the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #3692 - ὀπή
- through which one can see, an opening, an aperture
- of a window
- of fissures in the earth
- of caves in rocks or mountains, holes
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.
ὀπή, ὀπῆς, ἡ (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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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).
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