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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4459 - πῶς

Transliteration
pōs
Phonetics
poce
Origin
adverb from the base of (G4226), an interrogative particle of manner
Parts of Speech
particle
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. how, in what way
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (103)
Matthew
14
Mark
14
Luke
16
John
20
Acts
9
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
2
Revelation
1
NAS (102)
Matthew
14
Mark
14
Luke
16
John
20
Acts
8
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
1
Revelation
1
HCS (90)
Matthew
13
Mark
7
Luke
12
John
20
Acts
9
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
1
BSB (118)
Matthew
14
Mark
14
Luke
16
John
20
Acts
10
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
11
2 Corinthians
6
Galatians
4
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
3
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
1
Revelation
1
ESV (91)
Matthew
10
Mark
11
Luke
14
John
19
Acts
8
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
1
Revelation
1
WEB (103)
Matthew
14
Mark
14
Luke
16
John
20
Acts
9
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
9
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
2
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 John
2
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πῶς,

Ion. κῶς, interrog. Adv. of Manner, how? Il. 1.123, etc.; sts. to express displeasure, 4.26, S. OT 391, Ph. 1031, Tr. 192; to express astonishment or doubt, π. εἶπας; A. Pers. 798, S. El. 407, etc.; π. λέγεις; Id. Ph. 1407; π. φῄς; A. Ag. 268, E. El. 575; π. τοῦτ' ἔλεξας; A. Pers. 793; π. τοῦτ' εἶπες αὖ; Pl. Plt. 309c; also π. μὴ φῶμεν . .; surely we must, Id. Tht. 161e . in dialogue, to ask explanation, with a repetition of a word used by the previous speaker, δίκαια — Answ. π. δίκαια; S. OC 832; μὴ δίκαιος ὤν — Answ. π. μὴ δίκαιος; Id. Tr. 412; συμβολάς — Answ. π. συμβολάς; Alex. 143; πῶς alone, how so, π., ὅς γε . .; S. Ph. 1386 .

2. with a second interrog. in the same clause, π. ἐκ τίνος νεώς ποτε . . ἥκετε; how and by what ship . .? E. Hel. 1543; τί τἀμὰ — π. ἔχει — θεσπίσματα; ib. 873; π. τί τοῦτο λέγεις; how say you and what? Pl. Ti. 22b, cf. Tht. 146d, 208e, etc.

3. c. gen. modi, π. ἀγῶνος ἥκομεν; how are we come off in it? E. El. 751; π. ἔχει πλήθους ἐπισκοπεῖ Pl. Grg. 451c .

4. with Verbs of selling, how? at what price? π. ὁ σῖτος ὤνιος; Ar. Ach. 758, cf. Eq. 480; τὰ δ' ἄλφιθ' ὑμῖν π. ἐπώλουν; — Answ. τεττάρων δραχμῶν . . τὸν κόφινον Stratt. 13 .

II with other Particles, π. ἂν . .; π. κε(ν) . .; how possibly . .? π. ἂν ἔπειτ' ἀπὸ σεῖο . . λιποίμην οἶος; Il. 9.437, cf. Od. 1.65, etc.; π. ἂν γένοιτ' ἂν . . ποδῶν ἔκμακτρον; E. El. 534: so with indic., Il. 22.202, E. Alc. 96 (lyr.), etc. in Trag., π. ἄν c. opt. is freq. used to express a wish, O how might it be? i.e. would that it might . .! π. ἂν θάνοιμι; π. ἂν ὀλοίμην; etc., S. Aj. 388 (lyr.), E. Supp. 796 (lyr.), cf. Hipp. 208 (anap.), 345; rare in Com., Ar. Th. 22 (a trace of this usage appears in Hom., Od. 15.195 ): in later Prose, π. ἂν γένοιτο ἑσπέρα; LXX De. 28.67; also with aor. subj. (without ἄν ), π. κοιμηθῶ; M.Ant. 9.40; π. μή μοι μέγας λέων ἐπιφανῇ; Arr. Epict. 4.10.10; with pres., π. μὴ χρῄζω; M.Ant.l.c.

2. π. ἄρα . .; in reply, how then? π. τ' ἄρ' ἴω . .; Il. 18.188, cf. Od. 3.22, h.Ap. 19, 207 .

3. π. γὰρ . .; also in reply, as if something had gone before, [ that cannot be ], for how can . .? Il. 1.123, Od. 10.337, etc.; π. γὰρ κάτοιδα; S. Ph. 250, cf. 1383; v. infr. 111.1 .

4. π. δὲ . .; to introduce a strong objection, π. δὲ σὺ νῦν μέμονας, κύον ἀδδεές . .; Il. 21.481, cf. Od. 18.31; δόξει δὲ π .; A. Pr. 261 .

5. π. δή; how in the world? π. δὴ φῂς πολέμοιο μεθιέμεν; Il. 4.351, cf. 18.364, A. Ag. 543, etc.; also π. γὰρ δή . .; Od. 16.70; π. δῆτα . .; A. Ag. 622, 1211, Ar. Nu. 79, etc.

