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Entry for Strong's #2526 - καθό

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. according to what
    1. as
    2. according as, in so far as, so far forth as
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 834 ‑ אֲשֶׁר (ash‑er');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (3) HCS (4)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 2
1 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Adv. for καθ' ὅ (which shd. perh. be written),

I in so far as, according as, Lys. 34.5, Arist. Metaph. 1022a14, D.S. 31.16, 2 Corinthians 8:12, etc.; κ. μεγέθει καὶ κ. ποιότητι in respect of.., Phld. Ir. p.91 W.

II wherefore, Pl. Sph. 267d, Plu. 2.51b.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καθό (i. e. καθ' ), adverb (from Lysias, and Plato down), according to what, i. e.:

1. as: Romans 8:26.

2. according as; in so far as, so far forth as: 1 Peter 4:13 (Rec.elz καθώς); 2 Corinthians 8:12 (Winers Grammar, 307 (288); cf. Buttmann, § 139, 30).

STRONGS NT 2526: καθολικός καθολικός, καθολικη, καθολικον (καθόλου, which see), general, universal (occasionally in secular authors from (Aristotle, and) Polybius down, as καθολικη καί κοινῇ ἱστορία, Polybius 8, 4, 11; often in ecclesiastical writings; the title καθολικη ἐκκλησία first in Ignatius ad Smyrn. c. 8 [ET] and often in Polycarp, Martyr. (see edition (Gebh. Harn.) Zahn, p. 133 note); cf. καθολικη ἀνάστασις (Justin contra Trypho, 81 under the end); Theophilus ad Autol. (l. i. § 13), p. 40, Otto edition); ἐπιστολαί καθολικαι, or simply καθολικαι, in the title of the Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude (R G L; cf. τῶν ἑπτά λεγομένων καθολικων SC. ἐπιστολῶν, Eus. h. e. 2, 23, 25), most probably because they seemed to be written not to any one church alone, but to all the churches. (Cf. Dict. of Chris. Antiq. under the word Catholic.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(= καθ᾿ ὅ ),


[in LXX: Leviticus 9:5; Leviticus 9:15 (H834), 1 Esdras 1:50, Sirach 16:20 Baruch 1:6, 2 Maccabees 4:16*;]

as, according as: Romans 8:26, 2 Corinthians 8:12, 1 Peter 4:13.†

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

P Ryl II. 119.30 (A.D. 54–67) ἐν οὐδενὶ ἡγήσατο καθὸ ὑπερισχύων ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ τῶν τόπων, ";he scorned (petitions and reports) in virtue of his superior local power"; (Edd.). Michel 731.22 (ii/B.C.) τὰ δὲ ] περὶ τὴν πομπὴν ἐπιτελέσαι καθὸ πάτριόν ἐστιν, ";according to traditional custom."; With the use in 2 Corinthians 8:12 cf. Aristeas II χαρακτῆρσι γὰρ ἰδίοις κατὰ τὴν Ἰουδαίων χρῶνται, καθάπερ Αἰγύπτιοι τῇ τῶν γραμμάτων θέσει, καθὸ καὶ φωνὴν ἰδίαν ἔχουσιν.


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καθο καθό καθὸ καθοδηγήσας καθοδηγών καθόδοις καθόδους katho kathò
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