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Entry for Strong's #4404 - πρωΐ

Word Origin
from (4253)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. in the morning, early
  2. the fourth watch of the night, from 3 o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock approximately
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1242 ‑ בֹּקֶר (bo'‑ker);  1242 ‑ בֹּקֶר (bo'‑ker);  5060 ‑ נָגַע (naw‑gah');  5399 ‑ נֶשֶׁף (neh'‑shef);  5704 ‑ עַד (ad);  7837 ‑ שַׁחַר (shakh'‑ar);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (10) NAS (12) HCS (12)
Matthew 2
Mark 6
John 1
Acts 1
Matthew 3
Mark 6
John 2
Acts 1
Matthew 3
Mark 6
John 2
Acts 1
ADV 12
ADV 11
ADV 10
ADV 11
ADV 12

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πρωΐ [],

Att. πρῴ (Hdn.Gr. 1.494, Sch. Ar. Av. 132, etc.), though codd. commonly give πρῶϊ, πρωΐ, or πρῷ: Adv.: ( πρό ): early in the day, at morn, opp. ὀψέ (acc. to Thphr. Sign. 9, the forenoon, between ἀνατολή and μεσημβρία ), πρωῒ (v.l. πρῶϊ ) ὑπηοῖοι Il. 8.530,al.: c.gen., πρωῒ ἔτι τῆς ἡμέρης Hdt. 9.101; ἑκάστης ἡμέρας τὸ πρῴ X. HG 1.1.30, cf. PSI 3.402.10 (iii B.C.): also πρῲ πάνυ Ar. V. 104; πρῲ τῇ ὑστεραίᾳ early next morning, X. Cyr. 1.4.16; τὸ πρωῒ LXX Genesis 19:27; ἅμα πρωΐ Ev.Matthew 20:1; ἀπὸ πρωῒ ἕως ἑσπέρας Acts 28:23 .

2. generally, betimes, early, Hes. Op. 461, Fr. 204, Ar. Av. 132, etc.: c. gen., πρωῒ τοῦ ἦρος, τοῦ θέρεος, Hp. Epid. 1.1, 2 .

3. = πρὸ καιροῦ ( Phryn. PS p.106 B. ), too soon, too early, πρῴ γε στενάζεις (v.l. πρό ) A. Pr. 696; δέδοικα γὰρ μὴ πρῲ λέγοις ἄν S. Tr. 631; πρῲ ἐσβαλόντες, καὶ τοῦ σίτου ἔτι χλωροῦ ὄντος Th. 4.6, cf. Pl. Prm. 135c . Comp. and Sup. πρωΐτερον (or πρῴτερον ), πρωΐτατα (or πρῴτατα ) are found in Th. 7.19, 39, 8.101, Arr. Ind. 26.4, Aristid. Or. 47 ( 23 ). 35, 51(27).51, v.l. in Hp. Epid. 2.1.6, 2.3.2, 6.8.13, al.; but usu. πρωϊαίτερον (or πρῳαίτερον ), πρωϊαίτατα (or πρῳαίτατα ), (v.l.), Pl. Phd. 59d, 59e, Tht. 150e, Prt. 326c, X. Cyr. 8.8.9, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πρωΐ´ (WH πρωι< (cf. Iota, at the end)) (Attic πρώ (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 5, 4 d.)), adverb (from πρό), from Homer down, the Sept. often for בֹּקֶר, in the morning, early (opposed to ὀψέ): John 18:28 G L T Tr WH; Matthew 16:3 (opposed here to ὀψίας γενομένης (but T brackets; WH reject the passage)); (Matthew 21:18 T Tr text WH); Mark 1:35; Mark 11:20; Mark 16:9; (πρωι<, σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, John 20:1); λίαν πρωι<, followed (in R G) by a genitive of the day (cf. Kühner, § 414, 5 c. β'. ii., p. 292), Mark 16:2; ἅμα πρωι<, Matthew 20:1; ἐπί τό πρωι<, Mark 15:1 (R G); ἀπό πρωι< ἕως ἑσπέρας, Acts 28:23. Used specifically of the fourth watch of the night, i. e. the time from 3 o'clock in the morning until 6, according to our reckoning ((cf. B. D. under the word )), Mark 13:35.

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(Rec. πρωΐ ),


(< πρό ),

[in LXX chiefly for H1242;] in the morning, early: Matthew 16:3 (R, txt.) Matthew 21:18, Mark 1:35; Mark 11:20; Mark 13:35; Mark 15:1, John 18:28; John 20:1; λίαν Papyri, Mark 16:2; ἅμα Papyri, Matthew 20:1; ἀπὸ Papyri (cf. ἀπὸ πρωΐθεν , Exodus 18:13), Acts 28:23.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the probable identification of the Ῥοῦφος of Romans 16:13 with the Ῥοῦφος of Mark 15:21, see SH p. 426 f. The name is very common : see e.g. P Hamb I. 29.5 (A.D. 89), and the reff. in Preisigke Namenbuch s.v.


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