6. π. καὶ . .; just how . .? E. Hec. 515, Ph. 1354, etc.; π. δὲ καὶ . .; A. Pers. 721, v. καί B. 6; but καὶ π . . .; to introduce an objection, E. Ph. 1348, v. καί A. 11.2: hence καὶ π .; alone, but how? impossible! Pl. Alc. 1.134c, Tht. 163d, etc.

7. π. οὐ . .; how not so . .? i.e. surely it is so . ., π. οὐ δεινὰ εἴργασθε; Th. 3.66, cf. Ar. Nu. 398, D. 18.273 .

8. π. οὖν . .; like π. ἄρα . .; A. Supp. 297, 340, S. OT 568, etc.; π. ἂν οὖν . . with opt., A. Pers. 243, E. IT 98 .

9. π. ποτε . .; how ever . .? S. OT 1210 (lyr.), Ph. 687 (lyr.).

III πῶς folld. by several of the abovenamed Particles is freq. used in elliptical sentences, as,

1 π. γάρ; inserted parenthet. in a negative sentence, for how is it possible? how can or could it be? hence in emphatic denial, κἀγὼ μὲν οὐκ ἔδρασα, τοῦτ' ἐπίσταμαι, οὐδ' αὖ σύ· π. γάρ; Id. El. 911; οὐκ ἀπορῶν ( π. γάρ; ), ὅς γε . . D. 18.312, cf. 21.217, Pl. Sph. 263c, etc.; οὐδ' ἐπὶ τὴν ἑστίαν καταφυγών ( π. γὰρ ἄν; ), ὅστις . . Lys. 1.27; π. γὰρ οὔ; how can it but be? i.e. it must be so, A. Ch. 754, S. El. 1307, Pl. Tht. 160c, al.; π. γάρ; (sc. ἄλλως ἔχει ) is so used in S. Aj. 279 .

2. π. δή; how so? A. Eu. 601, Ar. Nu. 664, 673, etc.; π. δῆτα; Pl. Grg. 469b; π. δαί; Ar. V. 1212 .

3. π. δ' οὔ; like π. γὰρ οὔ; (v. supr. 1 ), Pl. Tht. 153b, R. 457a; π. δ' οὐχί; S. OT 1015, Ar. Pax 1027; parenthetically, S. OT 567; π. δ' οὐκ ἄν . .; A. Pr. 759 .

4. π. οὖν; how then? how next? E. Med. 1376, Hipp. 598, 1261, D. 19.124; π. οὖν ἄν . .; X. Mem. 1.2.64 .

5. π. δοκεῖς; parenthet., in conversation, how think you? hence (losing all interrog. force),= λίαν, wonderfully, Ar. Pl. 742, Nu. 881, Ach. 24; also π. οἴει σφόδρα Id. Ra. 54; cf. δοκέω 1.2 . π . in indirect questions for ὅπως, A. Eu. 677, S. Tr. 991 (anap.), Ar. Eq. 614, X. Mem. 1.2.36, etc.; ἐθαύμαζον ἂν π . . . ἔδεισαν IG 12(3).174.28 (Cnidus, Epist.Aug.); ζητηθήσεται π. ὅτι καὶ τοῦτο ἀληθές ἐστι S.E. M. 8.16 . in exclamations, ὦ π. πονηρόν ἐστιν ἀνθρώπου φύσις τὸ σύνολον Philem. 2; π. παραχρῆμα ἐξηράνθη . . ! Ev.Matthew 21:20; π. δυσκόλως . . ! Mark 10:23 .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πῶς ,

interrog. adv., correl. of ὅπως ,

1. prop., in direct questions, how ?: c. indic., Matthew 12:29, Mark 3:23, Luke 11:18, John 3:4, al.; Καὶ Papyri, Mark 4:13, Luke 20:44; Papyri οὖν , Matthew 12:26; Papyri οὐ , Matthew 16:11, Luke 12:56; in deliberative questions (cf. Bl., § 64, 6), c. subjc., Matthew 23:33; Matthew 26:54; Papyri οὖν , Romans 10:14; Papyri δέ Romans 10:14-15; seq. ἄν , c. optat., Acts 8:31.

2. As sometimes in cl. but more freq. and increasingly so in late writers (v. WM, § 57, 2; B1., § 70, 2; Thumb, MGr., 192; Jannaris, Gr., App., vi, 13 f.), = ὅπως , ὥς ;

(a) in indirect discourse: c. indic., Matthew 6:28, Mark 12:41, Luke 8:36, John 9:15, Acts 9:27, al.; c. subjc., Mark 11:18, Luke 12:11;

(b) in exclamations: Matthew 21:20, Mark 10:23-24, Luke 12:20; Luke 18:24, John 11:36.


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

= ";fleshly"; (carnalis), with the nature and characteristics of σάρξ, as distinguished from σάρκινος, ";fleshy"; (carneus), made or composed of σάρξ; but in Hellenistic Greek the distinction between adjectives in –ικός and –ινος must not be pressed too far. See Lightfoot Notes, p. 184.

 

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