G1 – alpha – ἄλφα alpha (first letter of the Greek alphabet); fig. to be first; negating prefix

Strong’s ID:
G1
Greek Word:
ἄλφα
Transliteration:
alpha
Pronunciation:
al’-fah
Part of Speech:
letter
Usage Count:
4
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Find “alpha” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) “Alpha” (Α / ἄλφα), the first letter of the Greek Alphabet (basically the letter “A” in English, as in “from A to Z”)
2) figuratively, to be first, primary, or the number one
3) a negating prefix (α– before a consonant, αν– before a vowel), it means “not” or “without”, much like in English a– and an– does the same (e.g., “amoral” means “without morals”, “anarchy” means “without order or authority”)
4) as an abbreviation of G260, to become a unifying connective (e.g., “and”)

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

of Hebrew origin; the first letter of the alphabet; figuratively, only (from its use as a numeral) the first:—Alpha.

Often used (usually αν an, before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from G427) in the sense of privation; so, in many words, beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of G260).

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) first letter of Greek alphabet
2) Christ is the Alpha to indicate that he is the beginning and the end

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.