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Entry for Strong's #1798 - ἐνύπνιον

Word Origin
from (1722) and (5258)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a dream
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2372 ‑ חָזָה (khaw‑zaw);  2472 ‑ חֲלֹם (khal‑ome', khal‑ome');  2492 ‑ חָלַם ();  2492 ‑ חָלַם ();  5315 ‑ נֶפֶשׁ (neh'‑fesh);  
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Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐνύπν-ιον, τό, (ὕπνος)

1. thing seen in sleep, in appos. with ὄνειρος, θεῖός μοι ἐνύπνιον ἦλθεν ὄνειρος a dream from the gods, a vision in sleep, came to me, Od. 14.495, Il. 2.56; ἐ. τὰ ἐς ἀνθρώπους πεπλανημένα Hdt. 7.16. β; ἐ. παιδός the vision of a boy, AP 12.125 (Mel.): used adverbially, ἐ. ἑστιᾶσθαι 'to feast with the Barmecide', Ar. V. 1218; κακοδαίμον' οὕτω δεσπότην οὐδ' ἐ. ἰδών Men. Pk. 169; later κατ' ἐνύπνιον AP 11.150 (Ammian.); cf.sq.

2. after Hom., = ὄνειρος, dream, ὄψις ἐνυπνίου the vision of a dream, Hdt. 8.54; ὄψις ἐμφανὴς ἐνυπνίων A. Pers. 518, cf. 226, Pl. R. 572b; ἐνυπνίῳ πιθέσθαι Pi. O. 13.79; ἐ. ἰδεῖν Ar. V. 25, Pl. Plt. 290b; τέλεον τὸ ἐ. ἀποτετέλεσται Id. R. 443b; ἐνύπνια κρίνειν Theoc. 21.29, Sammelb. 685 (ii B. C.): Artem. (1.1 b) distinguishes ἐνύπνιον a mere dream, and ὄνειρος a significant, prophetic one; but the distn. is not generally observed, exc. by Philo.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐνύπνιον, ἐνυπνίου, τό (ἐν and ὕπνος, what appears in sleep; from Aeschylus down), a dream (Latininsomnium), a vision which presents itself to one in sleep: Acts 2:17, on which passage see ἐνυπνιάζω. (the Sept. for חֲלום.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐνύπνιον , -ου , τό

(< ὕπνος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2472;]

a dream: pl., Acts 2:17.†

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

This common LXX word (cf. Acts 2:17) may be illustrated by two passages from the Paris Papyri, both belonging to ii/B.C., P Par 44.5 (B.C. 153) (= Witkowski.2, p. 82) ἐγὼ γὰρ ἐνύπνια ὁρῶ πονηρά, 47.30 (c. B.C. 153) (= Selections, p. 23) ἀποπεπτώκαμεν πλανόμενοι ὑπὸ τῶν θεῶν καὶ πιστεύοντες τὰ ἐνύπνια, ";we have fallen from hope, being deceived by the gods and trusting in dreams"; : cf. the heading of P Leid C (B.C. 163–2) τὸ ἐνύπ [ν ]ειον ὃ [εἶ ]δεν Τάγης. From the inscrr. we may cite Syll 802.36 (iii/B.C.) where the lame and the blind became whole—ἐνύπνιον ἰδόν [τας μό ]νον (ἐνύπνιον = ὄψις), and Preisigke 685 (ii/B.C.) ἐνύπνια κρίνω, τοῦ θεοῦ πρόσταγμα ἔχων, τύχ᾽ ἀγαθᾶι.


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ενύπνια ενυπνιοις ενυπνίοις ἐνυπνίοις ενύπνιον ενύπνιόν ενυπνίου ενυπνίων ένυστρον enupniois enypniois enypníois
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