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Strong's #2117 - εὐθύς

perhaps from (G2095) and (G5087)
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  1. straight, level
  2. straight forward, upright, true, sincere
  3. straightway, immediately, forthwith
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Strong #: 1249 ‑ בַּר (bar);  3474 ‑ יָשַׁר (yaw‑shar');  3474 ‑ יָשַׁר (yaw‑shar');  3559 ‑ כּוּן (koon);  4339 ‑ מֵישָׁרִים (may‑shawr');  5048 ‑ נֶגֶד (neh'‑ghed);  5228 ‑ נָכֹחַ (naw‑ko'‑akh);  8205 ‑ שְׁפִי (shef‑ee');  8505 ‑ תָּכַן (taw‑kan');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐθύς, εῖα, ύ,

Ion. and ἰθύς (q.v.: so always in Hom.and Hdt.),


1. straight, direct, whether vertically or horizontally, opp. σκολιός, καμπύλος, Pl. Tht. 194b, R. 602c, etc.; κατὰ τὸ εὐθὺ ἑστάναι stands still with reference to the vertical, of a spinning top, ib. 436e; εὐ. πλόος, ὁδοί, Pi. O. 6.103, N. 1.25, etc.; εὐθυτέρα ὁδός X. Cyr. 1.3.4; ὁδοὺς εὐθείας ἔτεμε Th. 2.100; ῥόμβος ἀκόντων Pi. O. 13.93; εὐθείᾳ (sc. ὁδῷ) by the straight road, Pl. Lg. 716a; εὐθεῖαν ἕρπε A. Fr. 195; τὴν εὐ. E. Med. 384; ἐπ' εὐθείας D.S. 19.38, Ascl. Tact. 2.6, Plot. 2.1.8; so also εἰς τὸ εὐ.βλέπειν X. Eq. 7.17, etc.; πλήρης τοῦ εὐθέος tired of going straight forward, ib. 14; ἡ ἐς τὸ εὐ. τῆς ῥητορικῆς ὁδός the direct road to.., Luc. Rh. Proverbs 10:1-32; κατ' εὐθύ on level ground, LXX 3 Ki. 21.23; but ἡ κατ' εὐ. τάσις in the direct line, Apollon.Cit. 2; on the same side, Gal. 8.62; also, opp. εἰς τὸ ἐντός, Plot. 6.7.14.

2. in moral sense, straightforward, frank, of persons, εὐθὺν χρὴ τὸν ἑταῖρον ἔμμεν καὶ μὴ σκολιὰ φρονεῖν Scol. 16; κοινᾶνι παρ' εὐθυτάτῳ Pi. P. 3.28; ῥῆτραι Tyrt. 4.6; τόλμα Pi. O. 13.12; δίκα Id. N. 10.12; κρῖνε δ' εὐθεῖαν δίκην A. Eu. 433, cf. Ἀρχ. Ἐφ. 1911.134 (Gonni); ὁ εὐθὺς λόγος E. Hipp. 492; τὸ εὐ. τε καὶ τὸ ἐλεύθερον Pl. Tht. 173a; ἀπὸ τοῦ εὐθέος λέγειν to speak straight out, Th. 3.43; ἐκ τοῦ εὐ. ὑπουργεῖν outright, openly, without reserve, Id. 1.34; ἐκ τοῦ εὐ., opp. δι' αἰνιγμάτων, Paus. 8.8.3: in fem., τὴν εὐθεῖάν τινι συνειπεῖν Plu. Cic. 7; ἁπλῶς καὶ δι' εὐθείας Id. 2.408e; ἀπ' εὐθείας ib.57a, Fab. 3; κατ' εὐθεῖαν by direct reasoning, Dam. Pr. 432; μηδὲν ἐξ εὐθείας παρέχει (an amulet) does no good directly, Sor. 2.42.

3. εὐθεῖα, ἡ, as Subst., (sc. γραμμή) straight line, Arist. APr. 49b35, al., Euc. 1 Def. 7, al.; ἐπ' εὐθείας εἶναι lie in a straight line, Archim. Con.Sph. 7, al.; ἐπὶ τὴν αὐτὴν εὐ., ἐπὶ τῆς αὐτῆς εὐ. ἐκτείνειν, in the same line, Plb. 3.113.2, 3; ἐπὶ μίαν εὐ. ib. 8: Comp., εὐθυτέρα ἡ γραμμὴ γίνεται Arist. Mech. 855a24. (sc. πτῶσις) nominative case, D.T. 636.5, A.D. Pron. 6.11, etc.; κατ' εὐθύ in the nominative, Arist. SE 182a3. as Adv., εὐθύς and εὐθύ, the former prop. of Time, the latter of Place, Phryn. 119, etc.

