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Strong's #561 - ἀπέναντι

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  1. over against, opposite
  2. in sight of, before
  3. in opposition to, against
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Matthew 3
Acts 2
Romans 1
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Matthew 2
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Adv., (ἔναντι)

1. opposite, c. gen., Plb. 1.86.3, LXX Genesis 21:16, PGrenf. 1.21.14 (ii B.C.), IG 2.489b17, Matthew 27:61; before, in the presence of, ἀ. ὑμῶν Acts 3:16; against, c. gen., LXX Si. 37.4, Acts 17:7.

2. abs., εἰς τὸν ἀ. βουνόν Inscr.Prien. 37.168.

3. = κατὰ ἀνατολὰς νότου, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπέναντι, adverb, with the genitive (Buttmann, 819 (273));

1. over against, opposite: τοῦ τάφου, Matthew 27:61; (τοῦ γαζοφυλακίου, Mark 12:41 Tr text WH marginal reading).

2. in sight of, before: Matthew 21:2 R G; (here L Tr WH text κατέναντι); Acts 3:16; Romans 3:18 (Ps. 35(36):).

3. in opposition to, against: τῶν δογμάτων Καίσαρος, Acts 17:7. (Common in the Sept. and Apocrypha; Polybius 1, 86, 3.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπ -έναντι ,

adv. c. gen. (Hellenistic, common in LXX);

1. over against (MM, s.v.): Matthew 27:61, Mark 12:41, WH, mg.

2. before, in the presence of: Matthew 27:24 (WH, mg.), Acts 3:16, Romans 3:18.

3. against: Acts 17:7.†

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

ἀπέναντι, construed with the gen. in the sense of ";over against,"; ";opposite,"; as in Matthew 27:61, is well illustrated by P Grenf. I. 21.14 (B.C. 126) ἀπέναντι τῆς θύ (ρας) αὐ (τοῦ) and Syll 558.17 (i/A.D.) τὸν ναὸν τὸν ἀπέναντι τῆ [ς ] εἰσόδου. See also P Petr II. 17 (3).3 (iii/B.C.), and from the inscriptions Priene 37.168 (beginning of ii/B.C.) ἀπὸ δὲ τῶν ἐγκολαπτῶν ὅρων εἰς τὸν ἀπέναντι βουνὸν τὸν λεπρὸν ἐθήκαμεν ὅρον, ib. 42.59 ἐπὶ τὴν ἀ. ὀφρύν and Preisigke 3556 (on a mummy). On P Ryl I. 3O.12 (i/B.C.), a few lines from a historical work, Prof. Hunt observes that ";the use of the preposition ἀπένα [ν ]τι, of which Stephanus quotes no example earlier than Polybius,"; may perhaps give ";some indication of the date of the work."; Wackernagel, Hellenistica, p. 3 ff., quotes ἴναντι c. gen. from a very old Cretan inscr., and ἔναντι from Delphi (B.C. 198) : in both dialects ἀντί was still used in the old local sense. From this Doric Greek it passed into the Κοινή about B.C. 300. He goes on to discuss its relations with ἐναντίον, etc.


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
απεναντι απέναντι απέναντί ἀπέναντι απεναντίον απηνεώθη apenanti apénanti
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