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Strong's #887 - ἀχλύς

of uncertain derivation
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Noun Feminine
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  1. mist, dimness
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀχλύς, ύος, ἡ,

(acc. ἀχλύα Orph. A. 341)

1. mist, Od. 20.357; elsewh. in Hom. of a mist over the eyes, as of one dying, κατὰ δ' ὀφθαλμῶν κέχυτ' ἀ. Il. 5.696; as result of ulceration, ἀχλύες Hp. Prorrh. 2.20, cf. Thphr. HP 7.6.2, Dsc. 2.78 (pl.), Aët. 7.27; or in emotion, Ἔρως πολλὴν κατ' ἀχλὺν ὀμμάτων ἔχευεν Archil. 103; of drunkenness, πρὸς ὄμμ' ἀ. ἀμβλωπὸς ἐφίζει Critias 6.11 D.; of one whom a god deprives of the power of seeing and knowing others, κατ' ὀφθαλμῶν χέεν ἀχλύν Il. 20.321; ἀπ' ὀφθαλμῶν σκέδασ' ἀχλύν ib. 341, cf. 5.127, 15.668: personified as Sorrow, πὰρ δ' Ἀχλὺς εἱστήκει ἐπισμυγερή τε καὶ αἰνή, χλωρή, ἀϋσταλέη Hes. Sc. 264.

2. metaph., δνοφεράν τιν' ἀχλὺν.. αὐδᾶται A. Eu. 379 (lyr.), cf. Pers. 668 (lyr.); ἀχλὺν ἀπὸ τῆς ψυχῆς ἀφελεῖν D.C. 38.19; διάνοια ἀχλύος γέμουσα Plu. 2.42c.

3. ἀ. ὑγρή liquid emitted by cuttlefish, Opp. H. 3.158. Mostly poet., but used by Hp. (v. supr.) and Arist. Mete. 367b17, 373b12 (pl.): also in later Prose, Plb. 34.11.15, Str. 6.2.8, and v. supr. 2. [ in nom. and acc. sg., Hom., Hes.: in later poets.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀχλύς, ἀχλυος, , a mist, dimness (Latincaligo), especially over the eyes (a poetic word, often in Homer; then in Hesiod, Aeschylus; in prose writings from (Aristotle, meteor. 2, 8, p. 367{b}, 17 etc. and) Polybius 34, 11, 15 on; (of a cataract, Dioscor. Cf. Trench, § c.)): Acts 13:11. (Josephus, Antiquities 9, 4, 3 τάς τῶν πολεμίων ὄψεις ἀμαυρωσαι τόν Θεόν παρεκάλει ἀχλυν αὐταῖς ἐπιβαλοντα. Metaphorically, of the mind, Clement of Rome, 2 Cor. 1, 6 [ET] ἀχλυος γέμειν.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀχλύς , -ύος , ,

[in Aq.: Ezekiel 12:7; Sm.: Job 3:5*;]

a mist, esp. a dimness of the eyes: Acts 13:11 (v. Tr., Syn., § c).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
αχλυς αχλύς ἀχλὺς αχούχ ομιχλαι ὁμίχλαι achlus achlys achlỳs homichlai homíchlai omichlai