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Strong's #3788 - ὀφθαλμός

Transliteration
ophthalmós
Phonetics
of-thal-mos'
Origin
from (G3700)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
5:375,706
Definition
Thayer's
  1. the eye
  2. metaph. the eyes of the mind, the faculty of knowing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 308 ‑ אֲחַסְבַּי (akh‑as‑bah'ee);  4758 ‑ מַרְאֶה (mar‑eh');  5869 ‑ עַיִן (ah'‑yin);  6079 ‑ עַפְעַפַּיִם (af‑af');  6440 ‑ פָּנֶה (paw‑neem');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (102)
Matthew
26
Mark
7
Luke
17
John
18
Acts
7
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
10
NAS (99)
Matthew
24
Mark
6
Luke
17
John
18
Acts
7
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
10
HCS (99)
Matthew
24
Mark
7
Luke
16
John
18
Acts
7
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
10
BSB (100)
Matthew
24
Mark
7
Luke
17
John
18
Acts
7
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
10
ESV (90)
Matthew
19
Mark
5
Luke
17
John
18
Acts
6
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
8
WEB (105)
Matthew
28
Mark
8
Luke
17
John
18
Acts
8
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
3
Revelation
10
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὀφθαλμός, ὁ,

(ὄπωπ-α, ὀφ-θῆναι, v. ὄψ B)

I

1. eye, used by Hom. and Hes. mostly in pl.; ὀφθαλμοὶ δ' ὡς εἰ κέρα ἕστασαν.. ἀτρέμας ἐν βλεφάροισι Od. 19.211: sg., παίειν τινὰ ἐς τὸν ὀ. Hdt. 9.22: the pl. continued most common, but the dual also occurs, as in Ar. Nu. 362: pl. is used in many phrases, ἐλθέμεν ἐς ὀφθαλμούς τινος before one's eyes, Il. 24.204; οὐδ' Ἀχιλῆος ὀφθαλμοὺς εἴσειμι ib. 463; ὀφθαλμοῖσιν ἰδεῖν, ὁρᾶσθαι, etc., 10.275, Od. 4.47, etc.; but ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖσιν ὁρᾶν, νοεῖν, to see before one's eyes, 8.459, Il. 24.312; ἔχειν ἐν ὀ. to have before one's eyes, X. An. 4.5.29; τὰ ἐν ὀ. what is before one's eyes, Pl. Tht. 174c; τὸ ἐν τοῖς ὀ. δὴ γελοῖον what was ridiculous to the eye, Id. R. 452d; ἐπίπροσθε τῶν ὀ. Id. Smp. 213a; πρὸ τῶν ὀ. προφαίνεσθαι Aeschin. 2.148; ἐπ' ὀφθαλμῶν Luc. Tox. 20; γενέσθαι τινὶ ἐξ ὀφθαλμῶν to get out of any one's sight, Hdt. 5.106; ἐξ ὀ. ἀποπέμψασθαι Id. 1.120; ἐξ ὀ. ποιεῖν Alciphr. 3.20; κατ' ὀφθαλμοὺς λέγειν τινί to tell one to one's face, opp. εἰς οὖς, Ar. Ra. 626; τυράννου κατ' ὀ. κατηγορεῖν to accuse him to his face, X. Hier. 1.14: sg. in the phrase πρὸς ὀφθαλμὸν ἐπιχεῖν, μίσγειν, by eye, PHolm. 7.23, PLeid.X. 62; eyes were painted on the bows of vessels, βλοσυροῖς κατὰ πρῷραν ὀφθαλμοῖς οἷον βλέπει Philostr. Im. 1.19, cf. IG 22.1607.24, Poll. 1.86; whence the joke in Ar. Ach. 97.

2. στέρησις ὀφθαλμῶν temporary loss of sight, Gal. 17(1).400.

II in sg., the eye of a master or ruler, πάντα ἰδὼν Διὸς ὀ. Hes. Op. 267; Δίκης ὀ. ὃς τὰ πάνθ' ὁρᾷ Men. Mon. 179; δεσπότου ὀ. X. Oec. 12.20; ἀκοίμητος ὀ., of God, Secund. Sent. 3; so a king is called ὀ. οἴκων A. Ch. 934 (so ὄμμα Pers. 169); and in Persia ὀφθαλμὸς βασιλέως the king's eye was a confidential officer, through whom he beheld his kingdom and subjects, A. Pers. 979 (lyr.), Hdt. 1.114, Ar. Ach. 92, X. Cyr. 8.2.10 sq., Arist. Pol. 1287b29, Ph. 1.642; cf. οὖς.

