Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1810 - ἐξαίφνης
Adv. on a sudden, Il. 17.738, 21.14, Pi. O. 9.52, A. Pr. 1077 (anap.), S. OC 1610, etc.: c. part., ψυχὴν θεωρεῖν ἐ. ἀποθανόντος ἑκάστου the moment that he is dead, Pl. Grg. 523e; ἀκούσαντι ἐ. at first hearing, Id. Cra. 396b: c. Art., τό γ' ἐ. D. 18.153; but τὸ ἐ. the instantaneous, that which is between motion and rest, and not in the time-series, Pl. Prm. 156d; but, = τὸ ἐν ἀναισθήτῳ χρόνῳ διὰ μικρότητα ἐκστάν, Arist. Ph. 222b15.
(WH, ἐξέφνης , exc. Acts 22:6; v. App., p. 151, and cf. M, Pr., 35), adv.
(< ἄφνω ),
[in LXX chiefly for H6597;]
suddenly Mark 13:36, Luke 2:13; Luke 9:39, Acts 9:3; Acts 22:6.†
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For the form ἐξαίφνης, which is read by WH only in Acts 22:6 (cf. Notes, 2 p. 158), see P Par 51.8 (B.C. 160) (= Selections, p. 19) καὶ ἐξαί [φνης ] ἀνύγω τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου, and PSI III. 184.5 (A.D. 292) περὶ ἕκτην ὥραν ἐξαίφνης καύματος ἐνόντος πῦρ κτλ. The very fragmentary letter P Giss I. 86 (ii/A.D.) shows ὅτι ἐξέφνης ἀπέστιλας : so P Flor II. 175.7 (A.D. 255). In Cagnat III. 1145.4 we have ἐξεφάνης. On the ease with which αι and ε would be interchanged by the scribes, see Proleg. p. 35. MGr ἔξαφνα, ἄξαφνα, ξάφνω, with ξαφνίζω, ";frighten,"; ";surprise.";
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