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Strong's #2713 - κατέναντι

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. over against, opposite before
  2. metaph. before one i.e. he being judge
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Mark 3
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Mark 3
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Matthew 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From G2596 and G1725

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατέναντι, adverb; not found in secular authors (Winers Grammar, 102 (97)); in the Sept. mostly for נֶגֶד, לְנֶגֶד, לִפְנֵי (see ἔναντι and ἀπέναντι); properly, over against, opposite, before: followed by the genitive (Buttmann, 319 (273); cf. Winer's Grammar, § 54,6), Mark 11:2; Mark 12:41 (Tr text WH marginal reading ἀπέναντι); Mark 13:3, and L T Tr WIt in Matthew 21:2; L Tr WH text also in Matthew 27:24; κατέναντι κώμη, the village opposite, Luke 19:30. Metaphorically, with the genitive of person, belove one i. e. he being judge (see ἐνώπιον (especially 2 e. and 1 c.)): τοῦ Θεοῦ, Romans 4:17 (which, by a kind of attraction somewhat rare, is to be resolved κατέναντι Θεοῦ, ἐπίστευσε, who is the father of us all according to the judgment and appointment of God, whom he believed, the words καθώς ... τέθεικά forming a parenthesis; cf. Fritzsche at the passage; (Buttmann, 287 (247); but others resolve it, κατέναντι τοῦ Θεοῦ κατέναντι οὗ ἐπίστευσε, cf. Meyer (per contra edition Weiss) at the passage; Winers Grammar, 164 (155))); or, he being witness (in the sight of): τοῦ Θεοῦ, L T Tr WH in 2 Corinthians 2:17 and .

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατέναντι ,


[in LXX chiefly for H5048, H6440, Genesis 7:1, etc.;]

over against, opposite, before: , κ . κώμη , Luke 19:30; as prep., c. gen., Matthew 21:2; Matthew 27:24 (ἀπ -, WH, mg.), Mark 11:2; Mark 12:41 (ἀπ -, WH, mg.) Mark 13:3; metaph., before, seq. θεοῦ , Romans 4:17, 2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Corinthians 12:19.†

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

The usage of κατέναντι (for form see Proleg. p. 99) c. gen. = ";opposite,"; ";over against,"; as in Mark 12:41; Mark 13:3 al., 1 Maccabees 2:41, is not so unknown to ";profane"; Greek, as Grimm-Thayer (s.v.) would lead us to suppose. Thus Rouffiac (Recherches, p. 34) quotes from Priene 37.170 (ii/B.C.) with reference to a treaty made—κατέναντι τοῦ ὄρευς, and in P Par 50.11 (B.C. 160) we read of a woman seated on the sand with a child—κατέναντι αὐτῆς : cf. also P Flor III. 370.7 (A.D. 132) κ [άταν ]τα Σαραπιήου. According to Wackernagel Hellenistica, p. 3 ff. (as quoted s.v. ἀπέναντι) the usage is due to Doric influence, and passed into the Κοινή about B.C. 300. The word survives in 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
ἀπέναντι κατεναντι κατέναντι κατεναντίον κατεντευκτήν apenanti apénanti katenanti katénanti
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