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#82 - ἄδηλος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G1212)
Parts of Speech
  1. not manifest, indistinct, uncertain, obscure
Strong #: 987 ‑ בַּטֻּחָה (bat‑too‑khoth');  
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ἄδηλ-ος, ον, unseen, invisible, of a fish, ποιεῖν ἑαυτὸν ἄ. Arist. HA 620b31; ἄ. χιτών, of the hyaloid membrane of the eye, [ Gal. ]14.712; unknown, obscure, Hes. Op. 6; τὸν ἄ. ἄνδρα.. ἰχνεύειν S. OT 475; ἐὰν δὲ.. ἄ. ὁ κτείνας ᾖ Pl Lg. 874a; of troops, ἄ. τοῖς πολεμίοις X. Cyr. 6.3.13; εἰς τὸ ἄ. ἀποκρύπτειν Id. Eq.Mag. 5.7. II mostly of things, ἄ. θάνατοι death by an unknown hand, S. OT 496; ἄ. ἔχθρα secret enmity, Th. 8.108; ῥεῖ πᾶν ἄδηλον melts all to nothing, S. Tr. 698; inscrutable, E. Or. 1318. neut., ἄδηλόν [ἐστι] εἰ.. it is uncertain whether.., Pl. Phdr. 232e, al.; ἄ. μή.. Id. Phd. 91d: abs., ἄ. ὄν Th. 1.2; ἐν ἀδήλῳ εἶναι Antipho 5.6; ἐν ἀδηλοτέρῳ εἶναι X. HG 7.5.8; ἐξ ἀδήλου ἔρχεται [σελήνη] S. Fr. 871.5; also . agreeing with the subject (like δίκαιός εἰμι), παῖδες ἄ. ὁποτέρων, = ἄδηλον ὁποτέρων παῖδές εἰσιν, Lys. 1.33; ἀδήλοις.. πῶς ἀποβήσεται, = ἃ ἄ. ἐστι πῶς ἀ., Arist. EN 1112b9, cf. X. Mem. 1.1.6.

2. not evident to sense, ὄψις τῶν ἀ. τὰ φαινόμενα Anaxag. 21a, cf. Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.6U.; opp. φανερόν, Phld. Sign. 6, al.; opp. ἐναργές, ib. 14, cf. Diog.Oen. 8.

3. unintelligible, φωνή 1 Corinthians 14:8.

4. unproved, Stoic. 2.89. III Adv. -λως secretly, Th. 1.92, etc.: Sup. -ότατα Id. 7.50.

-δηλος , -ον

(<δῆλος )

[in LXX: (Psalms 51:6) (H987);]

1. unseen, unobserved, not manifest (Ps, l.c.): Luke 11:44.

2. uncertain, indistinct: 1 Corinthians 14:8.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Lond 940.23 (A.D. 226) ( = III. p. 118) ἀδήλου ὄντος εἰ ὑμεῖν διαφέρει ἡ κληρονομία, P Oxy I. 118.5 f. (late iii/A.D.) διὰ τὸ ἄδηλον τῆς ὁδοιπορίας.


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αδηλα άδηλα ἄδηλα αδηλον άδηλον ἄδηλον adela adēla ádela ádēla adelon adēlon ádelon ádēlon
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