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#188 - ἀκμήν

accusative case of a noun ("acme") akin to ake (a point) and meaning the same
Parts of Speech
  1. a point
  2. extremity, climax, acme, highest degree
  3. the present time
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀκμήν, acc. of ἀκμή, used as Adv.,

I as yet, still, A. Fr. 451 G, Men. in Cod.Vat.Gr. 122; un-Attic acc. to Phryn. 100, but cf. Hyp. Fr. 116; τὰ σκευοφόρα.. ἀκμὴν διέβαινε were just crossing the river, X. An. 4.3.26, cf. Plb. 1.13.12, Theoc. 4.60, AP 7.141 (Antiphil.), Phld. Ir. p.29 W., Matthew 15:16, etc.; νέος ἀ. Theoc. 25.164; strengthd., ἀκμὴν ἔτι Plb. 14.4.9, 15.6.6; ἔτι ἀ. Sor. 1.26.

II = ἀκμαίως, Cod.Vat.Gr. 122: perh., = much, OGI 201.13 (Nubia).

* ἀκμήν ,

acc, of ἀκμή ,

a point, used as adv., at the present point of time, even now, even yet: Matthew 15:16.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In OGIS 20113 (vi/A.D.) οὐκ ἀπῆλθον ὅλως ὀπίσω τῶν ἄλλων βασιλέων, ἀλλὰ ἀκμὴν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν, the adverb seems to have the meaning ";valde, magnopere, longe,"; in accordance with the original meaning of ἀκμή (see Dittenberger’s note). Cf. Syll 32612 (i/A.D.) παραλαβὼν τοὺς ἐν ἀκμᾶι τῶν πολιτᾶν : similarly P Oxy III. 473.6 (A.D. 138–60) παρὰ τὴν πρώτην ἀκμήν. A compound adjective ἴσακμον, ";with an even edge,"; is applied to a weaver’s instrument in P Oxy VII. 1035.14 (A.D. 143). See on the later history of this word (MGr ἀκόμα = ἔτι) Κ. Krumbacher’s important article in Kuhn’s Zeitschrift xxvii. pp. 498–521. The noun was in Hellenistic use, according to Moeris : ";ὡραία γάμων Ἀττ., ἐν ἀκμῇ γάμου Ἕλλ."; The adverbial accus. was banned by the same grammarian in favour of ἔτι : so also Phrynichus (Rutherford NP, p. 203). In the NT, however, except for Matthew 15:16, all writers conspired to Atticize here : ἔτι was clearly quite good ";bad Greek,"; as well as ἀκμήν !


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Ακμην ακμήν Ἀκμὴν άκμων Akmen Akmēn Akmḕn
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