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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1899 - ἔπειτα

Transliteration
épeita
Phonetics
ep'-i-tah
Origin
from (G1909) and (G1534)
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. thereupon, thereafter, then, afterwards
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (16)
Mark
1
Luke
1
John
1
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
NAS (16)
Luke
1
John
1
1 Corinthians
6
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
HCS (15)
John
1
1 Corinthians
6
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
BSB (16)
Luke
1
John
1
1 Corinthians
6
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
ESV (16)
Mark
1
Luke
1
John
1
1 Corinthians
5
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
WEB (15)
Mark
1
Luke
1
John
1
1 Corinthians
4
Galatians
3
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
2
James
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔπειτα,

Ion. and Dor. ἔπειτε (ν) (q.v.), Adv., (ἐπί, εἶτα):

I

1. of mere Sequence, without any notion of cause, thereupon, thereafter, then, freq. from Hom. downwds., as Il. 1.48, 2.169, etc.: when in strong opposition to the former act or state, with past tenses, thereafter, afterwards; with future, hereafter, ἢ πέφατ' ἢ καὶ ἔ. πεφήσεται Il. 15.140; opp. αὐτίκα νῦν, 23.551; ὃς δ' ἔπειτ' ἔφυ, opp. ὅστις πάροιθεν ἦν, A. Ag. 171 (lyr.): in Hom.freq. with other Advs., αὐτίκ' ἔ. Il. 5.214; αἶψα, ὦκα ἔ., 24.783, 18.527; even ἔνθα.. . Od. 10.297; δὴ ἔ. 8.378: usu. with reference to a former act, just then, at the time, 1.106; freq. in narrative, πρῶτα μὲν.., αὐτὰρ ἔ. Il. 16.497; πρῶτον μέν.., folld. by ἔ. δέ.., Th. 2.55, Pl. Revelation 18:1-24 a, etc.; by . alone, Th. 1.33, etc.; by ἔ. δέ.. ἔ. δέ.. ..., X. Cyr. 1.3.14; ἐπεὶ δέ.. ... ... ἔ. δέ, ib. 8.3.24, al.; πρὶν μέν.., ἔ. δέ.. S. El. 724; ἔ. γε Pl. Tht. 147c, etc., f.l. in Ar. Th. 556; κἄπειτα, freq. in Trag., S. Aj. 61, 305, etc.

2. c. Art., τὸ ἔ. what follows, τό τ' ἔ. καὶ τὸ μέλλον καὶ τὸ πρίν Id. Ant. 611 (lyr.); τά τε πρῶτα, τά τ' ἔ., ὅσα τ' ἔμελλε τυχεῖν E. IT 1265 (lyr.); οἱ ἔ. future generations, A. Eu. 672; ὁ ἔ. βίος Pl. Phd. 116a; εἰς τὸν ἔ. χρόνον Id. Phlb. 39e, X. Cyr. 1.5.9, OGI 90.43 (Rosetta, ii B.C.); ἡ ἐς τὸ ἔ. δόξα Th. 2.64; ἐν τῷ ἔ. Pl. Phd. 67d; ἐκ τοῦ ποτὲ εἰς τὸ ἔ. Id. Prm. 152b.

3. like εἶτα, with a finite Verb after a participle, μειδήσασα δ' ἔ. ἑῷ ἐγκάτθετο κόλπῳ she smiled and then placed it in her bosom, Il. 14.223, cf. 11.730, etc.: freq. in Trag. and Att., A. Th. 267, Eu. 29, Pl. Phd. 82c: so freq. when part. and Verb are opposed, marking surprise or the like, and then, and yet, nevertheless, τὸ μητρὸς αἷμα.. ἐκχέας πέδοι ἔ. δώματ' οἰκήσει πατρός; A. Eu. 654, cf. 438; χὤταν ἐν κακοῖσί τις ἁλοὺς ἔ. τοῦτο καλλύνειν θέλῃ S. Ant. 496; ὅστις ἀνθρώπου φύσιν βλαστὼν ἔ. μὴ κατ' ἄνθρωπον φρονῇ Id. Aj. 761; εἰ πτωχὸς ὢν ἔπειτ' ἐν Ἀθηναίοις λέγειν μέλλω Ar. Ach. 498, cf. Av. 29, Pl. Grg. 519e, Prt. 319d: adversatively, answering μέν, πολλάκις μὲν ὥρμα.., ... διεκωλύετο Id. R. 336b; ἔτι μὲν ἐνεχείρησα.., ... Id. Prt. 310c, etc.; also κἄπειτα after a part., Ar. Nu. 624, Av. 536; cf. εἶτα 1.2.

