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Strong's #4225 - πού

Root Word (Etymology)
genitive case of an indefinite pronoun pos (some) otherwise obsolete (cf (G4214))
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Ion. κου, Aeol. ποι Sapph. Supp. 25.17, Pi. P. 5.101, BCH 37.157 (Cyme, iii B.C. ), prob. in Alc. 9:

enclit. Adv. anywhere, somewhere, Il. 16.514, etc.; freq. with other Advs. of Place, οὐχ ἑκάς π. somewhere not far off, S. Ph. 41; πέλας π. ib. 163 (anap.); μηδαμοῦ . . π. ib. 256 (dub.l.); π. πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ X. An. 4.3.3; ἄλλοθί π. D. 4.41; τῇδέ π. Plb. 3.108.3, etc.: c.gen., ἀλλά π. αὐτοῦ ἀγρῶν in some part there of the fields, Od. 4.639; ἐμβαλεῖν π. (fort. ποι ) τῆς χώρας some part of the country, X. Cyr. 6.1.42; εἴ π. τῆς χώρας ταὐτὸ τοῦτο πάθος συνέβη D. 18.195 .

II without reference to Place, in some degree, καί πού τι Th. 2.87: freq. to qualify an expression, perhaps, I suppose, Hom., etc.; added to introductory Particles, οὕτω π . . . Il. 2.116; Ζεὺς μέν π. τό γε οἶδε 3.308; ὡς ὅτε π. 11.292; ἤν π., εἰ μή π., X. Hier. 3.2, Pl. R. 372a: strengthd., τάχ' ἄν π. S. OT 1116; ἴσως π. E. El. 518: attached to single words to limit their significance, πάντως κ. Hdt. 3.73; τί π. δράσεις; what in the world? A. Pr. 743; οὐδείς π. Pl. Phlb. 64d; with numerals, ἔτεα τρία καὶ δέκα κ. μάλιστα about thirteen years, Hdt. 1.119, cf. 209, 7.22, etc.: οὔ τί που denies with indignation or wonder, surely it cannot be . ., οὔ τί π. οὗτος Ἀπόλλων Pi. P. 4.87, cf. S. Ph. 1233, Ar. Nu. 1260, Pax 1211, Ra. 522, Pl. R. 362d, etc.; οὐ δήπου adds a shade of suspicion, οὐ δήπου Στράτων; Ar. Ach. 122, cf. Av. 269, Pl. Smp. 194b: for δήπου, ἦπου, v. sub vocc. In late writers ( LXX John 2:5, al., Ev.John 7:35, al., Arr. Epict. 1.27.9, 4.1.93, etc.) ποῦ, που take the place of ποῖ, ποι, with Verbs of motion, as in Engl. where for whither? This idiom (condemned by Phryn. 30, ποῦ ἄπει . . ἁμάρτημα ) is found occasionally in early authors, ποῦ τοι ἀπειλαὶ οἴχονται; Il. 13.219; ἐξελθών που Antipho 2.4.8; ἰόντα που X. Cyr. 1.2.16; but in pure Att. only as f.l. for ποῖ, ποι.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μήπου (T Tr) or μή ποῦ (WH), that nowhere, lest anywhere (lest haply): Acts 27:29 T Tr WH. (Homer, et al.)

STRONGS NT 4225: πού πού, an enclitic particle, from Homer down;

1. somewhere: Hebrews 2:6; Hebrews 4:4.

2. it has a limiting force, nearly; with numerals somewhere about, about (Herodotus 1,119; 7, 22; Pausanias, 8, 11, 2; Herodian, 7, 5, 3 (2 edition, Bekker); Aelian v. h. 13, 4; others): Romans 4:19.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πού ,

enclitic particle,

1. anywhere, somewhere: Hebrews 2:6; Hebrews 4:4.

2. in some degree, perhaps, about: Acts 27:29 (T, μήπου ), Romans 4:19; δή που (T, δήπου ), surely: Hebrews 2:16.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";spend in addition,"; occurs only in Luke 10:35 in Biblical Greek : cf. Syll 640 (=.3 661).10 (B.C. 165–4) προσδαπανήσας εἰς ταῦτα πάντα οὐκ ὀλία (see s.v. ὀλίγος) ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων, and Priene 118.11 (i/B.C.) προσεδαπάνηνσεν μετὰ τῶν συναγ [ωνοθετῶν δραχμάς.. . .


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που πού ποῦ pou poú poû
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