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Strong's #5334 - φάσις

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G5346) (not the same as "phase", which is from (G5316))
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. in the Attic orators, the exposure of (informing against) those who have embezzled the property of the state, or violated the laws respecting the importation or exporting of merchandise, or defrauded their wards
  2. the disclosure of secret crime
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A) [ ], εως, h(: (φαίνω):

denunciation, information laid, γραφαὶ ἢ φάσεις ἢ ἐνδείξεις ἢ ἀπαγωγαί And. 1.88, cf. Lys. Fr. 209 S., Din. Fr. 89.36, D. 25.78, Lex ap.eund. 35.51; ἡ περὶ τὸ πλοῖον φ. Id. 58.5, cf. SIG 695.83 (Magn.Mae., ii B. C.).

II (φαίνομαι) appearance, of stars, Ti.Locr. 97 b, Arist. Mete. 342b34, Nic. Th. 122, Phld. D. 3.10, etc.: special uses, πρὸς τὸν ὁρίζοντα φ. appearance above the horizon, opp. ὑπὸ τὸν ὁρίζοντα κρύψις, Gem. 13.2. heliacal rising, opp. κρύψις, φ. ἑῷαι, ἑσπέριαι, Ptol. Tetr. 99, cf. Alm. 8.6, al. including the previous signf. and κρύψεις, Id. Phas. p.3 H., al. (pl.), Vett.Val. 241.30 (pl.). pl., phases of the moon, Gem. 8.11, Gal. 9.904, Man. 2.491, 497.

2. an appearance, trace, τινος Anon. ap. Suid. s.v. φασί.


(B) [ ], εως, h(: (φημί):

I utterance, expression, Arist. Int. 16b27, 17a17. II statement, proposition, comprehending both κατάφασις and ἀπόφασις (affirmation and denial), these being αἱ ἀντικείμεναι φ., ib. 21b18, Metaph. 1011b14, 1062a6; ἀναπόδεικτοι φ. Id. EN 1143b12: opp. ζήτησις, ib. 1142b14.

2. = κατάφασις, affirmation, opp. ἀπόφασις, Pl. Sph. 263e, Arist. APr. 51b20, 62a14, Metaph. 1008a9.

3. mere assertion, without proof, PCair.Zen. 620.20 (iii B.C.), Hipparch 2.2.23, Phld. Rh. 2.296 S.: pl., Mitteis Chr. 31 ix 8 (ii B.C.), Hipparch. 1.1.9, Phld. Mus. p.77 K.

4. judgement, sentence, Greg.Cor. in Hermog. in Rh. 7(2).1121 W.

5. rumour, Acts 21:31; but, tidings, καλαὶ φ. POxy. 805 (i B. C.); πέμψον μοι τὴν φ. send me word, ib. 2149.17 (ii/iii A.D.), cf. 293.4, 8 (i A.D.), 530.30 (ii A. D.).

6. in Music, dub. sens., ἐνῆς (= ἐνῆν) ἐν τῷ μέλει πολλὰ φ. IG 7.1818.7 (Thespiae, iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φάσις, φασεως, (from φαίνω);

1. in the Attic orators, "the exposure of (informing against) those who have embezzled the property of the state, or violated the laws respecting the importation or exportation of merchandise, or defrauded their wards".

2. universally, a disclosure of secret crime (κοινῶς δέ φασεις ἐκαλουντο πᾶσαι αἱ μηνυσεις τῶν λανθανοντων ἀδικημάτων, Pollux 8, 6, 47): Susanna, 55, Theod.; of information by report (A. V. tidings), Acts 21:31.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φάσις , -εως ,

(< φαίνω ),

[in LXX: Ezra 4:17, Da TH Su 1:55, 4 Maccabees 15:25 א 1 *;] information, esp. against fraud or other crime: Acts 21:31.†

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

";brushwood"; (Act. 28:3), as in P Cairo Zen III. 59517.3 (iii/B.C.), wages to workmen εἰς συναγωγὴν φρυγάνων, ";for the gathering of brushwood."; In Syll 568 (=.3 984).6 (end of iv/B.C.) a priest undertakes μηδὲ [φ ]έρει (ν) ξύλα μηδὲ κοῦρον (";branches with leaves";) μηδὲ φρύγανα μηδ [ ] φυλλόβολα (";branches shedding leaves";) ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ.

For the new παραφρυγάνισμος, see P Petr II. 6.11 (c. B.C. 250), where Mahaffy lakes the meaning to be the piling of brushwood bound with clay to raise the banks of the canal. In his Introduction to the vol. p. 28 f. he supplies an interesting parallel from Wood’s Sources of the Oxus, p. 22, where we are told that, when the river threatens to cut away its banks, the natives protect them with branches of tamarisk, in order to break the force of the water.


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
φασις φάσις phasis phásis
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