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Strong's #3433 - μόλις

probably by var. for (G3425)
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  1. with difficulty, hardly
  2. not easily, i.e. scarcely, very rarely
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KJV (6)
Acts 4
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
NAS (8)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
HCS (6)
Acts 4
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
BSB (6)
Acts 4
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
ESV (4)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
WEB (6)
Acts 4
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Adv., post- Hom. synonym of μόγις, prevailing in Trag., Com., and Att. prose, though in Pl. and later prose μόγις was preferred (in A. the Laur. Ms. gives each form twice, the same Ms. of S. μόλις always); μ. μέν, ἀλλ' ὅμως ἠνεσχόμην Ar. Nu. 1363, cf. S. Ant. 290, 1105, El. 575, Ph. 329; ζῶντι καὶ μάλα μ. nay, only just alive, Pl. Tht. 142b (cod. W μόγις) ; μ. καὶ ἠρέμα πάσχειν scarcely at all.., Arist. Metaph. 1019a31 (cod. Ab μόγις) ; ἢ ὅλως οὐκ ἔστιν ἢ μ. Id. Ph. 217b32; μ. πάνυ Eub. 30; πάνυ μ. Philem. 88.8: with a neg., οὐ μ. not scarcely, i.e. quite, utterly, ἀπώλεσας οὐ μ. A. Ag. 1082; θυραῖος ἔστω πόλεμος, οὐ μ. παρών Id. Eu. 864 (where Sch. explains οὐ μ. by οὐ μακράν, but the sense is dub.); θέλουσαν οὐ μ. καλεῖς E. Hel. 334 (lyr.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μόλις (μολος toil); an adverb used by post-Homeric writings indiscriminately with μόγις;

a. with difficulty, hardly (cf. Wis. 9:16, where μετά πόνου corresponds to it in the parallel member): (Luke 9:39 Tr marginal reading WH (others μόγις, which see)); Acts 14:18; Acts 27:7f, 16; 1 Peter 4:18.

b. not easily, i. e. scarcely, very rarely: Romans 5:7.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μόλις ,


(<μόλος , toil),

post-Hom. alternative for μόγις ,

[in LXX: Proverbs 11:31, Wisdom of Solomon 9:16, al.;]

with difficulty, hardly, scarcely: Luke 9:39 (T, μόγις ), Acts 14:8; Acts 27:7-8; Acts 27:16, Romans 5:7, 1 Peter 4:18 (LXX).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
μόγις μολις μόλις mogis mógis molis mólis
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