Attention!
StudyLight.org has pledged to build one church a year in Uganda. Help us double that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2235 - ἤδη

Transliteration
ḗdē
Phonetics
ay'-day
Origin
apparently from (G2228) (or possibly (G2229)) and (G1211)
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. now, already
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (59)
Matthew
7
Mark
8
Luke
8
John
16
Acts
3
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
2
NAS (60)
Matthew
7
Mark
10
Luke
7
John
17
Acts
3
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
2
HCS (54)
Matthew
7
Mark
8
Luke
6
John
14
Acts
3
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
2
BSB (61)
Matthew
7
Mark
8
Luke
10
John
16
Acts
3
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
2
ESV (48)
Matthew
5
Mark
5
Luke
5
John
14
Acts
3
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
3
Philippians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
2
WEB (60)
Matthew
7
Mark
8
Luke
8
John
16
Acts
3
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἤδη,

Adv.:

I

1 already, by this time, νὺξ ἤ. τελέθει 'tis already night, Il. 7.282; ἤ. Τρώεσσιν ὀλέθρου πείρατ' ἐφῆπται ib. 402: with numerals, ἤ. γὰρ τρίτον ἔτος Od. 2.89; τρίτην ἤ. ἡμέραν Pl. Prt. 309d; ἔτος τόδ' ἤ. δέκατον S. Ph. 312; ἦν δ' ἦμαρ ἤ. δεύτερον ib. 354; τελοῦντες ἕκτον ἕβδομόν τ' ἤ. δρόμον Id. El. 726; ἤ. γὰρ πολὺς ἐκτέταται χρόνος Id. Aj. 1402.

2. forthwith, immediately, φρονέω δὲ διακρινθήμεναι ἤ. Ἁργείους καὶ Τρῶας Il. 3.98; λέξον νῦν με τάχιστα, ὄφρα καὶ ἤδη.. ταρπώμεθα κοιμηθέντες Il. 24.635, cf. Od. 4.294; ἤ. νῦν.. μεγάλ' εὔχεο Il. 16.844; στείχοις ἂν ἤ. S. Tr. 624; ἤδη.. στέλλεσθε; Id. Ph. 466; μετὰ τοῦτ' ἤ. Ar. Th. 655; ἤ. ποτέ now at length, Mitteis Chr. 87.8 (ii A.D.); on the verso of a letter, urgent, immediate, PCair. Zen. 154 (iii B.C.); ἤ. ἤ. ταχὺ ταχύ PMag.Osl. 1.319.

3. opp. to the future or past, actually, now, οὐκ ὄναρ, ἀλλ' ὕπαρ ἤ. Od. 20.90; τοῖς μὲν γὰρ ἤ., τοῖς δ' ἐν ὑστέρῳ χρόνῳ S. OC 614; οἱ μὲν τάχ', οἱ δ' ἐσαῦθις, οἱ δ' ἤ. E. Supp. 551; οὐ τάχ', ἀλλ' ἤ. Ar. Ra. 527; ἡ ἤ. χάρις present favour, D. 23.134; τὸ ἤ. κολάζειν X. An. 7.7.24.

4. of logical proximity, ἤ. γὰρ ἂν προστίθεσθαι Pl. Tht. 201e; τὰ ἐκ τούτων ἤ. συγκείμενα ib. 202b; πᾶς ἤ. ἂν εὕροι Id. R. 398c; ἃν σὺ ὁμολογήσῃς, ταῦτ' ἤ. ἐστὶν αὐτὰ τἀληθῆ Id. Grg. 486e; τοῦτο τοὔπος δεινὸν ἤ. Ar. Ach. 315; τὰ πάντα τὰ πράγματα διαφθείραντα ταῦτ' ἐστὶν ἤ. D. 19.19. καὶ ἤ. and further, as well, ἐμέ τε καὶ σὲ καὶ τα[]λλ' ἤ. Pl. Tht. 159b, cf. S.E. P. 1.53, 219, etc. for instance, Aen. Tact. 4.1, 10.25. only then, then and not before, τότ' ἤδη A. Pr. 911, Isoc. 12.25, Ephesians 6:9; ἐνταῦθ' ἤ. Aeschin. 3.140; κακοπαθοῦντες ἤ. τῶν λόγων ἅπτονται Th. 1.78.

