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Entry for Strong's #2527 - καθόλου

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Thayer's Definition
  1. wholly, entirely, at all
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1115 ‑ בִּלְתִּי (bil‑tee');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. on the whole, in general, = καθ' ὅλου (as it shd. perh. be written), Epist.Philipp. ap. D. 18.77; κ. γράφειν, opp. κατὰ μέρος, Plb. 3.32.8; κ. εἰπεῖν Arist. Top. 156a13, Plu. 2.397c, etc.; οἱ κ. λόγοι general statements, opp. οἱ ἐπὶ μέρους, Arist. EN 1107a30 (but in Roman times, accounts kept by the central government, = Lat. summae rationes, OGI 715.3 (Alexandria), D.C. 79.21, etc.); τοῦτο γάρ ἐστι κ. μᾶλλον too general, Arist. Pol. 1265a31, cf. GA 748a8; ἡ τῶν κ. πραγμάτων σύνταξις general history, Plb. 1.4.2; τὸ κ. D.S. 1.77, Plu. 2.569f; τὸ κ. τῆς μοχθηρίας, opp. τὸ πρὸς ἡμᾶς, ib.468e; οὐδ' οὗτος ἀποφαίνει κ. τὸ καταλειφθέν the whole amount left, D. 27.43; ἐν τῷ κ. in general, speaking generally, Ath. 1.30e, Arr. Epict. 1.8.8, al.

2. in the Logic of Arist., of terms, τὸ κ. general, opp. τὸ καθ' ἕκαστον (singular), λέγω δὲ κ. μὲν ὃ ἐπὶ πλειόνων πέφυκε κατηγορεῖσθαι, καθ' ἕκαστον δὲ ὃ μή Int. 17a39, cf. Metaph. 1023b29; opp. τὸ κατὰ μέρος, Rh. 1357b1, al.; hence, τὰ κ. universal truths, ἡ ποίησις μᾶλλον τὰ κ., ἡ δ' ἱστορία τὰ καθ' ἕ. λέγει Po. 1451b7; = γνῶμαι, ib. 1450b12; esp. commensurate predicate, ὃ ἂν κατὰ παντός τε ὑπάρχῃ καὶ καθ' αὑτὸ καὶ ᾗ αὐτό APo. 73b26; as Adj., of propositions, λόγος κ. a universal statement, opp. ἐν μέρει, κατὰ μέρος (particular), ἀδιόριστος (infinite), APr. 24a17 sq.; of inference, ἡ κ. ἀπόδειξις universal proof, opp. κατὰ μέρος, APo. 85a13; hence, as predicate, κ. εἰσὶν [ αἱ ἀρχαί ] Metaph. 1003a7; as Adv., κ. ἀποφαίνεσθαι ἐπὶ τοῦ κ. Int. 17b5, al.

3. completely, entirely, Plb. 1.20.2; οὐδὲ κ. μακρὸν πλοῖον no warships at all, ib. 13, cf. LXX Da. 3.50, al.; μηδὲ τέχνην εἶναι τὸ κ. τοῦ πείθειν Phld. Rh. 1.327S. (Written κατὰ ὅλου Pl. Men. 77a.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καθόλου (i. e. καθ' ὅλου ( as it is written in authors before Aristotle (Liddell and Scott))), adverb, wholly, entirely, at all: Acts 4:18. ((Exodus 22:11); Ezekiel 13:3, 22; Amos 3:3, 4; Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Aristotle, and following.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(= καθ᾿ ὅλον and so in cl. bef. Arist.),


[in LXX: Exodus 22:11(10) Amos 3:3-4; Ezekiel 13:3; Ezekiel 13:22; Ezekiel 17:14 (τὸ κ , μή = H1115), Da LXX TH Da 3:50*;]

on the whole, in general: μή κ ., not at all, Acts 4:18.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt I. 27.77 (B.C. 113) καθόλου δ᾽ ἐνθυμηθεὶς ἡλίκην συμβάλλεται ἡ περὶ τὰ ὑποδεικνύμεν [α ] προσοχὴι τοῖς πράγμασι ῥοπήν, ";in general consider how great an impulse attention to the matters indicated gives to business"; (Edd.), P Oxy II. 239.10 (A.D. 66) εἰς μηδένα λόγον τῷ καθόλου, ";for no purpose whatever,"; ib. 267.9 (A.D. 36) αἷς (sc. δραχμαῖς) οὐδὲν τῶι καθόλου προσῆκται, ";to which nothing at all has been added"; (Edd.). In P Ryl II. 174.20 (A.D. 112) in connexion with the repayment of a loan provision is made that certain parties will not proceed against others—π ]ερὶ ἄλλου μηδενὸς ἁπλῶς πράγματος μηδὲ ὀφειλήματος μηδὲ [μηδενὸ ]ς τῷ καθόλου ἐνγράπτου μηδὲ ἀγράφου ἀπὸ τῶν ἔμπροσθεν χρόνω (ν) [μέχρι ] τῆς ἐνεστώσης ἡμέρας τρόπῳ μηδενί, ";on any matter at all or debt or count of any kind whatsoever, written or unwritten, in the past down to the present day, in any manner"; (Edd.). Cf. OGIS 715.3 where the highest financial official in Egypt is described as placed ἐπὶ τῶν καθ᾽ ὅλου λόγων : see also s.v. καθολικός.


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καθολου καθόλου καθομολογήσηται καθωμολογήσατο katholou kathólou
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