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Strong's #3379 - μήποτε

Transliteration
mḗpote
Phonetics
may'-pot-eh, may pot'-eh
Origin
from (G3361) and (G4218)
Parts of Speech
Conjunction
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. that ... not, lest, whether perhaps, whether or not, in no way, perhaps
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (27)
Matthew
8
Mark
2
Luke
8
Acts
2
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
5
NAS (22)
Matthew
7
Mark
2
Luke
5
Acts
3
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
3
HCS (18)
Matthew
6
Mark
2
Luke
4
Acts
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
4
BSB (1)
Matthew
1
ESV (22)
Matthew
6
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
1
Acts
2
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
4
WEB (24)
Matthew
7
Mark
2
Luke
7
John
1
Acts
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
4
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μήποτε or μή ποτε,

Ion. μή κοτε (v. infr. 11):

I

1. as Adv. never, on no account, after ὡς, A. Pr. 205, Eu. 882; after εἰ, Id. Ch. 182, etc.: c. inf., Id. Eu. 977, Supp. 617; esp. in oaths, never, ὀμοῦμαι, μή ποτε τῆς εὐνῆς ἐπιβήμεναι Il. 9.133, 275; ἐπεκέκλετ' Ἐρινῦς, μή ποτε.. ἐφέσσεσθαι ib. 455; in aposiopesis, ἢ μήπορ' ἆρ'.. Men. Sam. 97: in orat. obliq., Hes. Op. 86.

2. in prohibition or warning, with aor. subj., μή ποτε καὶ σὺ.. ὀλέσσῃς Od. 19.81, etc.: with inf. for imper., 11.441.

3. in later Gr., perhaps, Arist. EN 1172a33, LXX Genesis 24:5, Aristeas 15, Ph. 1.13, Arr. Epict. 3.22.80, Plu. 2.106d, A.D. Pron. 18.4.

II as Conj., lest ever, αἰσχυνόμενοι φάτιν ἀνδρῶν.., μή ποτέ τις εἴπῃσι Od. 21.324, al.; οὐδαμὰ ἐλπίσας μή κοτε ἄρα.. ἐλάσῃ Hdt. 1.77, cf. 8.53.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μήποτε

(= μή ποτε , and so written in WH, exc. Matthew 25:9),

negative particle, related to οὔποτε as μή to οὐ .

1. As neg. particle, never: Hebrews 9:17 (R, mg., but v. infr.; WH, txt., μή τότε ).

2. As conjc., lest ever, lest haply (the idea of chance rather than of time seems to prevail in NT) : Matthew 4:6 (LXX) Matthew 5:25; Matthew 7:6; Matthew 13:15 (LXX), Matthew 13:29; Matthew 15:32; Matthew 27:64, Mark 4:12 (LXX) Mark 14:2, Luke 4:11; Luke 12:58; Luke 14:12; Luke 14:29, Acts 28:27; after verbs of fearing or taking heed, Luke 21:34, Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 3:12; Hebrews 4:1; with ellipse of the verb or ptcp., Luke 14:8, Acts 5:39; in later writers (v. M, Pr., 192 f.), perhaps, Matthew 25:9.

3. As interrogative;

(a) in direct questions, like μή , expecting a negative answer: John 7:26, Hebrews 9:17, (R, txt., cf. Westc., in l; but v. supr.);

(b) in indirect questions, whether haply, if haply: Luke 3:15, 2 Timothy 2:25.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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μη μή Μηποτε μηποτέ Μήποτε μήποτέ Mepote Mēpote Mḗpote
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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