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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2505 - καθά

from (G2596) and the neuter plural of (G3739)
Parts of Speech
  1. according as, just as
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κᾰθά [θᾰ],

Adv. for καθ' ἅ,

I according as, just as, IG 12.90.43, 116.27, Men. Mon. 551, PCair.Zen. 188.8 (iii B.C.), Plb. 3.107.10, LXX Genesis 7:9, etc.; ὁ κ. παρατεταγμένος σφυγμός the (so to speak) 'regular' pulse (a military metaphor), Archig. ap. Gal. 8.626.

II also καθάπερ, Ion. κατάπερ, Philol. 14, Democr. 164, Hdt. 1.182, al., Ar. Eq. 8, Ec. 61, IG 12.39.42, al., D. 37.16, etc.: freq. in legal instruments, ἡ πρᾶξις ἔστω κ. ἐκ δίκης PEleph. 1.12 (iv B.C.), etc.: with a part., like ὡς, ἅτε, D.C. 37.54 (nisi leg. καίπερ): strengthd., καθάπερ εἰ (Ion. κατάπερ εἰ, Hdt. 1.170), like as if, exactly as, Pl. Phlb. 22e, 59e, al.; καθάπερ ἄν (for ἐάν) D. 23.41; καθάπερ ἂν εἰ Pl. Lg. 684c, Arist. Ph. 240b10, Plb. 3.32.2, etc.: — μάχαιραν κ. like a knife, Porph. Chr. 31. Cf. καθό, καθώς.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καθά , adv.

(for καθ᾿ ἅ ),

[in LXX: Genesis 7:9; Genesis 19:8, al. (H834, כְּ ), Isaiah 58:11, Wisdom of Solomon 3:10, al.;]

just as, according as: Matthew 27:10 (LXX), Luke 1:2, D (cf. BL, § 78, 1; Phil. Gosp., 8 f.).†

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

This late form for καθάπερ is first used in literature by Polybius, and is frequently found in the papyri, e.g. P Petr II. 13(1).5 (B.C. 258–3) καθὰ ἐξειλήφαμεν, ";according as we have received,"; P Ryl II. 160(d)ii. 18 (A.D. 42) καθὰ καίγραπται (l. γέγραπται), ";as aforesaid,"; P Oxy XII. 1473.10 (A.D. 201) συμβιούτωσαν οὖν ἀλλήλοις οἱ γαμοῦντες ἀμέμπτως καθὰ καὶ πρότερον συνεβίουν. Cf. from the inscrr. Michel 1009 B.81 (c. B.C. 129) εἰς ] τὸν ἀεὶ χρόνον καθὰ ἐξ ἀρχῆς ὑπῆρχεν, and the reff. in Kälker Quaest. p. 300. See also Meisterhans Gr. p. 257.


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
καθα καθά καθὰ καθαγιάσει καθηγιασμένον καθώς κατά katha kathà
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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