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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3483 - ναί

Transliteration
naí
Phonetics
nahee
Origin
a primary particle of strong affirmation
Parts of Speech
particle
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (32)
Matthew
8
Mark
1
Luke
4
John
3
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
5
Philemon
1
James
2
Revelation
5
HCS ( 0 )
HCS (30)
Matthew
8
Luke
3
John
3
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
6
Philippians
1
Philemon
1
James
2
Revelation
3
BSB (34)
Matthew
9
Mark
1
Luke
4
John
3
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
6
Philippians
1
Philemon
1
James
2
Revelation
4
ESV (25)
Matthew
4
Mark
1
Luke
3
John
3
Acts
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
6
James
2
Revelation
4
WEB (35)
Matthew
9
Mark
1
Luke
5
John
3
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
6
Philemon
1
James
2
Revelation
5
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ναί,

I

1. Adv., used to express strong affirmation, yea, verily, in Hom. mostly folld. by δή, ν. δὴ ταῦτά γε πάντα.. κατὰ μοῖραν ἔειπες Il. 1.286, al.; ν. μήν Emp. 76.2; ν. μάν Theoc. 27.27; ν. μέν A.R. 2.151; ν. μέντοι Luc. Astr. 14: used alone, σὲ κρίνω, ν. σέ yea thee, S. El. 1445; ἀποκρίνασθαι ν. ἢ οὔ Arist. Top. 158a16, etc.; τὸ ε οὐκ ἔστι χαρακτηριστικὸν.., τὸ δὲ ᾱ ναί Choerob. in Theod. 2.85.

2. freq. in oaths, ν. μά yea by.., v. μά; ν. alone, ν. τὰν Κόραν Ar. V. 1438, cf. E. Ba. 534 (lyr.); ν. τὸν Ποτιδᾶν Epich. 81; ν. τὼ σιώ X. HG 4.4.10; ν. πρὸς θεῶν ἀρήξατ ' E. Med. 1277.

II

1. in answers, yes, τοῦτ' ἐτήτυμον; Answ. ν. A. Pers. 738 (troch.), cf. S. El. 845 (lyr.), Pl. Tht. 193a, Grg. 448b, etc.; doubled, Ar. Nu. 1468, Call. Fr. 1.56 P., Matthew 5:37.

2. ν. folld. by ἀλλά, etc., to mark a qualified assent, yes, but.., Aeschin. 3.84; ν., κατὰ σχολήν γε ἴσως· οὐ μήν.. Pl. Sph. 226e, cf. R. 415e.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ναί ,

particle of affirmation,

yea, verily, even so; in answer to a question: Matthew 9:28; Matthew 13:51; Matthew 17:25; Matthew 21:16, John 11:27; John 21:15-16, Acts 5:8; Acts 22:27, Romans 3:29; seq. λέγω ὑμῖν , Matthew 11:9, Luke 7:26; repeated for emphasis, ναὶ ναί (opp. to οὒ οὔ ): Matthew 5:37; ἤτω ὑμῶν τὸ ναὶ ναί , James 5:12; ν . καὶ οὔ , 2 Corinthians 1:18-19; ἵνα ᾖ . . . τὸ ναὶ ναί , 2 Corinthians 1:17; τὸ ν ., 2 Corinthians 1:20; in assent to an assertion: Matthew 15:27, Mark 7:28, Revelation 14:13; Revelation 16:7; in confirmation of a previous assertion: Matthew 11:26, Luke 10:21; Luke 11:51; Luke 12:5, Philippians 4:3, Philemon 1:20; in solemn asseveration Revelation 1:7; Revelation 22:20.†


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

With Matthew 21:19 ἐξηράνθη παραχρῆμα ἡ συκῆ may be compared the interesting report regarding a persea tree, addressed to the logistes of Oxyrhynchus. The president of the guild of carpenters who had been commissioned to examine the tree states that he found it—ἄκαρπον οὖσαν πολλ [ ]ν ἐτῶν διόλου ξηραντῖσαν (l. ξηρανθεῖσαν) καὶ μὴ δύνασθαι ἐντε [ ]θε [ν καρ ]ποὺ [ς ] ἀποδιδόναι, ";barren for many years, quite dried up and unable to produce any more fruit"; (P Oxy I. 53.9 ff.—A.D. 316) : cf. P Oxy IX. 1188.19, .21, .23 (A.D. 13), and on the value and associations of the persea tree see Wilcken Archiv i. p. 127. Other exx. of the verb are BGU IV. 1040.43 (ii/A.D.) τάχα δύνασαι ἀναβιονα [ . . ]αι (? ἀναβιώσασθαι) τὴν ποτίστραν (";watering-place"; ), εἰ δὲ μή, ξηραίν [ετ ]αι, P Leid Wi. 26 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 83) ξήρανον ἐν σκιᾷ (of flowers used in magic), and P Flor II. 148.11 (A.D. 266–7) τὰ δὲ τεμνόμενα φυτὰ εὐθέως εἰς ὕδωρ βαλλέσθω ἵνα μὴ ξηρανθῇ. MGr ξεραίνω ";I dry.";

 

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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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