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Entry for Strong's #3843 - πάντως

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. altogether
    1. in any and every way, by all means
    2. doubtless, surely, certainly
    3. in no wise, not at all
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (8) HCS (7)
Luke 1
Acts 3
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4
Luke 1
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4
Luke 1
Acts 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I Adv., (πᾶς) in all ways, ἄλλως τε π. καὶ.., i.e. especially (since).., A. Pers. 689, Eu. 726, Pl. Ap. 35d; σκιδνάμενον πάντῃ π. Parm. 2.3; περιφέρεσθαι καὶ π. φέρεσθαι Pl. Cra. 411b, cf. Grg. 527a: in Hom. always folld. by οὐ, in no wise, by no means, Il. 8.450, Od. 19.91, al.; πάντως γὰρ οὐ πείσεις νιν A. Pr. 335, cf. Hdt. 5.34, Pl. Grg. 497b, etc.: without οὐ first in Parm. l.c., A. (v. supr.); ἔδεε πάντως it was absolutely necessary, Hdt. 1.31; εἰ δὴ δεῖ γε π. Id. 7.10. θ; π. θελῆσαι to wish at all hazards, Id. 2.42; εἰ π. ἐλεύσονται if they positively will go, Id. 6.9; π. κου πυνθάνεαι no doubt, Id. 7.157: with an Adj., π. ἀναρίστητος Alex. 233: freq. with πᾶς or its derivs., Th. 7.87, Pl. Criti. 107d, al.; cf. πάντῃ 11.


1. in strong affirmations, at all events, at any rate, A. Proverbs 16:1-33, Hdt. 5.111, Pl. Ap. 33d, 1 Corinthians 9:22, etc.; so νηστεύωμεν δὲ π. Ar. Th. 984 (lyr.); π. κρέ' ἡμῖν ἐστίν Ephipp. 15.11; π. γε μήν Ar. Eq. 232; π. δήπου Id. Th. 805; assuredly, opp. ἴσως, Jul. Or. 7.222a; παρήγγειλά σοι ὅτι μὴ ἀπέλθῃς.., καὶ ἀπῆλθες π. and you did (emphat.), Sammelb. 7249.5 (iii/iv A. D.); τάχ' οὖν.. μᾶλλον δὲ π. nay rather I am sure, Herod. 7.89; π. ὅτι.. evidently because.., Dam. Pr. 96 (but, it follows that.., ib. 86).

2. c. imper., in command or entreaty, Hdt. 1.156, etc.; ἀλλ' ἐμοὶ πείθεσθε π. do but obey me, Eup. 357; π. παρατίθετε just put on the table, Pl. Smp. 175b; καὶ τὸ ἱερεῖον δὲ π. ἡμῖν ἀπόστειλον be sure to send.., PCair.Zen. 191.14 (iii B. C.).

3. in answers, by all means, no doubt, Pl. R. 574b; πάντως γάρ.. Ar. Pl. 273; π. δήπου And. 1.102, Pl. Phd. 75e, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πάντως (from πᾶς), adverb, altogether (Latinomnino), i. e.

a. in any and every way, by all means: 1 Corinthians 9:22 (so from Herodotus down).

b. doubtless, surely, certainly: Luke 4:23; Acts 18:21 (Rec.); ; 1 Corinthians 9:10 (Tobit 14:8; Aelian v. h. 1, 32; by Plato in answers (cf. our colloquial by all means)). with the negative οὐ, α. where οὐ is postpositive, in no wise, not at all: 1 Corinthians 16:12 (often so as far back as Homer). β. when the negative precedes, the force of the adverb is restricted: οὐ πάντως, not entirely, not altogether, 1 Corinthians 5:10; not in all things, not in all respects, Romans 3:9; (rarely equivalent to πάντως οὐ, as in Ep. ad Diogn. 9 [ET] 'God οὐ πάντως ἐφηδόμενος τοῖς ἁμαρτήμασιν ἡμῶν.' Likewise, οὐδέν πάντως in Herodotus 5, 34. But in Theognis, 305 edition, Bekker οἱ κακοί οὐ πάντως κακοί ἐκ γαστρός γεγόνασι κτλ. is best translated not wholly, not entirely. Cf. Winers Grammar, 554f (515f); Buttmann, 389f (334f) (on whose interpretation of Romans, the passage cited, although it is that now generally adopted, see Weiss in Meyer 6te Aufl.)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πάντως ,


(< πάς ),

[in LXX: 2 Kings 5:11 (v. Thackeray, Gr., 47), Tobit 14:8, al.;]

altogether, by all means;

(a) without neg. (from Hdt. on) : 1 Corinthians 16:12; esp. in strong affirmations, surely, at all events: Luke 4:23, Acts 21:22; Acts 28:4, 1 Corinthians 9:10;

(b) c. neg. (so always in mom.), in a complete negation: Romans 3:9; in a partial negation (Bl., § 75, 7), 1 Corinthians 5:10.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";one given to too much wine,"; is found bis in the Pastorals (1 Timothy 3:3, Titus 1:7). For the corr. verb cf. PSI IV. 352.6 (B.C. 254–3), where Artemidorus complains to Zeno regarding certain companions—ἐν οἴνωι γάρ εἰσιν καὶ ἐμ πόρναις διὰ παντός, and not only so but ἐπαρώινησάμ (for augment, cf. Crönert Mem. Herc. p. 209 n..1) με. . . καὶ εἰς αὐτά με ἤγαγον, ";they have made me drunken and led me on to the same thing."; He then asks Zeno’s aid, ἴνα μὴ πάλιν συμβαίνηι μοι. . . παροινεῖσθαι. Cf. P Lond 1914.27 (A.D. 335?) ἡμάρτησα καὶ ἐπαρυνήθην ἐν τῇ ν ̣υ ̣κτὶ ὅτι τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὕβρισα, ";I sinned and was drunken in the night, in that I maltreated the brethren"; (Bell). This prepares us for the wider meaning ";assault with drunken violence,"; as in P Petr III. 32 (g) recto (b).7 (Ptol.) ἐπιπαραγενόμενος καὶ παροινήσας ἡμᾶς ἀφείλετο τὰ κτήνη, and P Eleph 12.2 (B.C. 223–2) γεγράφαμεν Πλειστάρχωι τῶν φυλακίτηι περὶ τῶν παροινησάντων σε ἀποθέσθαι αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν φυλακήν. For the subst. see Artem. p. 60.12 ἕπεται γὰρ ἀεὶ τῇ μέθῃ μέθῃ πα ́ροινία.


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