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Strong's #5618 - ὥσπερ

Transliteration
hṓsper
Phonetics
hoce'-per
Origin
from (G5613) and (G4007)
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
None
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. just as, even as
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (39)
Matthew 14
Luke 2
John 2
Acts 2
Romans 5
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 3
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 3
James 1
Revelation 1
NAS (24)
Matthew 8
Luke 3
John 2
Acts 3
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
HCS (36)
Matthew 10
Luke 2
John 2
Acts 3
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 3
James 1
Revelation 1
BSB (36)
Matthew 10
Luke 2
John 2
Acts 3
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 3
James 1
Revelation 1
ESV (38)
Matthew 11
Luke 2
John 2
Acts 2
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 3
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 3
James 1
Revelation 1
WEB (41)
Matthew 14
Luke 2
John 2
Acts 3
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 3
James 1
Revelation 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὥσπερ, or ὥς περ,

Adv. of Manner, like as, even as, ζῆν ὥ. ἤδη ζῇς S. Ph. 1396; ἐσῴζετ' ἂν.., ὥ. οὐχὶ σῴζεται Id. El. 994; but the Verb is more often left to be supplied, οὔ τι κατακρύπτουσιν.., ὥ. Κύκλωπες Od. 7.206, cf. 2.333, Il. 4.263, 14.50; ἔξεστί θ', ὥ. Ἡγέλοχος, ἡμῖν λέγειν.. Ar. Ra. 303; τεταγμένοι ὥ. ἔμελλον Th. 4.93; τοῖς ἠτυχηκόσιν ὥ. ἐγώ D. 45.1; Hom. freq. puts a word between ὡς and περ, e.g. ὡς σύ περ αὐτή, ὡς τὸ πάρος περ, ὡς ἔσεταί περ Od. 19.385, Il. 5.806, 1.211; as for instance, ὅταν χορὸς.. γίγνηται, ὥ. [ὁ] εἰς Ηλον πεμπόμενος X. Mem. 3.3.12; ὥσπερ differs from ὡς in Hom., in that it seldom has an antecedent expressed, as in Il. 24.487, τηλίκου ὥ. ἐγών; also in Hes. Th. 402, ὣς δ' αὔτως.., ὥ. ὑπέστη; but in Trag. and Att. . is very freq. after demonstr. words; before οὕτως, Meliss. 3, Ar. Av. 188; after it, S. Tr. 475, etc.; ὥ. καὶ.., οὕτω καὶ.. X. Cyr. 7.5.75, cf. Pl. R. 354b; .., ὧδε.. S. OT 276; τοιοῦτος ὥ. Pl. Prt. 327d; αὐτοῦ ὥ. εἶχον just as they were, then and there, Hdt. 2.121. δ, cf. S. Ant. 1235; εὐθὺς ὥ. εἶχεν X. An. 4.1.19; εὐθὺς ὥ. ἔτυχε Id. HG 3.1.19; τὰν τράπεζαν κάτθετε ὥ. ἔχει Sophr. in PSI 11.1214a2; καὶ τὸν δαελὸν σβῆτε ὥ. ἔχει on the spot, ib. 14: c. gen., ὥ. ἔχει δόξης Pl. R. 612d: strengthd., ὥ. γε just exactly as, Ar. Nu. 673; ὥ. καί even as, ὡς καὶ ἐγώ περ Il. 6.477; ὥ. καὶ ἄλλο τι Th. 1.142, etc.: . also follows ἴσος, in Od. 20.282, μοῖραν.. ἴσην, ὡς αὐτοί περ ἐλάγχανον, cf. S. El. 533; so after ὁ αὐτός, Pl. Phd. 86a, D. 9.33; after ὅμοιος, ὅμοιος ἀτμὸς ὥ. ἐκ τάφου πρέπει A. Ag. 1311, cf. Th. 4.34.

2. ὥσπερ ἄν c. subj., v. infr. 111; c. opt., ὥσπερ ἄν τις.. λέγοι Pl. Phd. 87b, cf. X. HG 3.1.14; cf. ὡσπερεί 11.

II to limit or modify an assertion or apologize for a metaphor, as it were, so to speak, ὥ. ἀκονιτί Th. 4.73; τὸν ἐγκέφαλον ὥ. σεσεῖσθαί μοι δοκεῖς Ar. Nu. 1276, cf. Pax 234; ἅμα μὲν.. ὥ. ὑπεφθόνει X. Cyr. 4.1.13, cf. Pl. Phdr. 270d, Cra. 384c; in later Gk. sts. after the word to which it refers, ἐσφιγμένον ὥ. Porph. Chr. 26; βάθρον ὥ. Sch. Pi. O. 8.33; στέφανος ὥ. τῶν πόλεων τὰ τείχη ib. 42: freq. with parts., ὥ. ἐγγελῶσα S. El. 277; ὥ. ἐντεταμένου τοῦ σώματος Pl. Phd. 86b; ὥ. τι τῶν ἄλλων εὐλόγως πεποιηκότες as if they had done, Lys. 12.7; ὥ. ἐξόν as if it were in our power, X. An. 3.1.14; σιωπῇ ἐδείπνουν, ὥ. τοῦτο ἐπιτεταγμένον αὐτοῖς Id. Smp. 1.11, cf. Mem. 2.3.3; with a change of construction, ὥ. τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦτον ἔχοντα ἀνάγκην.., καὶ οὔτε.. οἷόν τε εἴη γενέσθαι Id. HG 2.3.19; τὴν ὥ. ἐπὶ τοῦ δίφρου ἕδραν a seat like that used in the chariot, Id. Eq. 7.5.

