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Strong's #2217 - ζόφος

Transliteration
zóphos
Phonetics
dzof'-os
Origin
akin to the base of (G3509)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
TDNT
None
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  1. darkness, blackness
    1. used of the darkness of the nether world
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ζόφος, ὁ,

I

1. nether darkness, ἱεμένων Ἔρεβόσδε ὑπὸ ζόφον Od. 20.356, cf. 11.155, Il. 21.56, Judges 1:6; Ἀΐδης δ' ἔλαχε ζόφον ἠερόεντα obtained the realms of gloom for his share, Il. 15.191, cf. Od. 11.57, h.Cer. 402, 446, etc.; γῆς ὑπὸ ζόφον A. Pers. 839.

2. generally, gloom, darkness, Hes. Sc. 227, Plb. 18.20.7, Arist. Mu. 400a8, Hebrews 12:18, Plu. Alc. 28, Luc. DMort. 15.2; χειμέριος ζ. the gloom of winter, Pi. I. 4(3).18: metaph., τῆς ψυχῆς.. ζ. Plu. 2.48c.

II the dark quarter, i.e. the West, ἤδη γὰρ φάος οἴχεθ' ὑπὸ ζόφον Od. 3.335; οὐ γὰρ ἴδμεν ὅπῃ ζ. οὐδ' ὅπῃ ἠώς 10.190; ποτὶ ζόφον, opp. πρὸς ἠῶ τ' ἠέλιόν τε, Il. 12.240, Od. 13.241, 9.26 (the North acc. to Str. 10.2.12); Γαδείρων τὸ πρὸς ζόφον to the west of.., Pi. N. 4.69. Poet. and later Prose. (Prob. cogn. with ζέφυρος.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ζόφος, ζόφου, (akin to γνόφος, δνόφος, νέφος, κνέφας, see Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. ii., p. 266 (Fishlake's translation, p. 378); cf. Curtius, p. 706), darkness, blackness: Hebrews 12:18 L T Tr WH; as in Homer Iliad 15, 191; 21, 56, etc., used of the darkness of the nether world (cf. Grimm on Wis. 17:14), 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; ζόφος τοῦ σκότους (cf. חֹשֶׁך־אֲפֵלָה, Exodus 10:22), the blackness of (i. e. the densest) darkness, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13. (Cf. Trench, § c.)


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ζόφος , -ου ,

(akin to γνόφος , q.v.),

[in Sm.: Exodus 10:22, Job 28:3, Psalms 11:2; Psalms 91:6, Isaiah 59:9*;]

in Hom, the gloom of the under-world; hence, darkness, deep gloom (poët. and late prose writers): Hebrews 12:18, 2 Peter 2:4; 2 Peter 2:17, Judges 1:6; Judges 1:13.†

ὁμίχλη , -ης , ,

[in LXX for H6205, etc.;]

a mist: 2 Peter 2:17

SYN.: νέφος G3509, νεφέλη G3507, both thicker than .


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

For the corresponding adj. see Vett. Val. p. 312.32 διὰ τὸ ζοφῶδες τοῦ ἀέρος. The subst. is cited by Thumb (Hellen. pp. 218, 225) as amongst the ";poetic"; words, which have passed into general use in the Κοινή. MGr ζοφός, ";dark.";

 


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
ζοφον ζόφον ζοφος ζόφος ζοφου ζόφου ζοφω ζόφῳ zopho zophō zóphoi zóphōi zophon zóphon zophos zóphos zophou zóphou
 
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