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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1838 - ἕξις

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Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a habit whether of body or mind
  2. a power acquired by custom, practice, use
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἕξις, εως, ἡ, (ἔχω):


1. (ἔχω trans.) having, being in possession of, possession, ἐπιστήμης ἕ., opp. κτῆσις, Pl. Tht. 197b; νοῦ Id. Cra. 414b; ἡ τῶν ὅπλων Id. Lg. 625c, cf. R. 433e, Sph. 247a, al., Arist. Metaph. 1022b4; opp. στέρησις, ib. 1055b13, S.E. P. 3.49.

2. in surgery, posture, Hp. Off. 3; ἕ. ἢ θέσις ib. 15.

II (ἔχω intr.) a being in a certain state, a permanent condition as produced by practice (πρᾶξις), diff. from σχέσις (which is alterable) (v. infr.):

1 state or habit of body, Id. Aph. 2.34, cf. Pl. Tht. 153b; ἕ. ὑγιεινή (so also X. Mem. 1.2.4), opp. διάθεσις ἀθλητική, Hp. Alim. 34; σχέσις καὶ ἕ. καὶ ἡλικίη Id. Mochl. 41; ἡ φύσις καὶ ἡ ἕ. Id. Acut. 43: pl., Thphr. Sens. 69: generally, condition, ἐν ἕξει τοῦ δρᾶν D.H. Comp. 25; ἕ. λεπτὴ κατὰ τοῦτο τὸ μέρος Hp. Art. 12; τῷ θερμὴν ἕ. ἔχοντι Polystr. p.26W.; outward appearance, ἡ ἕ. τοῦ σώματος κρείσσων LXX Daniel 1:15, cf. 1 Samuel 16:7, Sm. La. 4.7; habit of a vine, Thphr. CP 3.14.5; of material objects, ὑπὸ μιᾶς ἕξεως συνέχεσθαι S.E. M. 7.102, cf. Ph. 2.511, Stoic. 2.124,al. medic., the system, Ath. 2.45e, Mnesith. ib. 54b, Paul.Aeg. 3.59.

2. state or habit of mind, ἕ. κακίης Democr. 184; τὰς φύσεις τε καὶ ἕξεις τῶν ψυχῶν Pl. Lg. 650b, etc.; ἡ ἐν τῇ ψυχῇ ἕ., opp. ἡ τῶν σωμάτων ἕ., Id. Tht. l.c.; πονηρᾶς ψυχῆς ἕξει ib. 167b; λαμβάνειν ἕξιν τιμιωτέραν Id. R. 591b. esp. acquired habit, opp. ἐνέργεια, Arist. EN 1098b33,al.

3. trained habit, skill, Pl. Phdr. 268e, Arist. Pr. 955b1, Plb. 10.47.7, D.S. 2.29; τέχνη defined as ἕ. ἢ διάθεσις ἀπὸ παρατηρήσεως Phld. Rh. 1.69S.; ἄκρα ἕ. D.H. Comp. 11: c. gen., τὴν τῶν Ἰουδαϊκῶν γραμμάτων ἕξιν Aristeas 121; ἕ. πολιτικῶν λόγων Phld. Rh. 2.35 S. (Almost confined to Prose, but cf. Orph. A. 391.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξις , -εως ,

(< ἔχω ),

[in LXX, cf. Sir, prol.9;]

habit, use, experience: Hebrews 5:14.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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έξει έξεως εξιν έξιν ἕξιν έξις εξισούμενον exin hexin héxin
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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