑awd');   4673 ‑ מַצָּב (mats‑tsawb');   4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');   5324 ‑ נָצַב (naw‑tsab');   5475 ‑ סוֹד (sode);   7551 ‑ רָקַם (raw‑kam');   8431 ‑ תּוֹחֶלֶת (to‑kheh'‑leth);   8499 ‑ תְּכוּנָה (tek‑oo‑naw');   8615 ‑ תִּקְוָה (tik‑vaw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὑπόστᾰσις, εως, ἡ,

(ὑφίστημι, ὑφίσταμαι): as an act, standing under, supporting, ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ μηροῦ καὶ ὁ αὐχὴν τοῦ ἄρθρου.. ὑπὸ συχνῷ μέρει τοῦ ἰσχίου τὴν ὑ. πεποίηται Hp. Art. 55; [ τοὺς προσθίους πόδας] ἔχουσιν.. οὐ μόνον ἕνεχ' ὑποστάσεως τοῦ βάρους Arist. PA 659a24; ἐνεπάγην εἰς ἰλὺν βυθοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὑ. LXX Psalms 68:3(69).3.

2. resistance, τοῦ κύματος Arist. Mete. 368b12 (unless = settling down); so perh. in Hp. Off. 3, Ael. Fr. 59.

3. lying in ambush, S. Fr. 719. as a thing,

I in liquids, that which settles at the bottom, sediment, Hp. Steril. 242, Arist. HA 551b29, Mete. 382b14, Thphr. HP 9.8.3; esp. of sediment in the urine, Hp. Coac. 146, 389, Aph. 4.69, al., Gal. 6.252, al.; but the urine itself is called ἡ ὑ. ἡ εἰς τὴν κύστιν, Arist. Mete. 358a8; ἡ τῆς ὑγρᾶς τροφῆς ὑ. Id. PA 647b28; ἐκ τῶν νεφρῶν ἡ γιγνομένη ὑ. ib. 671b20; also of the dry excrement, ἡ τῆς ξηρᾶς τροφῆς ὑ. ib. 647b28, cf. 677a15, Mete. 358b9. an accumulation of pus, abscess, Hp. Art. 40.

2. νέφους ὑποστάσεις cloud- cumuli, D.S. 1.38.

3. a kind of jelly or thick soup, in pl., Men. 462.10 (cf. Poll. 6.60), Orib. 4.8.1.

4. metaph. of time, duration, ἡ στιγμιαία τῶν καιρῶν ὑ. Gal. 19.187; μνήσθητι τίς μου ἡ ὑ. remember how short my time is, LXX Psalms 89:48(88).48; ἡ ὑ. μου ὡσεὶ οὐθὲν ἐνώπιόν σου mine age is as nothing before thee, ib. 38(39).6; ἐφ' ὅσον αὐτοῦ (sc. Ἕκτορος) ἡ ὑ. τῶν χρόνων ὑπῆρχεν as long as his store of years lasted, Vett.Val. 347.14.

5. coming into existence, origin, ἡ ὑ. μου ἐν τοῖς κατωτάτω τῆς γῆς LXX Psalms 139:15(138).15; περὶ τοῦ γένους.. τῶν Ἰουδαίων.. ὅτι.. τὴν πρώτην ὑ. ἔσχεν ἰδίαν J. Revelation 1:1; ἀκμὴ οὐδὲ ἔχει γενέσεως ὑ. καθ' ἑαυτήν has no power of originating by itself, Hermog. Id. 1.10.

II foundation or substructure of a temple, etc., LXX Nahum 2:7, D.S. 1.66, 13.82; ὑποστάσεις ἐπάλξεων lower part of a crenellated wall, Ph. Bel. 84.9; ὑ. ξύλου is f.l. for ὑπότασις ξ. in Hp. Mochl. 25.

2. metaph. of a narrative, speech, or poem, ground-work, subject-matter, argument, Plb. 4.2.1, D.S. 1.3, etc.