I εὐθύ, of Place,

1. straight, usu. of motion or direction, εὐθὺ Πύλονδε straight to.., h.Merc. 342; εὐθὺ πρὸς τὰ νυμφικὰ λέχη S. OT 1242; εὐ. [τὴν ἐπὶ] Βαβυλῶνος straight towards.., X. Cyr. 5.2.37: and so c. gen., εὐ. τῶν κυρηβίων, εὐθὺ Πελλήνης, Ar. Eq. 254, Av. 1421; εὐ.τοῦ Διός Id. Pax 68; εὐ. τοὐρόφου Eup. 47; εὐ. τῆς σωτηρίας Ar. Pax 301, cf. Th. 8.88, etc.; ἀποθανούμενος ᾔει εὐ. τοῦ δαιμονίου in opposition to.., Pl. Thg. 129a (s.v.l.); cf. ἰθύς. νῆσον οἰκεῖ εὐθὺ Ἴστρου opposite.., Max.Tyr. 15.7.

2. = ἁπλῶς, simply, καλεῖν Thphr. HP 3.8.2, cf. 9.13.2.

3. rarely of Time, Philoch. 144, Arist. Rh. 1414b25, UPZ 77.27 (ii B.C.), PGrenf. 1.1.24 (ii B.C.), Aristeas 24, Luc. Nav. 22.

II εὐθύς,

1 of Time, straightway, forthwith, Pi. O. 8.41; ὁ δ' εὐ. ὡς ἤκουσε A. Pers. 361; ὁ δ' εὐ. ἐξῴμωξεν S. Aj. 317; τὸ μὲν εὐ. τὸ δὲ καὶ διανοούμενον Th. 1.1, cf. 5.3, 7.77; joined with other adverbial words, τάχα δ' εὐ. ἰών Pi. P. 4.83; εὐ. κατὰ τάχος Th. 6.101; εὐ. παραχρῆμα (v. sub παραχρῆμα) ; εὐ. ἀπ' αρχῆς Ar. Pax 84 (anap.); εὐ. ἐξ ἀρχῆς X. Cyr. 7.2.16; ἐξ ἀρχῆς εὐ. Arist. Pol. 1287b10; εὐ. κατ' ἀρχάς Pl. Ti. 24b; ἀφ' ἑσπέρας εὐ. ἤδη Luc. Gall. 1; εὐ. ἐκ νέου, ἐκ παιδός, even from one's youth, Pl. R. 485d, 519a; εὐ. ἐκ παιδίου X. Cyr. 1.6.20: with a part., εὐ. νέοι ὄντες Th. 2.39; εὐ. ἥκων X. An. 4.7.2; εὐ. ἀπεκτονώς D. 23.127; τοῦ θέρους εὐ. ἀρχομένου just at the beginning of summer, Th. 2.47; ἀρξάμενος εὐ. καθισταμένου [τοῦ πολέμου ] from the very beginning of the war, Id. 1.1; εὐ. ἀποβεβηκότι immediately on disembarking, Id. 4.43; εὐ. γενομένοις at the moment of birth, Pl. Tht. 186b: metaph., at once, naturally, ὑπάρχει εὐθὺς γένη ἔχον τὸ ὄν Being falls at once into genera, Arist. Metaph. 1004a5, cf. Po. 1452a14: with Subst., ἡ τῶν Ἰταλιωτῶν εὐθὺς φυγή Hdn. 8.1.5.

2. less freq. in a local relation, ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως εὐ. just above the city, Th. 6.96; παρ' αὐτὴν εὐ. ὁ ἔσπλους ἐστίν directly past it (the mole), Id. 8.90; ἐγγύτατα τούτου εὐ. ἐχομένη immediately adjoining this, ibid., cf. Theoc. 25.23; εὐ. ἐπὶ τὴν γέφυραν Foed. ap. Th. 4.118, cf. X. Cyr. 7.2.1, 2, 2.4.24, Ages. 1.29; τὴν εὐ. Ἄργους κἀπιδαυρίας ὁδόν the road leading straight to Argos, E. Hipp. 1197 (condemned by Phot.); εὐ. Λυκείου Pherecr. 110, cf. Arist. HA 498a32, etc.

3. of Manner, directly, simply, v.l. in Pl. Men. 100a.

4. like αὐτίκα 11: for instance, to take the first example that occurs, ὥσπερ ζῷον εὐθύς Arist. Pol. 1277a6, cf. Cael. 284b10, etc.; οἷον εὐθύς Cleom. 1.1, D.Chr. 11.145. regul. Adv. εὐθέως, used just as εὐθύς, S. Aj. 31, OC 994, E. Fr. 31, Pl. Phd. 63a, etc.; αἰσθόμενος εὐθέως

1. as soon as he perceived, Lys. 3.11; ἐπεὶ εὐθέως ᾔσθοντο X. HG 3.2.4; εὐθέως παραχρῆμα Antipho 1.20, D. 52.6.

