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Strong's #2120 - εὐκαιρία

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  1. seasonable time, opportunity
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Strong #: 6256 ‑ עֵת (ayth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -ιη, ἡ,

I good season, opportunity, τὴν εὐ. διαφυλάττειν Isoc. 12.34; ἀπολαύειν τῆς εὐ. Phld. D. 3 Fr. 89; εὐκαιρίαν ζητεῖν ἵνα.. Matthew 26:16; εὐ. τοῦ ἐλθεῖν PMich. in Class.Phil. 22.250 (ii A.D.); leisure, Hp. 17, 23; κατὰ πολλὴν εὐ. καὶ σχολήν D.H. Comp. 23 a usage condemned by Phot. and Suid.s.v. σχολή.


1. appropriateness, opp. ἀκαιρία, Pl. Phdr. 272a; μεταφορᾶς, στίχων, Plu. 2.16b,736f.

2. convenient situation, τῶν πόλεων Plb. 16.29.3, cf. 4.44.11, Ph. 1.4.

3. opportune supply, ὑδάτων, of rainfall or irrigation, Thphr. CP 3.23.4 (pl.), D.S. 1.52.

III wealth, prosperity, αἱ τῶν βίων εὐ. Plb. 1.59.7, cf. 13.9.2 (cj.), etc.; εὐ. οὐκ ἔχει he has no property, BGU 665ii4 (i A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐκαιρία, εὐκαιρίας, (εὔκαιρος), seasonable time, opportunity: ζητεῖν εὐκαιρίαν, followed by (ἵνα Buttmann, 237 (205)), Matthew 26:16; (Luke 22:6 Lachmann marginal reading); by τοῦ with an infinitive Luke 22:6. (the Sept.; in Greek writings first in Plato, Phaedr., p. 272 a.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐκαιρία , -ας ,

(< εὔκαιρος ),

[in LXX: Psalms 9:10 (v. Soph., Lex., s.v.) Psalms 10:1; Psalms 145:15 (H6256), Sirach 38:24, 1 Maccabees 11:42*;]

fitting time, opportunity: seq. ἵνα , Matthew 26:16; τοῦ , c. inf., Luke 22:6.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

εὐκαιρία is found, as in Matthew 26:16, Luke 22:6, in BGU II. 665 ii. 4 (i/A.D.) εὐκαι [ρί ]αν δὲ οὐκ ἔχει, ib. I. 46.18 (A.D. 193) ἐὰν εὐκαιρίας τύχω τοῦ εὑρεῖν, ἀποσπάσω, P Oxy I. 123.3 (iii/iv. A.D.) εὐκαιρη (l. ία) τις καὶ νῦν τοῦ ἀνερχομένου πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ib. X. 1300.2 (v/A.D.) εὐκερίαν εὑρὼν διὰ τοῦτον (l. εὐκαιρίαν εὗρον διὰ τούτων) μου τῶν γραμμάτων τὰ πολλὰ προσαγορεῦσαί σε. The word is MGr.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ευκαιρία ευκαιρίαις ευκαιριαν ευκαιρίαν εὐκαιρίαν eukairian eukairían
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