3. plan, purpose, Id. 16.32; κατὰ τὴν ἰδίαν ὑ. Id. 1.28, 15.70; πρὸς τὴν ἰδίαν ὑ. Id. 1.3; οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι.. ἰδίᾳ τινὶ ὑ. κεχρημένοι εἰσί (sc. in their calendar) Gem. 8.16, cf. 25; κατὰ τὴν Καίσαρος ὑ. BMus.Inscr. 892.21 (Halic., i B. C. /i A. D.).

4. confidence, courage, resolution, steadiness, of soldiers, Plb. 4.50.10, 6.55.2; hope, ἔστι μοι ὑ. τοῦ γενηθῆναί με ἀνδρί LXX Ruth 1:12; ἀπώλετο ἡ ὑ. αὐτῆς ib. Ezekiel 19:5, cf. Hebrews 3:14; ἡ ὑ. τῆς καυχήσεως 2 Corinthians 11:17; cf. 2 Corinthians 9:4; ἔστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις confidence in things hoped for, Hebrews 11:1 (unless substance be the right sense here).

5. undertaking, promise, οἱ ὑπογεγραμμένοι γεωργοὶ ἐπέδωκαν ἡμῖν ὑπόστασιν PEleph. 15.3 (iii B. C.), cf. PTheb.Bank 1.8 (ii B. C.), PTeb. 61 (b). 194 (ii B. C.).

6. Astrol., τὰ τούτου (sc. κλήρου τύχης) τετράγωνα ὑπόστασις (fort. -στάσεις) [λέγεται ] Serapio in Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(4).227.

III substantial nature, substance, δύσσχιστα, τῷ κολλώδη τὴν ὑ. ἔχειν woods hard to cleave, because of their resinous substance, Thphr. CP 5.16.4; ἡ τοῦ γεώδους ὑ. ib. 6.7.4.

2. substance, actual existence, reality (οἱ νεώτεροι τῶν φιλοσόφων ἀντὶ τῆς οὐσίας τῇ λέξει τῆς ὑ. ἐχρήσαντο Socr. Hebrews 3:7), opp. semblance, φαντασίαν μὲν ἔχειν πλούτου, ὑ. δὲ μή Artem. 3.14; τῶν ἐν ἀέρι φαντασμάτων τὰ μέν ἐστι κατ' ἔμφασιν, τὰ δὲ καθ' ὑπόστασιν (substantial, actual), Arist. Mu. 395a30, cf. Placit. 3.6, D.L. 7.135, 9.91; so ὑποστάσεις are the substances of which the reflections (αἱ κατοπτρικαὶ ἐμφάσεις) appear in the mirror, Placit. 4.14.2; ὑ. ἔχειν have substantial existence, Demetr.Lac. Herc. 1055.14, S.E. P. 2.94, 176, M.Ant. 9.42; ἰδίᾳ χρησάμενον ὑποστάσει (ὑποτάσει cod.), πρὸς ἰδίαν ὑ. φυτευθέντα,

a separate existence, Sor. 1.96, cf. 33; ὑπόστασιν μὴ ἔχειν Id. 2.57; ὑποστάσεις τε καὶ μεταβολαί M.Ant. 9.1, cf. 10.5; [ ἡ παρασιτικὴ] διαφέρει καὶ τῆς ῥητορικῆς καὶ τῆς φιλοσοφίας.. κατὰ τὴν ὑ. (in respect of reality) · ἡ μὲν γὰρ ὑφέστηκεν, αἱ δὲ οὔ Luc. Par. 27; κατ' ἰδίαν ὑ. καὶ οὐσίαν S.E. M. 9.338.

3. real nature, essence, χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑ. Hebrews 1:3. as a Rhet. figure, the full expression or expansion of an idea, Hermog. Id. 1.11, Aristid. Rh. 1p.479S., Syrian. in Hermog. 1.60 R. = ὑπόστημα 111, camp, LXX 1 Kings 13:23, LXX 1 Kings 14:4. wealth, substance, property, ib. De. 11.6, Jeremiah 10:17, POxy. 1274.15 (iii A. D.), BGU 1020.16 (vi A. D.), etc.

2. pl., title deeds, documents recording ownership of property, POxy. 237 viii 26 (ii A. D.).

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