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Strong's #1222 - δήπου

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  1. it is used when something is affirmed in a slightly ironical manner, as if with an pretence of uncertainty
    1. perhaps
    2. doubtless
    3. verily
    4. truly
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


indef. Adv. (better written δή που)

I perhaps, it may be, ᾧ δή που ἀδελφεὸν ἔκτανε Il. 24.736: in Trag. and Att. usu. doubtless, I presume, οὐ δήπου τλητόν A. Pr. 1064; τῶν Ααΐου δ. τις ὠνομάζετο S. OT 1042, cf. Ar. Pl. 491, 582, Th. 1.121, etc.; ἴστε γὰρ δή που, μέμνησθε γὰρ δή που, D. 2.25, 19.113, cf. 18.249; σχεδὸν ἴσμεν ἅπαντες δή που Id. 3.9; οὐδεὶς ἀγνοεῖ δή που Id. 21.156.

II asinterrog. implying an affirm. answer, τὴν αἰχμάλωτον κάτοισθα δή που; i.e. I presume you know, S. Tr. 418; ἀνόμοιον δή που Pl. Tht. 159b; οὐ δή που; surely it is not so? implying a neg. answer, as Ar. Ra. 526, Pl. Men. 73c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δήπου (L WH δή ποῦ; cf. Lipsius, Gram. Untersuch., p. 123f), adverb (from δή and ποῦ), properly, now in some way, whatever that way is; it is used when something is affirmed in a slightly ironical manner, as if with an affectation of uncertainty, perhaps, doubtless, verily: οὐ δήπου, not surely (German doch nicht etwa), hardly I trow; (cf. Rost in Passow, i., p. 613{b}; Klotz ad Devar. ii. 2, p. 427f.). Once in Scripture: Hebrews 2:16.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* δή -που

(WH, δή που ),

indef. adv.,

mostly in sense of surely, of course, we know: Hebrews 2:16 T (WH, δή που ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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