5. with Sup., ὦ πάντων ἀνδρῶν ἤ. μάλιστα.. κτησάμενε up to this time, Hdt. 8.106; μέγιστος ἤ. διάπλους Th. 6.31: with Comp., ἤδη.. λόγου μέζων Hdt. 2.148.

II joined with other words of time, ἤ. νῦν now already, Il. 1.456, A. Ag. 1578; νῦν ἤ. Od. 23.54, S. Ant. 801 (anap.); ἤ. ποτέ Il. 1.260, S. Aj. 1142, Ar. Nu. 346; ποτ' ἤ. A. Eu. 50; ἤ. πώποτε Eup. 214, Pl. R. 493d; πάλαι ἤ. S. OC 510 (lyr.); ἤ. τότε even then, Pl. R. 417b; ἐπεὶ ἤ. Od. 4.260; εἰ ἤ. Il. 22.52; τὸ τηνίκ' ἤ. S. OC 440; τὸ λοιπὸν ἤ. Id. Ph. 454; ἄλλοτε ἤ. πολλάκις Pl. R. 507a; ἤ. γε even now, D. 19.52.

III of place, ἀπὸ ταύτης ἤ. Αἴγυπτος after this Egypt begins, Hdt. 3.5, cf. 2.15, 4.99, E. Hipp. 1200; Φωκεῦσιν ἤ. ὅμορος ἡ Βοιωτία ἐστίν Th. 3.95. (In general, cf. Arist. Ph. 222b7.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἤδη ,

adv.,

in NT, always of time; now, already: Matthew 3:10, Mark 4:37, Luke 7:6, John 4:36, al.; νῦν . . . ., now already, 1 John 4:3; . ποτέ , now at length, c. fut., Romans 1:10 (cf. ἄρτι ).


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 idea of ";logical proximity and immediateness"; (cf. Bäumlein Griech. Partikeln, p. 138 ff.) which underlies this word and is perhaps to be seen in 1 Corinthians 6:7 (cf. Ellicott ad l.), we may cite the common use of the adverb in magical incantations, e.g. P Par 574.1245 (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 114) ἔξελθε, δαῖμον, . . . καὶ ἀπόστηθι ἀπὸ τοῦ δ (ε) (να) ἄρτι ἄρτι ἤδη, P Lond 121.873 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 96) ἐν [τ ]ῇ ἄρτι ὤρᾳ ἤδη ἤδη ταχὺ ταχύ : see also Deissmann BS, p. 289, Archiv i. p. 426. Other examples of the word are P Fay 109.4 (early i/A.D.) τοὺς τρεῖς στατῆρες (l. ας) οὓς εἴρηκέ σοι Σέλευκος δῶναί μοι ἤδη δὸς Κλέωνι, ";the three staters which S. told you to give me, now give to C.,"; P Ryl II. 77.46 (A.D. 192) κα [ ] ὀφείλει στεφῆναι, ἤδη γὰρ ἡ ἀρχὴ ἀδιάπτωτός ἐστιν τῇ πόλ (ει), ";and he ought to be crowned, for the office is now secured to the city"; (Edd.). For ἤδη οὖν see P Tebt II. 423.4 (early iii/A.D.) ε ̣̀μ ̣αθον εἰληφότα παρ᾽ Ἀματί [ο ]υ τὸν ἄρακα. ἤδη οὖν ὡς δι [ε ]τάγη χωρησάτω εἰς τὴν Τ ̣βεκλ ̣υ ̣̑τιν ̣ χορτάρακός τε καὶ ἄρακος μ [ο ]ν ̣α ̣χὸς ε ̣ἰς σπέρματα, ";I have learned that you have received the aracus from Amatius. Now therefore, as was ordered, let the grass-aracus and the aracus go alone to Tbeklutis for seed,"; and for ἤδη ποτέ, ";now at length,"; as in Romans 1:10 (";some near day at last,"; SH), Philippians 4:10, see the ostrakon from Thebes of A.D. 192 published in LAE, p. 186 (= Meyer Ostr 57.6) καὶ ἤδη ποτὲ δὸς τῇ ἐμῇ παιδίσκῃ τὰς τοῦ πυ (ροῦ), ";and now at length give my maid the (artabae) of wheat"; : cf. also Epict iii. 24. 9 οὐκ ἀπογαλακτίσομεν ἤδη ποθ᾽ ἑαυτούς;

 

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
ηδη ήδη ἤδη πάλαι ede ēdē ḗde ḗdē palai pálai
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
Search for…
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
ἡδέως
Next Entry
ἥδιστα