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Entry for Strong's #5258 - ὕπνος

Word Origin
from an obsolete primary (perhaps akin to (5259) through the idea of subsilience)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. sleep
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2377 ‑ חָזוֹן (khaw‑zone');  2472 ‑ חֲלֹם (khal‑ome', khal‑ome');  3463 ‑ יָשֵׁן (yaw‑shane');  8142 ‑ שֵׁנָא (shay‑naw', shay‑naw');  8142 ‑ שֵׁנָא (shay‑naw', shay‑naw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
Romans 1
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
Romans 1
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 2
Romans 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὕπνος, ὁ,

sleep, slumber, Od. 11.245, al. (v. infr.); of the sleep of death, κοιμήσατο χάλκεον ὕ. Il. 11.241; Κάλχανθ' ὕ. θανάτοιο κάλυψεν Hes. Fr. 160 codd. Str.; ὕπνῳ καὶ καμάτῳ ἀρημένος Od. 6.2, cf. 12.281; τάπητες μαλακώτεροι ὕπνω Theoc. 15.125, cf. 5.51.

Special phrases:

I of going to sleep, μιν ἐπήλυθε.. . Od. 4.793; ἐπὶ.. ὕ. ὄρουσεν Il. 23.232; ἱκάνει 1.610; ἔχει 10.4, etc.; τὸν ὕ. ἔμαρπτε 23.62, al.; ᾕρει 24.4, al.; λαμβάνει S. Ph. 767; opp. ὕπνος ἀνῆκέ τινα Il. 2.71, Od. 19.551, Pl. Prt. 310d: of persons, ὕπνον ἀωτεῖν Il. 10.159, etc.; ὕπνου δῶρον ἕλοντο Od. 16.481, etc.; λαβεῖν Pl. Smp. 223b; κοιμᾶσθαι X. Hier. 6.7; ἡδὺν ὕπνον καθεύδειν Men. Kith.Fr. 1.5; ὕπνου τυχεῖν Ar. Ach. 713; μικρὸν ὕπνου λαχών X. An. 3.1.11; ὕπνου λαχεῖν μέρος Cratin. 218; ἐν ὕπνῳ or ὕπνῳ πεσεῖν to fall a- sleep, Pi. I. 4(3).23(41), A. Eu. 68; εἰς ὕπνον πεσεῖν S. Ph. 826; οὐχ ὕπνῳ γ' ἐνδόντα (so Badham for εὕδοντά) μ' ἐξεγείρετε Id. OT 65; also ὕπνῳ δεδμημένος, δαμείς, Il. 10.2, 14.353, etc.; νικώμενος, κρατηθεῖσ', A. Ag. 290, Eu. 148 (lyr.); κάτοχος S. Tr. 978 (lyr.); σκεδάσαι.. ἀπὸ βλεφάρων ὕπνον ib. 991 (lyr.).

2. of waking from sleep, ἐγεῖραί τινα ἐξ ὕπνου Od. 15.44, etc.: of the sleeper, ἀνόρουσε, ἔγρετο, ἐξ ὕ. Il. 10.162, 2.41; ἐξ ὕ. στῆναι S. Ph. 277; ἀπολακτίσασ' ὕπνον A. Eu. 141; ἀποσείσασθαι Luc. Tim. 6.

3. with Preps., when the pl. also is not uncommon, ἐν ὕπνῳ in sleep, in a dream, E. IT 44, Pl. R. 476c; ἐν τοῖς ὕ. ib. 572b, Sph. 266b, Isoc. 9.21, PCair.Zen. 34.5 (iii B.C.); καθ' ὕπνον ὄντα S. Tr. 970 (lyr.), cf. Pl. Lg. 800a; καθ' ὕπνον, κατὰ τοὺς ὕπνους, Plu. 2.717e,555b, Alex. 50; περὶ πρῶτον ὕ. about one's first sleep, Ar. V. 31, Th. 2.2; περὶ πρώτους ὕ. Eub. 13; ἀπὸ πρώτου ὕ. Th. 7.43; διὰ μέσων τῶν ὕ. Plu. Them. 28; ἐκ τῶν ὕ. ἐγείρεσθαι Pl. R. 330e: pl., dreams, ὕ. ἀγένητοι Phld. D. 1.22. II Sleep, as a god, twinbrother of Death, Il. 14.231, 16.672, 682; acc. to Hes. Th. 212, son of Night without father. [ by nature, A. Th. 3, Ag. 14, 912, etc.; by position in , etc.] (Cf. Skt. svápati 'sleep', Subst. svápnas 'sleep, dream'; Lat. somnus, sopor, etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὕπνος, ὕπνου, (i. e. συπνος, cf. Latinsopnus, somnus; Curtius, § 391), from Homer down, Hebrew שֵׁנָה, sleep: properly, Matthew 1:24; Luke 9:32; John 11:13; Acts 20:9; metaphorically, ἐξ ὕπνου ἐγερθῆναι (see ἐγείρω, 1), Romans 13:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὕπνος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H8142, H2472, etc.;]

sleep: Matthew 1:24, Luke 9:32, John 11:13, Acts 20:9; metaph., Romans 13:11.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";loving what is good"; (Tit. 1:8). In P Oxy I. 33ii. 11 (late ii/A.D.) a certain Appianus taunts an Emperor, perhaps Commodus (see P Oxy II. p. 319), by extolling the superior virtues of his predecessor Marcus Aurelius—ἄκουε, τὸ μὲν πρῶτον ἦ [ν ] φιλόσοφος, τὸ δεντερον ἀφιλάργυρος, τ [ ] τίτον φιλάγαθος, ";listen; in the first place he was a lover of wisdom, secondly, he was no lover of gain, thirdly, he was a lover of virtue"; (Edd.).

For the corr. subst., which is common in the inscrr., cf. Preisigke 1106.6 (Ptol.) οἱ συνπόσιον γευόμενοι φιλαγαθίας ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς, ib. 6117.4 (B.C. 18) φιλαγαθίας χάριν, and for the verb cf. P Tebt I. 124.17 (c. B.C. 118) ἧι ἔχομεν ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς φιλαγαθήσαντες.


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List of Word Forms
υπνοίς ύπνον ύπνος υπνου ύπνου ὕπνου υπνούντες υπνω ύπνω ὕπνῳ υπνώδης υπνών ύπνωσα υπνώσαι ύπνωσαν υπνώσας υπνώσατε ύπνωσε υπνώσει υπνώσεις ύπνωσεν υπνώσουσιν υπνώσω υπνώσωσιν hypno hypnō hýpnoi hýpnōi hypnou hýpnou upno upnō upnou
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