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Strong's #2977 - λάθρα

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  1. secretly
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Strong #: 4565 ‑ מִסְתָּר (mis‑tawr');  5643 ‑ סִתְרָה (say'‑ther, sith‑raw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λάθρα· αἱ δίκαι

(Elean), Hsch. λάθρα, λάθρᾳ, v. cross λάθρῃ.

λάθρῃ [ ],

Att. λάθρᾳ,

1. Adv., (λανθάνω) secretly, by stealth, ὁ δέ οἱ παρελέξατο λάθρῃ Il. 2.515; ἀνήρ, ὃς ἐμίσγετο λάθρῃ Od. 15.430; λάθρῃ κτείναντες treacherously, 17.80; ἀλλά τε λάθρῃ γυῖα βαρύνεται imperceptibly, Il. 19.165: in Trag. and Att., S. Aj. 1137, OT 386, Ar. Ra. 746, Th. 4.39, Pl. R. 347b, etc.

2. c. gen., λάθρῃ τινός unknown to one, λάθρῃ Λαομέδοντος Il. 5.269; λάθρῃ τῶν ἄλλων στρατηγῶν Hdt. 8.112, cf. 9.90, S. OT 787, OC 354, Ar. V. 347, X. An. 1.3.8. Freq. written λάθρα, λάθρη in codd. and Pap., but λάθραι (i.e. λάθρᾳ) in UPZ 19.28 (ii B. C.) and in some of the best codd., as the Laurentian of Sophocles, also in POxy. 16 of Th. l. c. (i A. D.):

other forms are

λάθρᾰ, h.Cer.240, E.Fr.1132.28;

λαθρηδόν, AP7.202 (Anyt.);

λαθρηδά, Luc.Cal.21;

λαθρηδίς, Hdn.Gr.1.512 (-δως (sic), Cyr.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λάθρᾳ (so R G T Tr) (in Homer λάθρῃ, from λανθάνω, λαθεῖν), and L (WH K C (see the latter's Praef., p. 12: and under the word εἰκῇ)) λάθρᾳ (from λαθρος, λάθρᾳ, λαθρον, cf. Passow (especially Liddell and Scott), under the word; Winers Grammar, 47; Buttmann, 69 (61)), adverb secretly: Matthew 1:19; Matthew 2:7; John 11:28; Acts 16:37. (From Homer down; the Sept..)

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(Att..; in Hom., -ρῃ , Rec. -ρα ),


[in LXX chiefly for ‎H5643;]

secretly: Matthew 1:19; Matthew 2:7, Mark 5:33 (WH, mg.), John 11:28, Acts 16:37.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

λάθρα, which Moulton (Gr. ii. p. 84) prefers to write instead of λάθρᾳ, occurs in P Par 22.28 (B.C. 165) τοῦτον (sc. λίνον) λάθρα κομισάμενος : cf. BGU IV. 1141.48 (B.C. 14). See also Boisacq (p. 549) who treats the form as an instrumental singular.


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List of Word Forms
λαθρα λάθρα λάθρᾳ λαθραίως λάθριος lathra láthrāi
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