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Entry for Strong's #2539 - καίπερ

Word Origin
from (2532) and (4007)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. although
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (5) HCS (5)
Philippians 1
Hebrews 3
2 Peter 1
Revelation 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 3
2 Peter 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 3
2 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


in Hom. always with a word between (exc. καί περ πολλὰ παθόντα Od. 7.224); but one word in Pi. and Prose, and usu. in Trag.

I even, καὶ αὐτοί περ πονεώμεθα Il. 10.70.

II although, albeit, usu. c. part., καὶ αὐτῇ περ νοεούσῃ 1.577; καὶ ἀχνύμενός περ ἑταίρου 8.125; καὶ πρίν περ θυμῷ μεμαώς 5.135; καὶ κήδεά περ πεπαθυίῃ Od. 17.555: so in later Poets, κ. ἀχνύμενος Pi. I. 8(7).4, cf. N. 6.6; καὶ θοῦρός περ ὤν A. Fr. 199.2; κ. αὐθάδη φρονῶν Id. Pr. 907; κ. οὐ στέργων ὅμως Id. Th. 712; κ. οὐ δύσοργος ὤν S. Ph. 377: preceded by ὅμως, Pl. R. 495d: the part. must freq. be supplied, καὶ θεός περ [ ὤν ] A. Ag. 1203; γιγνώσκω σαφῶς, κ. σκοτεινὸς [ ὤν ], τήν γε σὴν αὐδὴν ὅμως S. OT 1326; also εἰ μέμονάς γε, καὶ ὀψέ περ [ ἐρυόμενος ],.. ἐρύεσθαι Il. 9.247; ἐπιμνησαίμεθα Χάρμης, καὶ πρὸς δαίμονά περ [ μαχούμενοι ] 17.104; λέγεις ἀληθῆ, κ. ἐκ μακροῦ Χρόνου [ λέγων ] S. OT 1141; ἀλλ' ἔστιν ὧν δεῖ, κ. οὐ πολλῶν ἄπο, = καίπερ οὐ πολλῶν ὄντων, Id. Ph. 647: with finite Verbs only as dub. l., κ. ἔχει (leg. καἴπερ) Pi. N. 4.36; κ. (leg. καίτοι) ἐκεῖνό γε ᾤμην τι εἶναι Pl. Smp. 219c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καίπερ (Treg. καί περ in Heb.; from Homer, Odyssey 7, 224 down), conjunc. (originally even very much, cf. Donaldson § 621; Bäumlein, p. 200f; Krüger, § 56, 13, 2; Buttmann, § 144, 23; Winers Grammar, § 45, 2 at the end), although; it is joined to a participle (in Greek writings sometimes also to an adjective, so that ὤν must be supplied): Philippians 3:4; Hebrews 5:8; Hebrews 7:5; Hebrews 12:17; 2 Peter 1:12; contrary to ordinary usage (yet so occasionally in Greek writings) with a finite verb, καίπερ ἐστιν, Revelation 17:8 Rec.; but since Griesbach καί παρέσται (correctly παρέσται (see in πάρειμι)) has been restored after the best manuscripts

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καίπερ ,

concessive particle,

[in LXX: Proverbs 6:8, Wisdom of Solomon 11:9, Jonah 1:13, Mac.11 *;]

although: c. ptcp., Philippians 3:4, Hebrews 5:8; Hebrews 7:5; Hebrews 12:17, 2 Peter 1:12.†

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 Giss I. 47.22 (time of Hadrian) ἃς μέντοι δεδώκεις εἰς το ̣ῦτο ̣ (δραχμὰς) κ ̄δ ̄ ἔπεμψά σοι, καίπερ Διονυσ [ ]ου τοῦ ἀργυροκόπου κατασχόντος μου ὅλας (δραχμὰς) μ ̄, PSI IV. 298.17 (iv/A.D.) καίπερ αὐτοῦ τὸ σύνολον μὴ ἐπιστα [μένου.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
καιπερ καίπερ καίριόν kaiper kaíper
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