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Entry for Strong's #737 - ἄρτι

Word Origin
from a derivative of (142) (cf (740)) through the idea of suspension
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. just now, this moment
  2. now at this time, at this very time, this moment
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6258 ‑ עַתָּה (at‑taw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (36) NAS (36) HCS (34)
Matthew 7
John 13
1 Corinthians 6
Galatians 3
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 2
1 John 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 7
John 12
1 Corinthians 6
Galatians 3
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 2
1 John 1
Revelation 2
Matthew 7
John 11
1 Corinthians 6
Galatians 3
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 2
1 John 1
Revelation 2
ADV 37
ADV 31
ADV 37
ADV 34
ADV 40

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄρτι [], Adv. just, exactly, of coincidence of Time, just now (not in Hom.):

1. mostly of the present, with pres. tense, Thgn. 998, Pi. P. 4.158, A. Th. 534; opp. πάλαι, with pf., τέθνηκεν ἄ. S. Ant. 1283; βεβᾶσιν ἄ. Id. El. 1386; ἄ. ἥκεις ἢ πάλαι; Pl. Cri. 43a; more fully ἄ. νυνί Ar. Lys. 1008; ... νῦν or νῦν.. ., Pl. Plt. 291a, 291b; later, = νῦν, Theoc. 23.26,.Galatians 1:9, J. AJ 1.6.1; ἄ. καὶ πρώην to-day and yesterday, i. e. very lately, Plu. Brut. I, etc.; ἕως ἄ. till now, Matthew 11:12, POxy. 936.23 (iii A. D.): with Subst., ὁ ἄ. λόγος Pl. Tht. 153e; ἡλικίαν.. τὴν ἄ. ἐκ παίδων X. HG 5.4.25; ἡ ἄ. ὥρα 1 Corinthians 4:11, PMag.Lond. 1.121.373; ἄ. μὲν.. ἄ. δὲ.. now.. now.., at one time.. at another.., Luc. Nigr. 4.

2. of the past, just now, with impf., ἄ. βλάστεσκε S. Fr. 546, cf. E. Ba. 677, Pl. Grg. 454b: with aor., λέξας ἄ. S. Aj. 1272; καθῃμάτωσεν ἄ. E. Ph. 1160; opp. νῦν, ὃ ἄ. ἐρρήθη.. νῦν δὲ.. Pl. Alc. 1.130d, cf. 127c; ἐν τῷ ἄ., opp. ἐν τῷ νῦν καὶ ἐν τῷ ἔπειτα, Id. Men. 89c.

3. in Antiph. 26.7 (s.v.l.) and later also of the future, just now, presently, Luc. So 1, App. Mith. 69, Astramps. Orac. 94.2; condemned by Phryn. 12; also, just at present, πλεύσεις, ἄ. δὲ οὔ Astramps. Orac. 92.7: with imper., Nonn. D. 20.277, etc. (Perh. cogn. with Skt. tám 'ordinance', tás 'correct'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄρτι, adverb, according to its derivation (from ἈΡΩ to draw close together, to join, Latinarto; (cf. Curtius, § 488)) denoting time closely connected;

1. in Attic "just now, this moment (German gerade,eben), marking something begun or finished even now, just before the time in which we are speaking" (Lobeck ad Phryn., p. 20): Matthew 9:18; 1 Thessalonians 3:6, and perhaps Revelation 12:10.

2. according to later Greek usage universally, now, at this time; opposed to past time: John 9:19, 25; John 13:33; 1 Corinthians 16:7; Galatians 1:9f, opposed to future time: John 13:37; John 16:12, 31; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; opposed to future time subsequent to the return of Christ: 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 1:6, 8. of present time most closely limited, at this very time, this moment: Matthew 3:15; Matthew 26:53; John 13:7; Galatians 4:20. ἄχρι τῆς ἄρτι ὥρας, 1 Corinthians 4:11; ἕως ἄρτι, hitherto; until now, up to this time: Matthew 11:12; John 2:10; John 5:17; John 16:24; 1 Corinthians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 15:6; 1 John 2:9. ἀπ' ἄρτι, see ἀπαρτί above. Cf. Lobeck ad Phryn., p. 18ff; (Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 70f). [SYNONYMS: ἄρτι, ἤδη, νῦν: Roughly speaking, it may be said that ἄρτι just now, even now, properly marks time closely connected with the present; later, strictly present time (see above, and compare in English just now i. e. a moment ago, and just now (emphatic) i. e. at this precise time). νῦν now, marks a definite point (or period) of time, the (object) immediate present. ἤδη now (already) with a suggested reference to some other time or to some expectation, the subjective present (i. e. so regarded by the writer). ἤδη and ἄρτι are associated in 2 Thessalonians 2:7; νῦν, and ἤδη in 1 John 4:3. See Küfhner §§ 498, 499; Bäumlein, Partikeln, p. 138ff; Ellicott on 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 4:6.]

