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Strong's #206 - ἄκρον

Root Word (Etymology)
neuter of an adj. probably akin to the base of (G188)
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  1. the farthest bounds, uttermost parts, end, highest, extreme
    1. of the earth
    2. of heaven
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 657 ‑ אֶפֶס (eh'‑fes);  931 ‑ בֹּהֶן (bo'‑hen);  3411 ‑ יְרֵכָה (yer‑ay‑kaw');  3671 ‑ כָּנָף (kaw‑nawf');  5490 ‑ סוֹף (sofe);  7079 ‑ קְנָת (ken‑awth');  7218 ‑ רֹאשׁ (roshe);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄκρον, ον, τό,

(neut. of ἄκρος) like cross ἄκρα, highest or farthest point:


1 mountain top, peak, Γάργαρον ἄκρον Ἴδης Il. 14.292; ἄκρον ὑπερβαλέειν Od. 11.597; τὰ ἄκρα heights, Hdt. 6.100, Pl. Criti. 110e, etc. ἄκρα νάων ships' tops, Alc. Supp. 12.9.

2. headland, cape, Σούνιον ἄκρον Ἀθηνέων Od. 3.278.

3. end, extremity, τὰ ἄ. τῆς θαλάσσης, [τοῦἀέρος ], Pl. Phd. 109d, 109e; ἄκρα χειρῶν hands, Luc. Im. 6; ἐξ ἄκρων at the end, Ar. Fr. 29; ἐξ ἄκρου Com.Adesp. 398; ἐπ' ἄκροις Pl. Sph. 220d: border, frontier, Plb. 1.42.2.

II metaph.,

1. highest pitch, height, πανδοξίας ἄκρον Pi. N. 1.11; εἰς ἄκρον ἀνδρείας ἱκέσθαι to highest pitch, Simon. 58; εἰς ἄκρον ἁδύς exceedingly, Theoc. 14.61; ἐπ' ἄκρον ἀφικέσθαι, ἐλθεῖν, Pl. Plt. 268e, Ti. 20a; πρὸς ἄκρῳ γενέσθαι Id. Phdr. 247b; ἄκρον ἔχων σοφίης Epigr.Gr. 442 (Nabataea); ἄκρον ἐρώτων εἰδότος, ἄκρα μάχας AP 7.448 (Leon.): — ἄκρα, τά, heights, highest point, οὔτοι ποθ' ἥξει (sic) τῶν ἄκρων ἄνευ πόνου S. Fr. 397; ἄκρα φέρεσθαι win prize, Theoc. 12.31; ἄκρα φέρουσ' ἀρετῆς ὑμῖν Epigr.Gr. 224.2 (Samos).

2. of persons, Ἄργεος ἄκρα Πελασγοί pride of Argos, Theoc. 15.142.

III δρυὸς ἄκρα, = cross ἀκρόδρυα, ib. 112. in Logic of Arist. τὰ ἄκρα are major and minor terms of syllogism, opp. to μέσον or middle, APr. 25b36, al. extremes in a proportion, Id. EN 1133b2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄκρος, , (ἀκή point (see ἀκμή)) (from Homer down), highest, extreme; τό ἄκρον the topmost point, the extremity (cf. Buttmann, 94 (82)): Luke 16:24; Hebrews 11:21 (see προσκυνέω, a. at the end); ἄκρα, ἄκρον γῆς, οὐρανοῦ, the farthest bounds, uttermost parts, end, of the earth, of heaven: Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; cf. Deuteronomy 4:32; Deuteronomy 28:64; Isaiah 13:5; Jeremiah 12:12.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἄκρος , -α , -ον ,

[in LXX for H7100, H931, etc.;]

highest, extreme; as subst., τὸ ἄ ., the top, extremity: Mark 13:27, Luke 16:24, Hebrews 11:21; pl. (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.), Matthew 24:31.†

ἄκρον , -ου , τό , see ἄκρος .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt II. 380.17 (i/A.D.) οὐλὴ ὀφρύει δεξίᾳ ἄκρᾳ, ";a scar at the tip of the right eyebrow,"; P Oxy I. 43 (verso) i..17 (iii/A.D.) ἐπ᾽ ἄκρῳ ῥύμης Σεύθου. In P Oxy I. 108i. 3 (A.D. 183 or 215), the meat bill of a cook, ἄκρα β ̄are translated by the editors ";two trotters."; Cf. Preisigke 358.4 (iii/B.C.) τὸ ἄκρον τῆς σκιᾶς , of the shadows on a sundial, and Syll 804.9 (? ii/A.D.) κιτρίου προλαμβάνειν ( = ";eat,"; see s.v.) τὰ ἄκρα : ib. 425.7, .9 (iii/B.C.) κατὰ τῶν ἄκρων , ";down the heights"; (as often).




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List of Word Forms
άκρα ακρον άκρον ἄκρον ακροτόμοις ακρότομον ακροτόμου ακροτόμω ακρου άκρου ἄκρου άκρω ακρων άκρων ἄκρων άρκον akron akrōn ákron ákrōn akrou ákrou
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