III the eye of heaven, ἑσπέρας ὀ., νυκτὸς ὀ., of the moon, Pi. O. 3.20, A. Th. 390; also οὐράνιος ὀ., of the sun, Secund. Sent. 5. the dearest, best, as the eye is the most precious part of the body, hence of men, ὀ. Σικελίας, στρατιᾶς, Pi. O. 2.10, 6.16; also, light, cheer, comfort, μέγας [γ'] ὀ. οἱ πατρὸς τάφοι S. OT 987, cf. E. Andr. 406. eye or bud of a plant or tree, Alcm. 43, Ion Eleg. 1.6, Hp. Nat.Puer. 26, X. Oec. 19.10, Thphr. HP 1.8.5, etc. a surgical bandage covering one or both eyes, Hp. Off. 7, Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.29, 30. Archit., in dual, the disks forming the centres of the volutes of an Ionic capital, IG 12.374.291.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὀφθαλμός , -οῦ , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5869;]

the eye (as in cl., chiefly p1.): Matthew 5:38, Mark 9:47 Luke 6:41, John 9:6, al.; τοὺς ὀ . ἐξορύσσειν (fig.), Galatians 4:15; ἐπᾶραι , Luke 6:20, John 6:5; ἀνοῖξαι , Acts 9:40; id., of restoring sight, Matthew 20:33, John 9:10, al.; ἐν ῥιπῇ ὀφθαλμῦ , 1 Corinthians 15:52; by anthropom., of God, Hebrews 4:13, 1 Peter 3:12; pleonastically (cf. Thackeray, Gr., 42 f.), εἶδον οἱ ὀ . μου , Luke 2:30 (similarly, Luke 4:20; Luke 10:23, John 12:40, 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 John 1:1, Revelation 1:7). Metaph. (as otherwise in cl.; v. LS, s.v.);

(a) of ethical qualities: . πονηρός (meton., for envy; cf. Heb. H7451 H5869, Proverbs 28:22; cf. Sirach 14:10; Sirach 34:13), Matthew 6:22-23, Mark 7:22, Luke 11:34; ἁπλοῦς , Matthew 6:22, Luke 11:34; ἐπιθυρία (q.v.) ὀφθαλμῶν (cf. Ecclesiastes 4:8, Sirach 14:9), 1 John 2:16; . μεστοὶ μοιχαλίδος , 2 Peter 2:14;

(b) of mental vision: Matthew 13:15, Mark 8:18, Luke 19:42, John 12:40, Romans 11:8, Galatians 3:1, Ephesians 1:18, al.; ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς seq. gen. (on the absence of the art., v. Bl., § 46, 9n; M, Pr., 81), Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:11


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The derived sense ";comfort,"; ";console,"; as in 1 Thessalonians 5:14, is well illustrated by the Christian letter written by a servant to his master regarding the illness of his mistress—P Oxy VI. 939.26 (iv/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 130) παραμυθούμ [ε ]θ ̣α ̣ δ ̣ε ̣̣ αὐτὴν ἑκάστης ὥρας ἐκδεχόμενοι τὴν [σ ]ὴν ἄφιξιν, ";but we are comforting her by hourly expecting your arrival."; See also P Fay 19.6 (ii/A.D.) παρα ]μυθούμενον καὶ προτρέποντα, ";comforting and tending,"; with reference to Antoninus’ care of the Emperor Hadrian. The double compd. προσπαραμυθέομαι is found in Syll 342 (= .3 762).29 (c. B.C. 48) τὴν εὔνοιαν τοῦ [βασιλέ ]ως πρὸς τὴν τ [ ]ς πόλεως σωτη [ρί ]αν προσπαραμ [υθού ]μενος.

 

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List of Word Forms
οφθαλμοι οφθαλμοί όφθαλμοί ὀφθαλμοί ὀφθαλμοὶ οφθαλμοις οφθαλμοίς ὀφθαλμοῖς Οφθαλμον οφθαλμόν Ὀφθαλμὸν οφθαλμος οφθαλμός ὀφθαλμός ὀφθαλμὸς οφθαλμου οφθαλμού ὀφθαλμοῦ οφθαλμους οφθαλμούς ὀφθαλμούς ὀφθαλμοὺς οφθαλμοφανώς οφθαλμω οφθαλμώ ὀφθαλμῷ οφθαλμων οφθαλμών ὀφθαλμῶν οφιομάχην ophthalmo ophthalmō ophthalmoi ophthalmoí ophthalmoì ophthalmôi ophthalmō̂i ophthalmois ophthalmoîs Ophthalmon Ophthalmòn ophthalmôn ophthalmōn ophthalmō̂n ophthalmos ophthalmós ophthalmòs ophthalmou ophthalmoû ophthalmous ophthalmoús ophthalmoùs
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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