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Entry for Strong's #1535 - εἴτε

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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. if ... if
  2. whether ... or
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Verse Results
KJV (65) NAS (2) HCS (63)
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 9
2 Corinthians 7
Ephesians 1
Philippians 3
Colossians 2
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 2
Mark 1
Romans 4
1 Corinthians 27
2 Corinthians 13
Ephesians 1
Philippians 6
Colossians 6
1 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 2
1 Peter 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. αἴτε,

I generally doubled, εἴτε..εἴτε.., Lat. sive..sive.., either..or.., whether..or.., so that two cases are put as equally possible or equivalent; thrice repeated, S. El. 606; εἴτ' οὖν.., εἴτε.. Id. OT 1049; εἴτ' οὖν.., εἴτε καί.. A. Ag. 843; εἴτ' οὖν.., εἴτ' οὖν.. Id. Ch. 683; εἴτε.., εἴτ' ἄρ' οὖν.. S. Ph. 345; εἴτε.., εἴτ' αὖ.. Pl. Phlb. 34b; εἴτε καί.., εἴτε καί.. Id. R. 471d: with Substantives, τὴν εἴθ' ἡδονὴν εἴτε ἀπονίαν ἢ εὐστάθειαν Plu. 2.1089d: the first εἴτε is sts. omitted in Poets, ξεῖνος, αἴτ' ὦν ἀστός Pi. P. 4.78; αἰνεῖν, εἴτε με ψέγειν θέλεις A. Ag. 1403; μύραινά γ', εἴτ' ἔχιδν' ἔφυ Id. Ch. 1002; λόγοισιν, εἴτ' ἔργοισιν S. OT 517, cf. Tr. 236; and even in Prose, πόλις, εἴτε ἰδιῶται Pl. Lg. 864a, cf. 907d, Sph. 224e: the first εἴτε is sts. replaced by εἰ, as εἰ..εἴτε.., Lat., v.l. in Hdt. 3.35; εἰ.. εἴτε καί.. A. Ch. 768; εἰ..εἴτε μή Id. Eu. 468; εἰ μὲν.., εἴτε καὶ μή.. X. Cyr. 2.1.7; sts. (ἠὲ καί.. v.l. in Il. 2.349) stands for the second εἴτε, E. El. 896, Pl. Phdr. 277d, IG 1.40.5; or for the first, S. Aj. 178 (lyr.), E. Alc. 115 (lyr.); εἴτε.. εἴτε.., c. subj. (cf. εἰ), v.l. in Archyt. ap Stob. 3.1.105.

II in indirect questions, Od. 3.90, etc.; σκοπεῖτε εἴτ' ὀρθῶς λογίζομαι ταῦτ' εἴτε μή D. 15.11.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἴτε, see εἰ, III. 15.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εἴτε , see εἰ .

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

To the exx. of this dialectic form, which in the NT is found only in Mark 4:28 אB*L, add a Messenian inscr. of B.C. 91, dealing with the Mysteries, Michel 694.30 ff. μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα αἱ παρθένοι αἱ ἱεραὶ. . . εἶτεν ἁ θοιναρμόστρια (";the lady president of the feast";) ἁ εἰς Δάματρος. . . εἶτεν ἁ ἱέρεα τᾶς Δάματρος κτλ., and from the papyri P Leid Wx. 9 (ii/iii A.D.) εἶτεν κατὰ πρόσθεσιν τῶν φωτῶν ὑψωθέντων κτλ. Dittenberger supplies the word in OGIS 237.13 (end of iii/B.C.) corresponding to a preceding.12 πρῶτομ μέν, and cites Syll 540.150 (B.C. 175–1), 653.31 (B.C. 91). The word therefore can hardly now be described as ";very rare"; (Grimm-Thayer).


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