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Entry for Strong's #1500 - εἰκῆ

Transliteration
eikē
Phonetics
i-kay'  
Word Origin
probably from (1502) (through the idea of failure)
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
2:380,203
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. inconsiderably, without purpose, without just cause
  2. in vain
    1. without success or effort
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (7) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Matthew 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 2
Colossians 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 2
Colossians 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
BYZ TIS TR
ADV 7
ADV 6
ADV 7
NA WH
ADV 6
N-ASF 1
N-DSF 4
ADV 8


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εἰκῇ,

I without plan or purpose, at random, at a venture, Xenoph. 2.13, Heraclit. 47, Hp. Epid. 7.9, A. Pr. 450, 885, Ar. Eq. 431, D. 28.5; εἰ. ζῆν S. OT 979; πράττειν Pl. Prt. 326d; λέγεσθαι Id. Revelation 17:1-18 c, etc.; νήφων παρ' εἰ. λέγοντας Arist. Metaph. 984b17, etc.; ἄρμενα εἰ. ἀποκλασθέντα Theoc. 22.14.

II in vain, PLips. 104.29 (i B. C.), 1 Corinthians 15:2, al.

III slightly, moderately, ἀγγεῖα εἰ. πεπυρωμένα Agatharch. 61. (Prob. for ἐϝεκῇ 'at will', cf. ἑκών.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἰκῇ (L WH Relz εἰκῇ; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 342; Buttmann, 69 (61); (Winers Grammar, § 5, 4 e.; Jelf, § 324 Obs. 6; Kühner, § 336 Anm. 7; especially Etym. Magn. 78, 26f; and references under the word Iota)), adverb; in Greek writings from Aeschylus down;

1. inconsiderately, without purpose, without just cause: Matthew 5:22 R G Tr brackets; Romans 13:4 (i. e. 'not to hide it in the scabbard, but to draw it' Fritzsche); Colossians 2:18.

2. in vain; without success or effect: 1 Corinthians 15:2; Galatians 3:4; Galatians 4:11. (From Xenophon, Aeschylus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εἰκῇ

(- , Rec., as in cl.),

adv.,

[in LXX: Proverbs 28:25 (εἰκῆ )*;]

1. without cause or reason: Matthew 5:22 (R, mg.), Colossians 2:18 (ICC).

2. vainly, fruitlessly, to no purpose: Romans 13:4, 1 Corinthians 15:2, Galatians 3:4; Galatians 4:11, Colossians 2:18.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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εικη εική εἰκῇ εικοσαετούς εικοσαέτους eike eikē eikêi eikē̂i
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