2. = εὐθύς B. 11.4, οἷον εὐθέως as for example, Plb. 6.52.1, 12.5.6 (dub. sens. in Hp. Art. 55); so εὐ. alone, Ph. 2.589. (εὐθέως is the commoner form in later Greek, PCair.Zen. 34.17 (iii B.C.), etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐθύς, εὐθεῖα, εὐθύ, the Sept. for יָשָׁר (from Pindar down), straight;

a. properly, straight, level: of a way (Matthew 3:3); Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; Acts 9:11; εἰς εὐθεῖαν (L T Tr WH εἰς εὐθείας), namely, ὁδόν (an ellipsis common also in classical Greek cf. Winer's Grammar, § 64, 5), Luke 3:5; εὐθεῖα ὁδός the straight, the right way, is figuratively used of true religion as a rule of life leading to its goal, i. e. to salvation, 2 Peter 2:15; αἱ ὁδοί κυρίου, the right and saving purposes of God, Acts 13:10 (Song of the Three Children, verse 3).

b. tropically, straightforward, upright, true, sincere (as often in secular authors): καρδία, Acts 8:21 (εὐθεῖς τῇ καρδία often in the Psalms, as Psalm 7:11; Psalm 31:11 (); ()).

STRONGS NT 2117: εὐθύς (adv) εὐθύς (adv), adverb (from Pindar down), equivalent to εὐθέως, with which it is often interchanged in the manuscripts (see εὐθέως); straightway, immediately, forthwith: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 13:20; John 13:32, etc. (Cf. Phryn. ed. Lob., p. 145.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐθύς , -εῖα , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3474;]

1. straight, direct: τρίβοι , Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 3:4 (LXX); εἰς εὐθειας , (sc. ὁδούς ), Luke 3:5; εὐ . ὐδός , fig., Acts 13:10, 2 Peter 2:15; as pr. name of a street, Acts 9:11.

2. In moral sense, straightforward, right: καρδία , Acts 8:21 (cf. Psalms 7:11; Psalms 32:11, al.).†

εὐθύς ,


[in LXX (more freq. than εὐθέως ) chiefly for H3474;]

= εὐθέως , straightway, directly: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 13:20-21; Matthew 14:27; Matthew 21:2-3; Matthew 26:74, Luke 6:49, John 13:30; John 13:32; John 19:34, Acts 10:16; Acts 10:42 times in Mk.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

εὐθύς, as an adj., is found in an early iv/A.D. Christian letter, where the writer asks for prayers—P Oxy XII. 1494.8 εἵν᾽ οὕτ ̣ω ̣ς ̣ ἐπακούσῃ ὁ θαιὸς τῶν εὐχῶν ὑμῶν καὶ γένηται ἡμεῖν ὁδὸς εὐθεῖα, ";in order that God may thus hear your prayers, and a straight way be made for us"; (Edd.) : cf. 2 Peter 2:15.

εὐθύς, instead of εὐθέως, is now read in almost all the occurrences in Mk, and, though not so common as εὐθέως, can also be illustrated from the Κοινή. Thus in P Petr II. 13(9).5 (B.C. 258–253)—a document already cited under εὐθέως —we have εὐθὺς τἀντίγραφα ἔπεμψα : cf. PSI IV. 403.20 (iii/B.C.) παρέσομαι δὲ κἀγὼ εὐθὺς ἐξ ἑορτῆς, P Oxy IV. 744.7 (B.C. 1) (= Selections, p. 33) ἐὰν εὐθὺς ὀψώνιον λάβωμεν ἀποστελῶ σε ἄνω, P Fay 109.2 (early i/A.D.) εὐθύς σε οὐ κρατῶι, ";I at once give in to you"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 234.4 (ii/A.D.) ἀνέδ ̣ωκα τῶι ̣ κρατ [ίστῳ ἐπιστρ ]ατήγῳ τὰς ἐπιστολὰς κ ̣α ̣ι ̣̣ [ε ] ̣θ ̣υ ̣̀ς ̣ μὲ [ν τ ]ῷ γραμμάτει αὐτοῦ ἔδωκεν. For the form εὐθύ see P Leid Ci. 27 (B.C. 162) (= I. p. 119) ε ]ὐθὺ μέλαινα ἐγένετο —an account of a dream, and the Alexandrian Erotic Fragment P Grenf I. 1 i. 24 (ii/B.C.) νῦν ἀνοργισθῶμεν · εὐθὺ δεῖ καὶ διαλύεσθαι, ";let us now cease from anger : yes, we must quickly be reconciled."; The Markan use of εὐθύς is discussed by J. Weiss in ZNTW xi. p. 124 ff. In MGr an unaspirated form εὐτύς is also found.


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List of Word Forms
ευθέα ευθεια ευθεία εὐθεῖα ευθείαι Ευθειαν ευθείαν εὐθείαν Εὐθεῖαν ευθειας ευθείας εὐθείας ευθείς ευθειών ευθείων ευθέσι ευθέσιν ευθέων ευθύ ευθύς eutheia eutheîa eutheian eutheían Eutheîan eutheias eutheías
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