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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1 - Α
- first letter of Greek alphabet
- Christ is the Alpha to indicate that he is the beginning and the end
Α , α , ἄλφα
(q.v.), τό , indecl., alpha,
the first letter of the Greek alphabet. As a numeral, = 1, α , = 1000.
As a prefix, it appears to have at least two and perhaps three distinct senses:
1. ἀ - (before a vowel, ἀν -) negative, as in ἄ -γιωστος , ἄ -δικος .
2. ἁ -, ἀ - copulative, indicating community and fellowship, as in ἁ -πλοῦς , ἀ -κολουθέω , ἀ -δελφός .
3. An intensive force (LS, s. a), as in ἀ -τενίζω is sometimes assumed (but v. Boisacq, s.v.).
Ἄλφα , τό , indecl. (see A), Alpha: Revelation 1:8; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:13 (v. Swete, in 11.).†
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