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Strong's #3722 - ὄρθρος

from the same as (G3735)
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Noun Masculine
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  1. daybreak, dawn
  2. at early dawn, at daybreak, early in the morning
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Strong #: 821 ‑ אַשְׁמֹרֶת (ash‑moo‑raw', ash‑moo‑raw', ash‑mo'‑reth);  1242 ‑ בֹּקֶר (bo'‑ker);  3364 ‑ יָקַץ (yaw‑kats');  7837 ‑ שַׁחַר (shakh'‑ar);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄρθρος, ὁ,

I the time just before or about daybreak, dawn, cock-crow (ἀπ' ὄρθρου μέχρι περ ἂν ἥλιος ἀνάσχῃ Pl. Lg. 951d), τάχα δ' ὄ. ἐγίγνετο δημιοεργός h.Merc. 98; ἐπειδὰν ὄ. ᾖ Ar. Ach. 256, cf. Av. 496, etc.; ὄρθρου at dawn, Hes. Op. 577, Sopat. 25, Aristopho 10; ὄρθρου γενομένου Hdt. 1.198; ἅμα ὄρθρῳ Id. 7.188, Th. 3.112, etc.; ἐς ὄρθρον Theoc. 18.56, cf. X. Cyn. 6.6; κατ' ὄρθρον Ar. V. 772; περὶ ὄρθρον Th. 6.101 (cf. περίορθρος); πρὸς ὄρθρον towards dawn, Ar. Lys. 1089; πρὸς ὄρθρον γ' ἐστίν Id. Ec. 20; ὑπ' ὄρθρον Batr. 103; ὑπὸ τὸν ὄ. D.C. 76.17; τὸν ὄ., abs., in the morning, Hdt. 4.181; δι' ὄρθρων each morning early, E. El. 909; ὄ. βαθύς dim morning twilight, ἀλλὰ νῦν ὄ. β. Ar. V. 216, cf. Pl. Cri. 43a, Theoc. 18.14; τῆς παρελθούσης νυκτὸς.., ἔτι βαθέος ὄ. Pl. Prt. 310a, cf. Luke 24:1.

II Ὄρθρος, ὁ, a mythical dog, son of Typhaon and Echidna, that kept the herds of Geryoneus on the island Erytheia, and was there killed by Heracles, Hes. Th. 309, cf. 293 (v.l. Ὄρθος).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὄρθρος, ὄρθρου, (from ὈΡΩ, ὄρνυμι to stir up, rouse; cf. Latinorior,ortus), from Hesiod down; the Sept. for שַׁחַר dawn, and several times for בֹּקֶר; daybreak, dawn: ὄρθρου βαθέος or βαθέως (see βαθέως and βαθύς (on the genitive cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 11; Buttmann, § 132, 26)), at early dawn, Luke 24:1; ὄρθρου, at daybreak, at dawn, early in the morning, John 8:2 (Hesiod, Works, 575; the Sept. Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 33:5 (), etc.); ὑπό τόν ὄρθρον, Acts 5:21 (Dio Cassius, 76, 17).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὄρθρος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H7837, H1242, etc.;]

daybreak, dawn: ὄρθρου βαθέως (M, Pr., 73), at early dawn, Luke 24:1; ὄρθρου , John 8:2; ὑπὸ τὸν ὄ ., Acts 5:21 (cf. MM, xviii).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

in pass. = ";become old,"; as in Hebrews 8:13 : cf. Preisigke 5827.11 (B.C. 69) πεπαλαιῶσθαι with reference to a temple building. Preisigke Wörterbuch s.v. also cites Archiv ii. p. 441, No. 55.4 (ii/A.D.) τείχη β ̄ περιβόλου παλαιωθέντα. In Heb l.c. the verb on its two occurrences is sometimes understood transitively = ";abrogate"; : so Tin-dale ";he hath abrogat.";


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List of Word Forms
όρθροις ορθρον όρθρον ὄρθρον όρθρος ορθρου όρθρου ὄρθρου orthron órthron orthrou órthrou
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