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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2481 - ἴσως

from (G2470)
Parts of Speech
  1. equally, in like manner
  2. agreeably to expectation, i.e. it may be, probably
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 194 ‑ אֻלַי (oo‑lah'ee, oo‑lah'ee);  389 ‑ אַךְ (ak);  2005 ‑ הֵן (hane);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Lacon. ϝίὡρ (v. βίωρ),

Adv. of ἴσος,

I equally, in like manner, Sapph. Supp. 25.11, S. Ph. 758, Pl. Lg. 805a, etc.; ὡς ἰσαίτατα ib. 744c; evenly, Hp. Off. 3.

II equally, with reference to equality, τὸ ὀρθὸν ληπτέον ἴσως Arist. Pol. 1283b40; fairly, equitably, ἴ. καὶ κοινῶς Aen. Tact. 22.24; οὐκ ἴ. οὐδὲ πολιτικῶς D. 10.74; μηδὲν ἴ. καὶ δικαίως φρονοῦντας D.H. 10.40; οὐκ ἴσως χρήσασθαί τινι Plb. 23.2.7.

III probably, perhaps, Alc. Supp. 33, Hdt. 6.124, A. Pr. 319, S. Ph. 144, Pl. Grg. 473b, etc.; ἴ. που E. El. 518; οὔτε συμφόρως οὔτ' ἴ. καλῶς D. 5.10; οὐκ ἴσως, ἀλλ' ὄντως Pl. Lg. 965c: ironical, σμικρά γε ἴ. προσθήκη Id. R. 339b: freq. joined with ἄν or τάχ' ἄν, e.g. S. Aj. 691, 1009, Pl. Ap. 31a; ἀμφισβητοῦντες προστιθέασιν ἀεὶ τὸ ἴσως καὶ τάχα Arist. Rh. 1389b18: ἴσως without ἄν c. opt. is f.l. in A. Supp. 727, E. IT 1055; ἴ. μέν.., ἴ. δέ.. perhaps so or so, X. Cyr. 4.3.2: repeated ., . Ar. Nu. 1320, D. 3.33: used to soften or qualify a positive assertion, S. OC 661, Ar. Ra. 224, Pl. Phd. 61c, Phdr. 233e, Arist. Metaph. 987a26, etc. with numerals, about, Ar. Pl. 1058, Damox. 3.2.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< ἴσσς ),


[in LXX for H194, H389, H2005, Genesis 32:20, Jeremiah 5:4, al.;]

1. equally.

2. perhaps: Luke 20:13.†

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P Magd 29.5, .8 (B.C. 218) ἴσως καὶ ὁμοίως P Giss I. 76.6 (ii/A.D.) ἀσπάζομαί σε πολλα, ἴσω ̣ς ̣ και ̣, Χαιρᾶς καὶ Ἡρώδη ̣̓. With the usage in Luke 20:13 cf. P Amh II. 135.16 (early ii/A.D.) τί δὲ ἡμεῖν συνέβη μετὰ τῶν ἀρχόντων ἴσως ἐγνώκατε ἢ κνώσσεσθε (l. γνώσεσθε), ";what befell us in connexion with the magistrates you have probably heard or will hear"; (Edd.), P Tebt II. 424.3 (late iii/A.D.) ἔπεμψά σοι ἐπιστολὴν διὰ τοῦ ἀρτοκόπου καὶ εἴσως οἶδας τί σοι ἔγραψα P Oxy IX. 1204.21 (A.D. 299) μὴ ἐπιγνοὺς ὡς ἀξιώματος μείζονος μετείληφεν, ὃ ἀπαλλάττει ἴσως αὐτὸν τῶν λειτουργιῶν τῶν πολειτικῶν, ";ignoring his acquisition of a superior rank, which presumably releases him from municipal offices"; (Ed.), ib. XIV. 1681.4 (iii/A.D.) ἴσως με νομίζετε, ἀδελφ [ο ], βάρβαρόν τινα ἢ Αἰγύπτιον ἀνάνθρωπον εἶναι, ";you are, my brothers, perhaps thinking me a barbarian or an inhuman Egyptian"; (Edd.). MGr ἴσως, ";perhaps.";


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