4. in apodosi (never at the beginning of the clause; in Hom. freq. strengthd. by other Particles): after a Temporal Conj., then, thereafter, ἐπεὶ δὴ σφαίρῃ πειρήσαντο, ὀρχείσθην δὴ ἔ. when they had done playing at ball, then they danced, Od. 8.378; after ἐπεί, Il. 16.247; ἐπὴν.. δὴ ἔ. Od. 11.121; ὁπότε, Il. 18.545; ὅτε, 3.223; ὡς.. ἄρ' ἔ. 10.522; ἦμος.. καὶ τότ' ἔ. 1.478. after a Conditional Conj., then surely, εἰ δ' ἐτεὸν δὴ.. ἀγορεύεις, ἐξ ἄρα δή τοι ἔ. θεοὶ φρένας ὤλεσαν if thou speakest sooth, then of a surety have the gods infatuated thee, 7.360, cf. 10.453, Od. 1.290, etc.; so after ἤν, Il. 9.394; also when the apodosis takes the form of a question, εἰ μὲν δὴ ἕταρόν γε κελεύετέ μ' αὐτὸν ἑλέσθαι, πῶς ἂν ἔ. Ὀδυσῆος λαθοίμην; how can I in such a case? 10.243; when a condition is implied in relat. Pron., ὃν (= εἴ τινα) μέν κ' ἐπιεικὲς ἀκουέμεν, οὔ τις ἔ. τόν γ' εἴσεται 1.547; ὃν (= εἴ τινα) δέ κ' ἐγὼν ἀπάνευθε μάχης ἐθέλοντα νοήσω μιμνάζειν, οὔ οἱ ἔ. ἄρκιον ἐσσεῖται 2.392.

II of Sequence in thought, i.e. Consequence or Inference,

1. then, therefore, ξεῖν', ἐπεὶ ἂρ δὴ ἔ... μενεαίνεις Od. 17.185, cf. Il. 15.49, 18.357; οὐ σύ γ' ἔ. Τυδέος ἔκγονός ἐσσι 5.812; rarely at the beginning, ἔπειθ' ἑλοῦ γε θάτερα S. El. 345.

2. in telling a story, νῆσος ἔ. τις ἔστι now, there is an island, Od. 4.354, cf. 9.116.

3. in Att. freq. to introduce emphatic questions, why then.. ? ἔ. τοῦ δέει; Ar. Pl. 827, cf. Th. 188, Nu. 226; mostly to express surprise, or to sneer, and so forsooth..? and so really..? ἔ. οὐκ οἴει φροντίζειν [τοὺς θεοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων ]; X. Mem. 1.4.11; so κἄπειτα E. Med. 1398 (anap.), Ar. Ach. 126, Av. 963, X. Smp. 4.2; freq. with δῆτα added, ἔ. δῆτα δοῦλος ὢν κόμην ἔχεις; Ar. Av. 911, cf. 1217, Lys. 985, E. Alc. 822.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπειτα , adv. of sequence,

[in LXX: Numbers 19:10 A, Isaiah 16:2, 4 Maccabees 6:3*;]

thereupon, thereafter, then: Luke 16:7, Galatians 1:21, James 4:14; seq. μετὰ τοῦτο , John 11:7; μετὰ ἔτη τρία , Galatians 1:18; διὰ δεκατεσσάρων ἐτῶν , Galatians 2:1; πρῶτον . . . ., 1 Corinthians 15:46, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Hebrews 7:2; πρότεφον . . . , Hebrews 7:27; ἀπαρχὴ . . . ., 1 Corinthians 15:23; εἶτα . . . ., 1 Corinthians 15:5-6 (WH, txt.); . . . ., 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 (WH, mg.); τρίτον . . . . (his), 1 Corinthians 12:28.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἔπειτα is used of time in OGIS 90.48 (the Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) νῦν τε καὶ εἰς τὸν ἔπειτα χρόνον. For a reference to order see P Giss I. 23.11 where, after referring to her prayers on behalf of her daughter, the writer proceeds — ἔπειτα δὲ χάρι (l. χάρις) τῷ θεω ̣ι κτλ. Similarly the word is contrasted with πρῶτον (cf. Hebrews 7:2) in P Oxy IX. 1217.5 (iii/A.D.) πρῶτον μὲν ἀσπαζομένη σ ̣[ε ], ἔπιτα εὐχομένη παρὰ πᾶσι θεοῖς κτλ. The form and meaning persist in MGr.

 

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επειτα έπειτα ἔπειτα epeita épeita
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