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Strong's #421 - ἀνεξιχνίαστος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of a compound of (G1537) and a derivative of (G2487)
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  1. that cannot be searched out, that cannot be comprehended
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5869 ‑ עַיִן (ah'‑yin);  
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KJV (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
NAS (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
CSB (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
BSB (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
ESV (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
WEB (2)
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνεξ-ιχνίαστος, ον,

unsearchable, inscrutable, LXX Job 5:9, Romans 11:33, Ephesians 3:8.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνεξιχνίαστος, ἀνεξιχνίαστον (alpha privative and ἐξιχνιάζω to trace out), that cannot be traced out, that cannot be comprehended (A. V. unsearchable): Romans 11:33; Ephesians 3:8. (Job 5:9; Job 9:10; (Job 34:24); the Prayer of Manasses 6 (see the Sept., Tdf. edition, Proleg. § xxix.); several times in ecclesiastical writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνεξιχνίαστος , -ον

(< - neg., ἐξιχνιάζω , to track out; < ἴχνος ),

[in LXX: Job 5:9; Job 9:10; Job 34:24 (H2714 H369)*;]

that cannot be traced out: Romans 11:33, Ephesians 3:8 (MM, VGT, s.v.).†

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

This word seems to have been borrowed by Paul (Romans 11:33, Ephesians 3:8 from Job (Job 5:9; Job 9:10; Job 34:24), and is re-echoed in early Fathers.


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
ανεξιχνίαστα ανεξιχνιαστοι ανεξιχνίαστοι ἀνεξιχνίαστοι ανεξιχνιαστον ανεξιχνίαστον ἀνεξιχνίαστον anexichniastoi anexichníastoi anexichniaston anexichníaston
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