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Entry for Strong's #1810 - ἐξαίφνης

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Thayer's Definition
  1. of a sudden, suddenly, unexpectedly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2009 ‑ הִנֵּה (hin‑nay');  6597 ‑ פִּתְאֹם (pith‑ome', pith‑ome');  6621 ‑ פֶּתַע (peh'‑thah);  7281 ‑ רֶגַע (reh'‑gah);  8552 ‑ תָּמַם (taw‑mam');  
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Verse Results
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Adv. on a sudden, Il. 17.738, 21.14, Pi. O. 9.52, A. Pr. 1077 (anap.), S. OC 1610, etc.: c. part., ψυχὴν θεωρεῖν ἐ. ἀποθανόντος ἑκάστου the moment that he is dead, Pl. Grg. 523e; ἀκούσαντι ἐ. at first hearing, Id. Cra. 396b: c. Art., τό γ' ἐ. D. 18.153; but τὸ ἐ. the instantaneous, that which is between motion and rest, and not in the time-series, Pl. Prm. 156d; but, = τὸ ἐν ἀναισθήτῳ χρόνῳ διὰ μικρότητα ἐκστάν, Arist. Ph. 222b15.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐξαίφνης (WH ἐξέφνης (except in Acts 22:6), see their Appendix, p. 151), adverb (αἰφνης, ἄφνω, ἀφνως suddenly), of a sudden, suddenly, unexpectedly: Mark 13:36; Luke 2:13; Luke 9:39; Acts 9:3; Acts 22:6. (Homer, et al.; the Sept..)

STRONGS NT 1810: ἐξέφνης [ἐξέφνης, see ἐξαίφνης.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξ -αίφνης

(WH, ἐξέφνης , exc. Acts 22:6; v. App., p. 151, and cf. M, Pr., 35), adv.

(< ἄφνω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H6597;]

suddenly Mark 13:36, Luke 2:13; Luke 9:39, Acts 9:3; Acts 22:6.†

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

For the form ἐξαίφνης, which is read by WH only in Acts 22:6 (cf. Notes, 2 p. 158), see P Par 51.8 (B.C. 160) (= Selections, p. 19) καὶ ἐξαί [φνης ] ἀνύγω τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου, and PSI III. 184.5 (A.D. 292) περὶ ἕκτην ὥραν ἐξαίφνης καύματος ἐνόντος πῦρ κτλ. The very fragmentary letter P Giss I. 86 (ii/A.D.) shows ὅτι ἐξέφνης ἀπέστιλας : so P Flor II. 175.7 (A.D. 255). In Cagnat III. 1145.4 we have ἐξεφάνης. On the ease with which αι and ε would be interchanged by the scribes, see Proleg. p. 35. MGr ἔξαφνα, ἄξαφνα, ξάφνω, with ξαφνίζω, ";frighten,"; ";surprise.";


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List of Word Forms
εξαίφνης ἐξαίφνης εξάκις εξακισχίλιαι εξακισχίλιοι εξακισχιλίους εξεφνης ἐξέφνης exaiphnes exaiphnēs exaíphnes exaíphnēs
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