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Strong's #2184 - ἐφήμερος

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  1. lasting for a day
  2. daily
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐφήμερ-ος, ον,

Dor. ἐπάμ - Pi. P. 8.95, Fr. 182 (ἐφαμ- I. 7(6).40, Fr. 157): (ἡμέρα):


1. more common form of ἐφημέριος, esp. in Prose, living but a day: hence, short-lived, τερπνόν id. I. l.c.; τύχαι E. Heracl. 866, Diph. 45; ὄλβος οὐ βέβαιος, ἀλλ' ἐ. E. Ph. [558]; ἐ. σώματα καὶ χρήματα ἡγεῖσθαι Th. 2.53; χρῆσις Arist. Pol. 1252b16; ἐ. καὶ προπετῆ βίον Men. 382; τὸ ἐ. Arist. EN 1096b5; ἐ. πᾶν τὸ τῶν πολλῶν ἀγαθόν Epicur. Fr. 489.

2. of men, ἐφήμεροι creatures of a day, Pi. P. 8.95, Semon. 1.3, A. Pr. 83; ὦ τάλας ἐφάμερε Pi. Fr. 157; ὦφήμερε Ar. Nu. 223; ὦ φίλοι καὶ ἀτεχνῶς ἐ. Pl. Lg. 923a.

II for the day, daily, πυρετός Hp. Aph. 4.55; τροφή D.H. 8.41, Ephesians 2:15, Vett.Val. 62.17. cf. D.S. 3.32 (pl.); γυμνασία Ascl. Tact. 1.4; πράξεις Luc. Pseudol. 17; δαπάνη Plu. Per. 16, etc.: neut. pl. as Adv., once a day, Orib. Eup. 1.9.

III φάρμακον ἐ. killing on the same day, Plu. Them. 31.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐφήμερος, ἐφημερον (equivalent to ἐπί ἡμέραν ὤν);

1. lasting for a day (Pindar, Hippocrates, Plutarch, Galen.; others).

2. daily: τροφή (Diodorus 3, 32; Dionysius Halicarnassus 8, 41; Aristid. ii., p. 398 Jebb edition; 537, Dindorf edition)), James 2:15.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἐφ -ήμερος , -ον

(ἐπί , ἡμέρα ),

1. lasting for a day.

2. daily, for the day: James 2:15.†

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

To the exx. usually cited for this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (James 2:15) add Vett. Val. p. 62.17 ἀτυχεῖς καὶ ἀσχήμονας ποιοῦσι καὶ ἐνδεεῖς τῆς ἐφημέρου τροφῆς. The phrase implies ";food for the day"; or ";the day’s supply of food"; rather than ";daily food"; : cf. Field Notes, p. 236 f.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εφημερου εφημέρου ἐφημέρου εφθόν ephemerou ephemérou ephēmerou ephēmérou
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