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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3721 - ὄρθριος
- rising at the first dawn or very early in the morning
ὄρθριος, α, ον,
1. at daybreak, in the morning, early, mostly with Verbs of motion, so as to agree with the person, ἀφίκετο.. ὄρθριος h.Merc. 143; ὀρθρίη αὖθις ἔσειμι Thgn. 863; ὄρθριος παρεῖναι, ἥκειν, Ar. Ec. 283, Pl. Prt. 313b; ἤλουν ὄρθριαι τὰ σιτία Pherecr. 10.
2. generally, of the morning, πόλτος Epich. 23; διὰ τὸν ὄ. νόμον the morning song, as parody of ὄρθιον, Ar. Ec. 741; ὄρθριον ᾆσαι (sc. ᾆσμα), of the cock, Id. Av. 489; δεῖ ὄρθριον εἶναι τὸν σύλλογον Pl. Lg. 961b; τὸ ὄ. as Adv., in the morning, early, Hdt. 2.173, Luc. Gall. 1; or ὄρθριον Ar. Ec. 377, 526: irreg. Comp. and Sup. ὀρθριαίτερος, -αίτατος, Hdn. Epim. 166; also ὀρθρίτερον as Adv., earlier, UPZ 62.19 (ii B. C.), BGU 1201.4 (i A. D.).
ὄρθριος , -α , -ον
(< ὄρθρος ),
[in LXX: 1 Samuel 28:14, Job 29:7; Job 29:1-25 :3Ma_5:10; 3 Maccabees 5:23*;]
early, in the early morning: Luke 24:22, Rec. (see ὀρθρινός ).†
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