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Strong's #5227 - ὑπεναντίος

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  1. opposite to
    1. set over against: meeting one another
  2. opposed to, contrary to, an adversary
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 340 ‑ אָיַב (aw‑yab');  6862 ‑ צָר (tsar, tsawr);  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  8130 ‑ שָׂנֵא (saw‑nay');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὑπεναντί-ος, α, ον Arist. Pol. 1327a17, Plu. Ages. 24; but ος, ον Pl. Alc. 2.139b: set over against, meeting, ἵπποι ὑ. ἀλλήλοισιν Hes. Sc. 347.

2. set against, opposite, of enemies in battle, τοὺς σφίσιν ὑ. Th. 2.2; οἱ ὑ. the enemy, X. Cyr. 1.6.38, cf. D. 18.148, etc.

3. opposed, opposite, contrary, γένη Pl. Plt. 306e; of contrary properties, τὸ ὑ. Hp. VM 13; ὑπεναντιωτάτοις.. πλείστοις χρώμενον endued with most qualities most opposed to one another, Alex. 141.2; ἰχθῦς ὑ. αὑτοῖσι Damox. 2.37: freq. c. dat., opposite or contrary to, ὁ ὑπεναντία τούτοισι λέξας Hdt. 7.50, cf. X. HG 4.8.24 (Sup.), Pl. Tht. 176a, Lg. 810d, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.28U., Abh.Berl.Akad. 1925(5).7 (Cyrene, iii B. C.), SIG 613.28 (Delph., ii B. C.), Wilcken Chr. 27.1 (ii A. D.), etc.; so ὑ. πρός τι Arist. Pol. 1328b41; πρὸς δημοκρατίαν IG 22.657.48: as Subst., τὸ ὑ. τούτου.. πέφυκε is in character the opposite of this, Hdt. 3.80; τὰ ὑ. τούτων on the contrary, Id. 7.153; τὰ ὑ. incongruities, Arist. Po. 1455a26, cf. 1461b23.

4. of logical propositions, subcontrary, Steph. in Int. 30.38. Adv. -ίως ib. 32.24. Math., subcontrary, τομή Apollon.Perg. 1.5; of a mean, Archyt. 2, Papp. 84.14, etc.

II Adv. -ίως in a manner contrary to, τοῖς νόμοις Aeschin. 3.8; ὑ. ἔχειν to be opposed, Arist. GA 719a28; ὑ. κεῖσθαι ib. 719b18; περί τινα ὑ. ὑπάρχει πρός τι Id. HA 500a13, al., cf. Phld. Po. 5.19; ὑ. θεραπεύσεις Aët. 16.52: also neut. pl. ὑπεναντία as Adv., IG 22.1258.8, 7.2225.36 (Thisbe, ii B. C., senatus consultum).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑπεναντίος, ὑπεναντια, ὑπεναντίον;

a. opposite to; set over against: ἵπποι ὑπεναντίοι ἀλληλοι, meeting one another, Hesiod scut. 347.

b. tropically (Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, others), opposed to, contrary to: τινα, Colossians 2:14 (where see Lightfoot); ὑπεναντίος as a substantive (Xenophon, Polybius, Plutarch), an adversary, Hebrews 10:27, cf. the Sept. Isaiah 26:11 (the Sept. for אויֵב, צָר); often in the O. T. Apocrypha.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑπ -εναντίος , -α , -ον ,

[in LXX for H340, H6862, etc.;]

set over against, opposite. Metaph. (Plat., Arist., al.), opposed to, contrary to: c. dat. pers., Colossians 2:14; absol., as subst., ὁ ὑ ., Hebrews 10:27 (cf. Isaiah 26:11).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";ravine"; (Luk. 3:5 LXX). Preisigke ( Wort. s.v.) identifies this word with the φάλαγξ of BGU I. 282.18 (after A.D. 175) according to the better reading φάλαγξ for Φάλαγξ (see ib. p. 358) : cf. l..27. The verb φαραγγόω is found in P Tebt I. 151 (a survey-list—late ii/B.C.) wilh reference to land ploughed up in furrows—ἀρούρης πεφαραγγωμένης.


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List of Word Forms
υπεναντίοι υπεναντίοις υπεναντιον υπεναντίον ὑπεναντίον υπεναντίος υπεναντιους υπεναντίους ὑπεναντίους υπεναντίων υπεξήρηται hypenantion hypenantíon hypenantious hypenantíous upenantion upenantious
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