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Strong's #3655 - ὄμβρος

of uncertain affinity
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  1. a shower
    1. a violent storm, accompanied by high wind with thunder and lightning
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Strong #: 8163 ‑ שָׂעִר (saw‑eer', saw‑eer');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), ,


1. storm of rain, thunder-storm, sent by Zeus, ὅτ' ἐπιβρίσῃ Διὸς ὄ. Il. 5.91; χειμάρρους.. ὀπαζόμενος Διὸς ὄμβρῳ 11.493; ὡς δ' ὅτ' ἂν ἀστράπτῃ πόσις Ἥρης.., τεύχων ἢ πολὺν ὄ. κτλ. 10.6; of a storm at sea, Alc. Supp. 26.4; ὄ. λάβρος Hdt. 8.12; dist. fr. ὑετός or common rain, Arist. Mu. 394a31; but sts., heavy rain, Hdt. 8.98, S. Tr. 146, E. Tr. 78: in pl., rains, ὄ. πολλοὶ καὶ λάβροι Hdt. 4.50, cf. 2.25, Pi. P. 4.81, S. OC 350.

2. generally, water, as an element, μήτε γῆ, μήτ' ὄ. ἱερός, μήτε φῶς Id. OT 1428, cf. Emp. 98.2, 21.5: f.l. for cross ὄλβος in S. Ant. 953; ὄ. ἀναγκαῖοι urine, Opp. C. 4.443.

3. inundation, τῶν παρακειμένων ὑδάτων PTeb. 61 (b). 133 (ii B.C.), al.; ὀχετοὺς ἀγαγεῖν οἳ ἄξουσιν τὸν ὄ. εἰς τὰς ἐξαγωγούς PCair.Zen. 383.13 (iii B.C.).

II metaph., storm, shower, ἐν πολυφθόρῳ Διὸς ὄ., of a battle, Pi. I. 5(4).49; δέδοικα δ' ὄμβρου κτύπον.. τὸν αἱματηρόν A. Ag. 1533 (lyr.); μέλας ὄ. χάλαζά θ' αἱματοῦσσ' (χαλάζης αἵματος codd.) S. OT 1279; ὄμβρῳ δακρυόεντι Nonn. D. 16.345; πυρὸς ὄμβροι Opp. H. 3.22; ἡδὺς ὄ. ἀοιδῆς AP 9.364 (Nestor).


(B) · χοιρίδιον, Hsch. (Cf. ὄβρια.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὄμβρος, ὀμβρου, (Latinimber) a shower, i. e. a violent rain, accompanied by high wind with thunder and lightning: Luke 12:54. (Deuteronomy 32:2; Wis. 16:16; in Greek writings from Homer down.)

STRONGS NT 3655a: ὁμείρομαι ὁμείρομαι (or ὀμείρω, see below) equivalent to ἱμείρομαι; to desire, long for, yearn after (A. V. to be affectionately desirous): τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 2:8, G L T Tr WH (but the last read ὁμειρόμενοι, cf. their Appendix, p. 144 and Lob. Pathol. Element. 1:72), on the authority of all the uncial and many cursive manuscripts, for Rec. ἱμειρόμενοι. The word is unknown to the Greek writers, but the commentators at the passage recognize it, as do Hesychius, Phavorinus, and Photius, and interpret it by ἐπιθυμεῖν. It is found in Psalm 62:2 Symm., and according to some manuscripts in Job 3:21. According to the conjecture of Fritzsche, Commentary on Mark, p. 792, it is composed of ὁμοῦ and ἐίρειν, just as Photius (p. 331, 8 edition Porson) explains it ὁμοῦ ἡρμοσθαι (so Theophylact (cf. Tdf.'s note)). But there is this objection, that all the verbs compounded with ὁμοῦ govern the dative, not the genitive. Since Nicander, ther. verse 402, uses μείρομαι for ἱμείρομαι, some suppose that the original form is μείρομαι, to which, after the analogy of κέλλω and ὀκέλλω), either or is for euphony prefixed in ἱμείρομαι and ὁμείρομαι But as ἱμείρομαι is derived from ἵμερος, we must suppose that Nicander dropped the ι( syllable to suit the meter. Accordingly, ὁμείρεσθαι seems not to differ at all from ἱμείρεσθαι, and its form must be attributed to a vulgar pronunciation. Cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 152); Winers Grammar, 101 (95); (Buttmann, 64 (56); Ellicott on 1 Thessalonians, the passage cited; (Kuenen and Cobet, N. T. Vat., p. ciii.)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὄμβρος , -ου , ,

[in LXX: Deuteronomy 32:2 (H8163), Wisdom of Solomon 16:16, al.;]

a storm of rain, a shower: Luke 12:54.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
Ομβρος όμβρος Ὄμβρος όμηρα Ombros Ómbros
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