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Entry for Strong's #4197 - πορεία

Word Origin
from (4198)
Parts of Speech
noun feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a journey
  2. a going, that is: purpose, pursuit, undertaking
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1979 ‑ הֲלִיכָה (hal‑ee‑kaw');  4161 ‑ מֹצָא (mo‑tsaw', mo‑tsaw');  6806 ‑ צַעַד (tsah'‑ad);  
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Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Luke 1
James 1
Luke 1
James 1
Luke 1
James 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πορ-εία, ἡ,


mode of walking or running, gait, Democr. 126, Pl. Smp. 190b, Ti. 45a; τὰ ὀργανικὰ μέρη τῆς π. Arist. de An. 432b26; περὶ πορείας ζῴων, title of work by Aristotle. II journey, A. Pr. 823, al.; ἡ ἐκεῖσε π. Pl. Phd. 107d; ἡ κατὰ τὰ ἄγκη π. Id. Cra. 420e; αἱ κατὰ γῆν π. Isoc. 1.19; ἡ εἰς Ἅιδου, εἰς Πέρσας π., Pl. Phd. 115a, X. Cyr. 8.5.1: metaph., π. ἕως εἰς ἄπειρον processus ad infinilum, Phld. Mort. 19 .

2. in military sense, march, Th. 2.18; κατὰ θάλατταν τὴν π. ποιεῖσθαι X. An. 5.6.11; π. ἀνύτειν Id. Cyr. 8.6.18; ἰέναι ib. 5.2.31 (nisi leg. εἶναι ) ; ἐκ π. μάχεσθαι Plu. 2.198b; order of march, Ascl. Tact. 11 tit., Arr. Tact. 28.1, al.

3. generally, course taken by a person, etc., Antipho 3.2.4; [τοῦ κόσμου] π. Pl. Plt. 274a; of the sun, Hymn.Is. 32 (pl.), Eudox. Ars 2.15; χρόνου π. Procl. Inst. 50 .

4. travelling expenses, IG 22.1.34, PRev.Laws 50.11 ( iii B.C., pl.), PGrenf. 1.43.8 (ii B.C.) .

5. visitation, inspection, οἰκοπέδων BGU 83.1 (ii/iii A.D.), etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πορεία, πορείας, (πορεύω), from Aeschylus down; the Sept. for הֲלִיכָה; a journey: Luke 13:22 (see ποιέω, I. 3); Hebraistically (see ὁδός, 2 a.), a going i. e. purpose, pursuit, undertaking: James 1:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πορεία , -ας ,

(<πορεύω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H1979 and cogn. forms;]

1. a journey: Luke 13:22.

2. a going: metaph. ("the rich man perishes while he is still on the move," Hort., in l), James 1:11.†

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

προκοπή, unlike its verb (προκόπτω), is not found in classical Greek (cf. Rutherford NP, p. 158), but is a term. techn. in Stoic philosophy for ";progress towards wisdom"; (cf. Zeller Stoics, p. 294). It occurs ter in the NT (Philippians 1:12; Philippians 1:25, 1 Timothy 4:15 : cf. Sirach 51:17, 2 Maccabees 8:8), and its colloquial use may be illustrated from P Ryl II. 233.16 (ii/A.D.) εὔχομαί σε τὸν κύριον ἰδεῖν ἐν μείζοσι προκοπαῖς, ἐν ἁδραῖς εὐημερίαις, ";I pray, my lord, that I may see your further advancement and ripe prosperity"; (Edd.), P Giss I. 27.7 (ii/A.D.) (= Chrest. I. p. 29) εὐαγγελίζοντι τὰ τῆς νείκης αὐτοῦ καὶ προκοπῆς (report of a victory over the Jews), P Tebt II. 276.39 (ii/iii A.D.) the fragment Of an astrological work according to which, if the conjunction of certain planets takes place at the morning rising of Venus, ἀπὸ νε [ότ ]η ̣τ ̣ο ̣ς ̣ τὰς προκοπὰς ἀποτελοῦσιν, ";they cause prosperity from youth upwards"; (Edd.), and P Oxy XIV. 1631.20 (A.D. 280) κατὰ προκοπὴν τῶν ἔργων, ";according to the progress of the works"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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πορεία πορείαι πορειαις πορείαις πορειαν πορείαν πορείας πορεύσεως πορίαί poreiais poreíais poreian poreían
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