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Strong's #3706 - ὅρασις

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  1. the act of seeing
    1. the sense of sight, the eyes
  2. appearance, visible form
  3. a vision
    1. an appearance divinely granted in an ecstasy or dream
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2122 ‑ זִיו (zeev);  2377 ‑ חָזוֹן (khaw‑zone');  4707 ‑ מִצְפֶּה (mits‑peh');  4758 ‑ מַרְאֶה (mar‑eh');  4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');  5869 ‑ עַיִן (ah'‑yin);  7299 ‑ רֵו (rave);  8447 ‑ תֹּר (tore, tore);  
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Verse Results
KJV (4)
Acts 1
Revelation 3
NAS (4)
Acts 1
Revelation 3
HCS (4)
Acts 1
Revelation 3
BSB (4)
Acts 1
Revelation 3
ESV (2)
Acts 1
Revelation 1
WEB (4)
Acts 1
Revelation 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὅρ-ᾱσις, εως, ἡ,


1. seeing, the act of sight, Demad. 3, Arist. EN 1174a14, Men. 123, etc.; distd. as the ἐνέργεια or act from ὄψις (the sense or faculty), Arist. de An. 426a13, cf. 428a7; but, power of sight, SIG 1141 (Thrace).

2. pl., eyes, τὰς ὁ. ἐκκόπτειν D.S. 2.6, cf. D.H. 8.45, Plu. 2.88d: metaph., as title of the daughter-goddess of the Sun, ὅρασιν αὑτοῦ (sc. τοῦ Ἡλίου) OGI 56.56 (Canopus, iii B. C.).

II a vision, LXX Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17 (pl.).

III appearance, ὅμοιος ὁράσει λίθῳ ἰάσπιδι Revelation 4:3; ὁ μεταμορφούμενος ἐν ταῖς ὁράσεσιν PLeid.W. 13.36.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὅρασις, ὁράσεως, (ὁράω);

1. the act of seeing: ὀμμάτων χρῆσις εἰς ὅρασιν, Wis. 15:15; the sense of sight, Aristotle, de anima 3, 2; Diodorus 1, 59; Plutarch, mor., p. 440f; plural the eyes, ἐκκόπτειν τάς ὁράσεις, Diodorus 2, 6.

2. appearance, visible form: Revelation 4:3 (Numbers 24:4; Ezekiel 1:5, 26, 28; Sir. 41:20, etc.).

3. a vision, i. e. an appearance divinely granted in an ecstasy: Revelation 9:17; ὁράσεις ὄψονται, Acts 2:17 from Joel 2:28. (The Sept. chiefly for מַרְאֶה and חָזון.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὅρασις , -εως ,

(ὁράω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H4758, H2377 and cognate forms;]

1. in Arist. and later writers, the act of seeing, the sense of sight, and by meton., pl., the eyes.

2. appearance (Numbers 24:4, Ezekiel 1:5, Sirach 41:20, al.): Revelation 4:3.

3. = ὅραμα , a vision: Acts 2:17 (LXX), Revelation 9:17.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

πάθος, which in the NT has always a bad connotation ";passion,"; ";lust"; (see Trench, Syn. § lxxxvii), may be illustrated from Preisigke 3451.3 (i/B.C.) ἀπὸ πάθους ἰδίου, Syll 373 (=.3 810).20 (A.D. 55) σπουδαίῳ πάθει τοὺς ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν ἐπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ποιησαμένων λόγους, and ib. 890 (= .3 1239).20 (ii/A.D.), where ὅσα κακὰ κ [αὶ πά ]θη ἀνθρώποι [ς ] γ ()νεται are invoked as a curse on the man who disturbs a tomb. BGU II. 588.4 (i/A.D.) shows the noun, unfortunately in a broken context : in ib. I. 316.28 (A.D. 359) κρυπτὸν πάθος, the reference is to bodily sickness. See also Epict. iii. 2. 3. MGr πάθος, ";suffering,"; ";passion";; pl. πάθη, πάθια.


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List of Word Forms
ορασει οράσει ὁράσει ορασεις οράσεις ὁράσεις οράσεσιν οράσεως όρασεως ορασιν όρασιν οράσις όρασις ορατής ορατικόν horasei horásei horaseis horáseis orasei oraseis