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ἄρτι ,


[in LXX: Da LXX Daniel 9:22; Daniel 10:11 (H6258), al.;]

adv., of coincidence, denoting strictly present time, as contrasted with past or future, just, just now, this moment: Matthew 3:15; Matthew 9:18; Matthew 26:53, John 13:7, Galatians 4:20, 1 Thessalonians 3:6 (v. Lft., Notes, 44; Milligan, in l), Revelation 12:10; opp. to past time, John 9:19; John 9:25; John 13:33, 1 Corinthians 16:7, Galatians 1:9-10; to future, John 13:37; John 16:12; John 16:31, 1 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, 1 Peter 1:6; 1 Peter 1:8; ἄχρι τῆς ἅ . ὥρας , 1 Corinthians 4:11; ἕως ἄ ., Matthew 11:12, John 2:10; John 5:17; John 16:24, 1 Corinthians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 15:6, 1 John 2:9; ἀπ᾽ ἄ ., see ἀπάρτι (v. Rutherford, NPhr., 70 f; MM, s.v.).†

SYN.: νῦν G3568, now, "the objective, immediate present; ἤδη G2235, now, already, " the subjective present, with a suggested reference to some other time or to some expectation". (Thayer, 75.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ἄρτι of strictly present time (as Galatians 1:9 f., 1 Thessalonians 3:6, etc.) cf. BGU II. 594.5 (c. A.D. 70–80) λ ]έγων ὅτι μετὰ τὸν θερισμὸ [ν ἐργολ ]αβήσομα [ι ], ἄρτι γὰρ ἀσθενῶι, P Lond 937 b.8 ff. (iii/A.D.) (= III. p. 213) δικάζομαι χάριν τῶν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ μου καὶ οὐ δύναμαι ἄρτι ἐλθεῖν πρὸς σ [ ], Syll 387.8 A.D. 127—a rescript of Hadrian) δίκαια ἀξιοῦν μοι δοκεῖτε καὶ ἀναγκαῖα ἄ [ρ ]τι γεινομένῃ πόλει : Stratonicea (in Lydia) was just ";incorporated."; The word is very common in magical formulae, e.g. P Lond 121.373 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 96) ἐν [τ ]ῇ ἄρτι ὥρᾳ ἤδη ἤδη ταχὺ ταχύ, ib. .546 ἐν τῇ σήμερον ἡμέρᾳ ἐν τῇ ἄρτι ὥρᾳ, and the incantation in the long Paris papyrus 574.1245 (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 114) ἔξελθε, δαῖμον,. . .καὶ ἀπόστηθι ἀπὸ τοῦ δῖ (να) ἄρτι ἄρτι ἤδη, ";depart from so and so at once, at once, now."; For the combination of Matthew 11:12, etc., cf. P Oxy VI. 936.23 (iii/A.D.) οὐκ ἔχω ἄρτι σεῖτον οὐδὲ τὰ βιβλίδια ἀπήρ [τ ]ι ̣σ ̣ται ἕως ἄρτι, ";the petitions have not yet been got ready"; (Edd.). According to Moeris p. 68 : Ἄρτι, οἱ μὲν Ἀττικοὶ τὸ πρὸ ὀλίγου, οἱ δὲ Ἕλληνες καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ νῦν λέγουσι. See also Lobeck Phryn, p. 18 ff., Rutherford NP, p. 70 ff., and Nägeli, p. 78, where the word is cited as a mark of the non-literary Κοινή.


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