ἡμέρα in the New Testament

Definitions

Thayer

1) the day, used of the natural day, or the interval between sunrise and sunset, as distinguished from and contrasted with the night
1a) in the daytime
1b) metaphorically, "the day" is regarded as the time for abstaining from indulgence, vice, crime, because acts of the sort are perpetrated at night and in darkness
2) of the civil day, or the space of twenty four hours (thus including the night)
2a) Eastern usage of this term differs from our western usage. Any part of a day is counted as a whole day, hence the expression "three days and three nights" does not mean literally three whole days, but at least one whole day plus part of two other days.
3) of the last day of this present age, the day Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment, and perfect his kingdom
4) used of time in general, i.e. the days of his life.
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 2:943, 309

Strong

G2250
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι hêmai (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context): - age, + alway, (mid-) day (by day, [-ly]), + for ever, judgment, (day) time, while, years.

Louw-Nida

GlossSection
(υἱοὶ τῆς ἡμέρας) God’s people11.14
d daylight14.40
e court of justice56.1
(ἡμέρα σφαγῆς) day of condemnation56.33
(ἀφ᾽ ἡμερῶν ἀρχαίων) long ago67.26
(δἰ ἡμερῶν) a few days later67.59
(ἡμέρα ἐξ ἡμέρας) day after day67.92
(ἡμέρας τεσσεράκοντα καὶ νύκτας τεσσεράκοντα) long time67.93
(εἰς ἡμέραν αἰῶνος) forever67.95
(προβαίνω ἐν ἡμέραις) be old67.99
c period67.142
a day67.178
b daylight period67.186

Classical Greek Dictionaries

These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.

Perseus Digital Library

University of Chicago's Logion lexicon

Ulrik Petersen

Strong's dictionary

Crosswalk

Thayer's dictionary plus other information.

LaParola

From this site's dictionary (in Italian)

In the New Testament

SBL (also Westcott and Hort; Tischendorf; Byzantine)

ἡμέρᾳnoun: dative singular feminine84
ἡμέραnoun: nominative singular feminine23
ἡμέραιnoun: nominative plural feminine26
ἡμέραιςnoun: dative plural feminine49
ἡμέρανnoun: accusative singular feminine58
ἡμέραςnoun: accusative plural feminine68
ἡμέραςnoun: genitive singular feminine59
ἡμερῶνnoun: genitive plural feminine22
Total389

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