III rarely of Time,

1 ὥσπερ ἄν = ἕως ἄν, so long as, or however long (cf. ὡς Ad. 2), ὥσπερ ἂν ζῶ S. OC 1361 (sed leg. ἕωσπερ).

2. as soon as, Ar. Pax 24. after a Comp. (cf. ὡς Ab. 1.4); οὐ μείους ὥ. χίλιοι Xenoph. 3.4; ἧττον.. . X. HG 2.3.16. Cf. ὡσπερεί, ὥσπερ οὖν.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὥσπερ ((cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 110); from ὡς and the enclitic particle περ, which, "in its usual way, augments and brings out the force of ὡς Klotz ad Devar. 2:2, p. 768; see περ), adverb (from Homer down), just as, even as;

a. in a protasis with a finite verb, and followed by οὕτως or οὕτως καί in the apodosis (cf. Winer's Grammar, §§ 53, 5; 60, 5): Matthew 12:40; Matthew 13:40; Matthew 24:27, 37f, 38 (L T Tr (cf. ὡς at the beginning) WH ὡς); Luke 17:24; John 5:21, 26; Romans 5:19, 21; Romans 6:4, 19; Romans 11:30; 1 Corinthians 11:12; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 1 Corinthians 16:1; 2 Corinthians 1:7 (here L T Tr WH ὡς); Galatians 4:29; Ephesians 5:24 (L T Tr WH ὡς); James 2:26; ὥσπερ ... ἵνα καί ((cf. Winers Grammar, § 43, 5 a.; Buttmann, 241 (208); cf. ἵνα, II. 4 b.)), 2 Corinthians 8:7; εὐλογίαν ... ἑτοίμην εἶναι (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 44, 1 c.) οὕτως ὡς ἐυλογινα καί μή ὥσπερ etc. 'that your bounty might so be ready as a matter of bounty and not as if' etc. 2 Corinthians 9:5 (but only Rec. reads ὥσπερ, and even so the example does not strictly belong under this entry); the apodosis which should have been introduced by οὕτως is lacking (Winers Grammar, § 64, 7 b.; p. 569 (530); cf. Buttmann, § 151, 12 and 23 g.): Romans 5:12 (here what Paul subjoined in Romans 5:13f to prove the truth of his statement πάντες ἥμαρτον, prevented him from adding the apodosis, which had it corresponded accurately to the terms of the protasis would have run as follows: οὕτω καί δἰ ἑνός ἀνθρώπου δικαιοσύνη εἰς τόν κόσμον εἰσῆλθε καί διά τῆς δικαιοσύνης ζωή. Καί οὕτως εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους ζωή διελεύσεται, ἐφ' πάντες δικαιωθήσονται; this thought he unfolds in verse 15ff in another form); Matthew 25:14 (here the extended details of the parable caused the writer to forget the apodosis which he had in mind at the beginning; (cf. ὡς, I. 4 c.)).

b. it stands in close relation to what precedes: Matthew 5:48 (L T Tr WH ὡς); (L T Tr WH ὡς), (L T Tr WH ὡς); ; Acts 3:17; Acts 11:15; 1 Corinthians 8:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Hebrews 4:10; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:25; Revelation 10:3; ὥσπερ γέγραπται, 1 Corinthians 10:7 L T Tr WH; εἰμί ὥσπερ τίς, to be of one's sort or class (not quite identical in meaning with ὡς or ὡσεί τίς, to be like one (cf. Bengel at the passage)), Luke 18:11 (but L Tr WH marginal reading ὡς); γίνομαι, Acts 2:2 (the genitive is apparently not to be explained by the omission of ἦχος, but rather as the genitive absolute: just as when a mighty wind blows, i. e. just as a sound is made when a mighty wind blows (R. V. as of the rushing of a mighty wind)); ἔστω σοι ὧπερ ἐθνικός κτλ., let him be regarded by thee as belonging to the number of etc. Matthew 18:17.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὥσ -περ ,

adv.,

just as, even as: Matthew 6:2; Matthew 20:28, Acts 3:17, 1 Corinthians 8:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:3 al.; in protasis, with οὕτως (καί ) in apodosis: Matthew 12:40, Luke 17:24, John 5:21, Romans 5:19, Galatians 4:29, James 2:26, al.


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
ώπερ ωσπερ ώσπερ ὥσπερ hosper hōsper hṓsper osper ōsper
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