1) a place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations
2) metaphorically that by which endeavour is excited and from which it goes forth
2a) that which gives occasion and supplies matter for an undertaking, the incentive
2b) the resources we avail ourselves of in attempting or performing anything
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 5:472, 730
From a compound of G575 and G3729; a starting point, that is, (figuratively) an opportunity: - occasion.
|a favorable circumstances||22.46|
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