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Strong's #2119 - εὐκαιρέω

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  1. to have opportunity
  2. to have leisure
  3. to do something
  4. to give one's time to a thing
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(late, acc. to Phryn. 103),

I have opportunity, leisure or time, PSI 4.342.2 (iii B.C.), Plb. 20.9.4, 1 Corinthians 16:12, etc.: c. inf., οὐδὲ φαγεῖν ηὐκαίρουν Mark 6:31, cf. Plu. 2.223d, Luc. Am. 33; τοῦ διαβῆναι PEleph. 29.7 (iii B.C.).

II τινι or εἴς τι, devote one's leisure to a thing, εὐ. τοῖς ἀθανάτοις ἑαυτοῦ Chio 16.6; εὐ. εἰς οὐδὲν ἕτερον ἢ.. Acts 17:21.


1. enjoy good times, prosper, Plb. 4.60.10; τοῖς βίοις Id. 32.5.12: in this sense also εὐκαιρέομαι, Posidon. 59 J.

2. to be timely, Phld. Rh. 2.64 S., Epicur. (?) Oxy. 215ii2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐκαιρέω, ἐυκαίρω: imperfect εὐκαίρουν (so L T Tr WH in Mark 6:31; R G in Acts 17:21) and ηὐκαίρουν (R G in Mark, the passage cited; L T Tr WH in Acts, the passage cited) (between which the manuscripts vary, see εὐδοκέω, at the beginning); 1 aorist subjunctive ἐυκαιρήσω; (εὔκαιρος); a later word, from Polybius onward (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 125f; (Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 205; Sophocles Lexicon, under the word)); to have opportunity: 1 Corinthians 16:12; to have leisure, followed by an infinitive, to do something, Mark 6:31 ((Plutarch, ii., p. 223 d. Cleomedes (?) Anax. § 9)); to give one's time to a thing, εἰς τί, Acts 17:21.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† εὐκαιρέω , -

(= cl., εὖ σχολῆς ἔχειν ; used by Polyb. and Philo; cf. Rutherford, NPhr. 205; MM, Exp., xiv),

to have leisure or opportunity: 1 Corinthians 16:12; c. inf., Mark 6:31; seq. εἰς , to devote one's leisure to, Acts 17:21.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The idea of ";favourable opportunity"; underlying the word comes out well in P Eleph 29.7 ἐὰν δὲ μὴ εὐκαιρῇς τ ̣[ο ]ῦ διαβῆναι, P Par 46.18 (B.C. 153) (= Witkowski.2, p. 87) αὐτὸς δέ, ὡς ἂν (cf. Romans 15:24, 1 Corinthians 11:34, Philippians 2:23) εὐκαιρήσω, παραχρῆμα παρέσομαι πρὸς σέ, P Giss I. 67.14 (ii/A.D.) ̣ὰν εὐκαιρήσ ̣ῃ Ἠ ̣ράκλειο ̣ς ̣ καὶ ἀρετήση ̣ται αὐτοῦ, BGU IV. 1035.12 (1st half v/A.D.) Θεὸς οἶδεν ὁ.μόνος [ ]ὰν οὐκ εὐκέρημε (l. ηὐκαίρημαι) εἰς Ὀξυρύγχων κακὸν ειχι (l. ἄγχι ?) γενέσθαι, and Michel 1499 B. .4 (B.C. 171) τ [οῖς πρεσβευτα ]ῖς ἐλθοῦσιν συνέθηκεν, καίπερ οὐκ εὐκαιρῶν. For the meaning ";have time or leisure,"; as in Mark 6:31 and MGr εὐκαιρέζω, see PSI IV. 425.29 (iii/B.C.) εἰ δὲ μὴ εὐκαιρεῖ τις τῶν παρά σοι γραμματέων, ἀπόστειλόν μοι κτλ. : a different meaning is found in ib. 392.9 (B.C. 242–1) δοὺς Ἀμμων ̣ι ̣ωι τῶι κεκομικότι σοι τὴν ἐπιστολὴν ὅσον ἄν ποτε εὐκαιρῆις, where the editor renders ";quanto puoi senza disturbo.";


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List of Word Forms
ευκαιρηση ευκαιρήση εὐκαιρήσῃ ευκαιρουν εὐκαίρουν ηυκαιρουν ηυκαίρουν ηὐκαίρουν eukairese eukairēsē eukairḗsei eukairḗsēi eukairoun eukaíroun ēukairoun eykaíroun ēykaíroun
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