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Strong's #463 - ἀνοχή

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  1. toleration, forbearance
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνοχή, ἡ,


1. holding back, stopping, esp. of hostilities: hence mostly in pl., armistice, truce, X. Mem. 4.4.17; ἀνοχὰς ποιεῖσθαι Decr. ap. D. 18.164; διδόναι D.H. 8.68; σπείσασθαι Plu. Pel. 29; αἱ Καλλισθένους ἀ. Aeschin. 2.31; αἱ ἑξαετεῖς ἀ. D.H. 3.59; cf. ἀνοκωχή.

2. time, opportunity, οὐκ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἀνοχὴν ἐμβατεῦσαι LXX 1 Maccabees 12:25; ἡμερῶν ἀ. delay of some days, POxy. 1068.15 (iii A.D.).

3. pl., ἀνοχαί, = Lat. feriae, D.C. 39.30.

4. ἀνοχαὶδικῶν, = Lat. iustitium, Id. 55.26.


1. (ἀνέχομαι) long-suffering, forbearance, Romans 2:4, Romans 3:26.

2. ἀνοχὴν ἀναπαύλης διδόναι permission to rest, Hdn. 3.6.10.

3. relief from disease, Philum. ap. Orib. Syn. 8.3.4.

III = ἀνατολή, Poll. 4.157, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνοχή, ἀνοχῆς, (compare ἀνέχομαι τίνος, under the word ἀνέχω, p. 45), toleration, forbearance; in this sense only in Romans 2:4; Romans 3:26 (25). (In Greek writings a holding back, delaying, from ἀνέχω to hold back, hinder.) (Cf. Trench, § liii.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀνοχή , -ῆς ,

(< ἀνέχω , -ομαι ),

[in LXX: 1 Maccabees 12:25 (RV, respite)*;]

1. in cl., a holding back, delaying (MM, VGT, s.v.).

2. forbearance, delay of punishment: Romans 2:4; Romans 3:26.†

SYN.: μακροθυμία G3115, ὑπομονή G5281. ., forbearance, is the result and expression of μ ., which involves the idea of tolerance, long-suffering, as God with sinners. . expresses patience with respect to things, as μ . with persons; it is active as well as passive, denotes not merely endurance but perseverance (v. Tr., Syn., § liii; Lft., Notes, 259, 273; DB, ii, 47).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Oxy VII. 1068.15 (iii/A.D.) ἀλλὰ ἡμερῶν ἀνοχὴν ἔχω, ";and I have a delay of some days"; (Ed.).


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List of Word Forms
ανοχη ανοχή ἀνοχῇ ανοχης ανοχής ἀνοχῆς anoche anochē anochêi anochē̂i anoches anochês anochēs anochē̂s
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