Greek Word: φως

Today – foce

In the Greek: φως

Pronunciation (Erasmian): fohs

Definition/approximate English equivalent: light, the light, or anything emitting light. Also used metaphorically for light.

Example of its use:

  • John 1:8 οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖνος τὸ φῶς, ἀλλʼ ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός.

Notes: In this example, there are two uses. The first is neuter and singular as well as the lexical form (the form of the word you’d look it up by in a lexicon). The second appearance is of course neuter (as it is a neuter word) and is singular to agree with the sentence but takes the genitive – or the often called “possessive”.

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