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Strong's #3692 - ὀπή

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from (G3700)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. through which one can see, an opening, an aperture
    1. of a window
    2. of fissures in the earth
    3. of caves in rocks or mountains, holes
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 699 ‑ אֲרֻבָּה (ar‑oob‑baw');  2288 ‑ חָגוּ (khag‑awv');  2356 ‑ חוֹר (khore, khore);  5366 ‑ נְקָרָה (nek‑aw‑raw');  5595 ‑ סָפָה (saw‑faw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὀπή, ἡ,


1. opening, hole, ὀπὰς γὰρ εἶχεν οὐκ ὀλίγας [τὸ τριβώνιον] Ar. Pl. 715; a mouse's hole, Sannyr. 8; of holes in the earth, Arist. HA 559a4, al.; in a door, Luc. Asin. 52; in a rock, LXX Exodus 33:22; of an orifice in the body, Poll. 5.73; ἡ ὀπὴ τῶν ὤτων Id. 2.84 (cod. B).

2. hole in the roof, serving as a chimney, = κάπνη, καπνοδόκη, Ar. V. 317 (lyr.), 350; καὶ δι' ὀπῆς κἀπὶ τέγους Id. Fr. 11, cf. Xenarch. 4.11.

II pl., in Archit., holes in the frieze left to receive the beam-ends, Vitr. 4.2.4; later, of windows, lights in doors, αἱ ὀ. τῶν τοίχων Ptol. ap. Simp. in Cael. 710.21; σιδήρια ἐξ ὀπῆς IG 4.39 (Aegina, v B. C.).

III (ὄψομαι, ὄπωπα) sight, τοὶ μήτ' ἀκουὰν μήτ' ὀπὰν πεπαμένοι Cerc. 4.23.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὀπή, ὀπῆς, (perhaps from ὄψ (root ὀπ (see ὁράω); cf. Curtius, § 627)), properly, through which one can see (Pollux (2, 53, p. 179) ὀπή, δἰ ἧς ἐστιν ἰδεῖν, cf. German Luke, Loch (?)), an opening, aperture (used of a window, Song of Solomon 5:4): of fissures in the earth, James 3:11 (Exodus 33:22); of caves in rocks or mountains, Hebrews 11:38 (here R. V. holes); Obadiah 1:3. (Of various other kinds of holes and openings, in Aristophanes, Aristotle, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX for H2356, H2288, etc.;]

an opening, a hole: James 3:11 (cf. Exodus 33:22), Hebrews 11:33 (cf. Obadiah 1:3).†

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 this word, which is not found elsewhere than in Acts 17:5, Hobart (p. 230) compares the phrase ὄχλον ποιέει from Hippocrates (Morb. Mul. 597).


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
οπαις οπαίς ὀπαῖς οπή οπήν οπης οπής ὀπῆς οπήτιον οπητίω οπών opais opaîs opes opês opēs opē̂s
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