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Strong's #2121 - εὔκαιρος

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

εὔκαιρ-ος, ον,

I well-timed, seasonable, λόγος Philem. 113; θάνατος Com.Adesp. 116; ὕδατα (rainfall) Thphr. HP 8.7.6; nihil - ότερον epistula tua, Cic. Att. 4.7.1: c. inf., χὥ τι σοι λέγειν εὔκαιρόν ἐστι S. OC 32, cf. Epicur. Nat. 28.4; - ότερον ἔσται διελθεῖν J. AJ 12.9.7; τὸ εὔκαιρον, = cross εὐκαιρία, D.H. Din. 7; τὸ μέτριον καὶ τὸ εὔ. ἐν ἡδοναῖς Aristo Stoic. 1.86; εὔκαιρον ἀείσας in season, Pl. Epigr. 5.5.

II of places, convenient, well situated, τόποι PPetr. 2p.28 (iii B.C., Sup.), cf. Plb. 4.38.1 (Sup.), D.S. 1.63, etc.


1. rich, wealthy, dub.l. in St. Byz.s.v. cross Χαττηνία. Adv. - ρως seasonably, opportunely, Hp. Medic. 3, Nico 1, PCair.Zen. 38.28 (iii B.C.), al., etc.; εὐ. χρῆσθαί τινι Isoc. 5.143; εὐ. ἔχειν πρός τι Id. 11.12, Arist. HA 582a28; favourably, propitiously, PCair.Zen. 46 (iii B.C.), POxy. 2086r. 6 (ii A.D., εὐκερως Pap.): Comp. - ότερον Pl. Phd. 78a: Sup. - ότατα Plb. 5.63.13.

2. οὐκ-ρως ἔχειν to have no leisure, Id. 5.26.10.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὔκαιρος, εὔκαιρον (εὖ and καιρός), seasonable, timely, opportune: βοήθεια, Hebrews 4:16; ἡμέρας εὐκαίρου, a convenient day, Mark 6:21. (2 Macc. 14:29; (Psalm 103:27 (); Sophocles O. C. 32); Theophrastus, Polybius, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὔ -καιρος , -ον ,

[in LXX: Psalms 104:27 (H6256), 2 Maccabees 14:29; 2 Maccabees 15:20-21, 3 Maccabees 4:11; 3 Maccabees 5:44*;]

timely, seasonable, suitable (Cremer, 740): ἡμέρα , Mark 6:21 (or empty, as in Byz. and MGr.; v. MM, Exp., xiv); βοήθεια , Hebrews 4:16.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

OGIS 762.4 (ii/B.C.) βοηθείτω κατὰ τὸ εὔκαιρον, Michel 164.25 (c. B.C. 140) μερίσαι Ἀπολλωνίωι ξένιον ὅσον ἂν αὐτοῖς εὔκαιρον εἶ [ν ]αι φαίνηται. The superlative is found in P Petr II. 12 (1).15 (B.C. 241) μεταθεῖναι τοὺς βωμοὺς ἐπὶ τοὺς εὐκαιροτάτους τόπους καὶ ἐπιφανεστάτους ἐπὶ τῶν δωμάτων, ";to remove the altars to the most convenient and conspicuous place on the houses"; (Ed.). It maybe mentioned that Pallis A Few Notes, p. 11 regards the adj. in Mk in 6.21 γενομένης ἡμέρας εὐκαίρου, as = an ";empty"; day, a day without work, a festival; the meaning is supported from Byzantine (see Sophocles Lex. s.v.) and modern Greek.


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List of Word Forms
ευκαιρον εύκαιρον εὔκαιρον ευκαιρου ευκαίρου εὐκαίρου eukairon eúkairon eukairou eukaírou
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