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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5616 - ὡσεί

Transliteration
hōseí
Phonetics
ho-si'  
Word Origin
from (5613) and (1487)
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. as it were, (had been), as though, as, like as, like
  2. about, nearly
    1. before numerals
    2. before a measure of time
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (34) NAS (6) HCS (21)
Matthew 5
Mark 3
Luke 10
John 5
Acts 8
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
Matthew 2
Mark 1
Luke 7
Acts 5
Matthew 3
Mark 1
Luke 9
Acts 6
Romans 1
Hebrews 1
BYZ TIS TR
ADV 36
ADV 20
ADV 34
NA WH
ADV 12
CONJ 9
ADV 23


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὡσεί or ὡς εἰ,

Adv. as if, as though; with various moods:

I c. opt., ἴσαν, ὡς εἴ τε πυρὶ χθὼν πᾶσα νέμοιτο Il. 2.780, cf. 11.389, Od. 9.314, etc.

2. ὡσεί τε c. subj., ἐρίλησ' ὡς εἴ τε πατὴρ ὃν παῖδα φιλήσῃ Il. 9.481.

3. ὡς εἰ or ὡς εἴ τε, c. indic., ἕπονθ' ὡς εἴ τε μετὰ κτίλον ἕσπετο μῆλα Il. 13.492; φιάλαν ὡς εἴ τις.. δωρήσεται Pi. O. 7.1.

II in comparisons, like, just as, Il. 16.59, Od. 7.36, Hes. Sc. 290, B. 11.1, S. Ant. 653, El. 234 (lyr.), etc.: c. part., Il. 5.374, Hes. Sc. 194; ὡς εἴ τε Il. 11.474; with verb supplied, Od. 14.254, Pi. P. 4.112; ὡσεί περ c. part., Hes. Sc. 189, cf. Theoc. 25.163 (nisi leg. εἰ περὶ σεῦ) ; ὡς εἴ πέρ τε with a noun, h.Cer. 215.

2. ὡς εἴτε as it were, Pi. P. 1.44.

III with Numerals, or measures of time and space, about, ὡσεὶ τριήκοντα σταδίων μάλιστά κῃ Hdt. 7.109, cf. X. HG 1.2.9, LXX Genesis 24:55, al., Matthew 14:21, al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὡσεί (ὡς and εἰ (Tdf. Proleg., p. 110)), adverb, from Homer down, properly, as if, i. e.

a. as it were (had been), as though, as, like as, like: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 9:36 (Treg. ὡς); Luke 3:22 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Acts 2:3; Acts 6:15; Acts 9:18 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Romans 6:13 L T Tr WH; Hebrews 1:12; also Rec. in Mark 1:10; John 1:32; γίνεσθαι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:4 R G; Mark 9:26; Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passive); εἶναι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:3 (L T Tr WH ὡς), and Rec. in Hebrews 11:12 and Revelation 1:14; φαίνεσθαι ὡσεί τί, to appear like a thing, Luke 24:11.

b. about, nearly: α. before numerals: Matthew 14:21; Luke 1:56 (R G); ; John 6:10 (R G L (others ὡς)); Acts 2:41; Acts 4:4 (R G); (in L T Tr WH it is strengthened here by the addition of περί); ; also, Rec. in Mark 6:44; R G in John 4:6; John 19:14 (G?), 39; Acts 5:36; Lachmann in John 6:19 (Judges 3:29; Nehemiah 7:66; Xenophon, Hell. 1, 2, 9; 2, 4, 25). β. before a measure of space: ὡσεί λίθου βολήν, Luke 22:41.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὡσεί ,

adv.,

(a) as if, .as it were, like as, like: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 9:36, Acts 2:3; Acts 6:15, Romans 6:13, Hebrews 1:12; γίνεσθαι (φαίνεσθαι ) ὡσεί , Mark 9:26, Luke 22:44 ([WH] R, mg., om.), Luke 24:11;

(b) in calculation, and with numbers, about: Matthew 14:21, Luke 3:23; Luke 9:14; Luke 9:28; Luke 22:41; Luke 22:59; Luke 23:44, Acts 2:41; Acts 10:3; Acts 19:7; ὡσεὶ λίθου βολήν , Luke 22:41.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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