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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #823 - ἄτομος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and the base of (G5114)
Parts of Speech
  1. that cannot be cut in two, or divided, indivisible
    1. of a moment of time
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
1 Corinthians
NAS (1)
1 Corinthians
HCS (1)
1 Corinthians
BSB (1)
1 Corinthians
ESV (1)
1 Corinthians
WEB (1)
1 Corinthians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄτομος, ον,


1. uncut, unmown, λειμών S. Tr. 200; ἄ. πώγωνος βάθη Ephipp. 14.7; ἄ. λίβανος in lumps, Dsc. 1.68.1; ἄτομον, τό, = ὑοσκύαμος, dub. in Ps.- Dsc. 4.68 (cf. ἀταῖος).

2. Gramm., of words, not compound, D.H. Th. 22.


1. that cannot be cut, indivisible, γραμμαί Arist. Ph. 206a17, cf. LI 968a1; μεγέθη Id. Ph. 187a3; esp. of particles of matter, ἐτεῇ ἄτομα (sc. σώματα) καὶ κενόν Democr. 9, 125, cf. Arist. de An. 404a2, Metaph. 1039a10; in full, ἄ. σώματα Id. Cael. 303a21, Epicur. Nat. 14 Fr. 5: sg., ἄτομόν ἐστι σῶμα στερεόν.. Id. p.129.24 U.; also ἄ. φύσεις Democr. ap. Diog.Oen. 5, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.7U.; ἄτομοι, αἱ, ib. p.14 U.,al., Phld. Sign. 5,al., Alciphr. 1.34.

2. of Time, οὐχ οἷόν τε εἰς ἀ. χρόνους διαιρεῖσθαι τὸν χρόνον Arist. Ph. 263b27; κατ' ἄ. χρόνον Id. Sens. 447b18; ἐν ἀτόμῳ in a moment, Id. Ph. 236a6, 1 Corinthians 15:52; ἐν ἀ. ὀργῆς Sm. Isaiah 54:8. metaph., infinitely small, διαφοραί Plu. Phoc. 3.


1. in Logic, individual, of terms, Pl. Sph. 229d; of the εἶδος, Arist. Metaph. 1034a8, de An. 414b27.

2. individual, Id. APo. 96b11, al.: Subst. ἄτομον, τό, Id. Cat. 1b6, 3a38, Metaph. 1058a18 (pl.), Plot. 6.2.2, al.

3. of the summum genus, πρὶν εἰς τὰ ἄ. ἐλθεῖν Arist. Metaph. 994b21. Adv. ἀτόμως, ὑπάρχειν immediately, without the intervention of a middle term, Id. APo. 79a33.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** -τομος , -ον

(< τέμνω ),

[in Sm.: Isaiah 54:8 (MM, s.v.) *;]

indivisible; of time, ἄτομον , a moment: ἐν ἄ ., 1 Corinthians 15:52.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With ἐν ἀτόμῳ (1 Corinthians 15:52) cf. Symm. Isaiah 54:8 ἐν ἀτόμῳ ὀργῆς , where the LXX has ἐν μικρῷ θυμῷ . This will suffice to make Paul’s dependence for the word on Plato and Aristotle less assured than it might have been.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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ατομω ατόμω ἀτόμῳ atomo atomō atómoi atómōi
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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