G2250 – hemera – ἡμέραa day; fig. a time period

Strong’s ID:
G2250
Greek Word:
ἡμέρα
Transliteration:
hemera
Pronunciation:
hay-mer’-ah
Part of Speech:
noun feminine
Etymology:
feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ημαι hemai (to sit; akin to the base of G1476)
Usage Count:
389
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Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) a day
2) figuratively: a time period

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ημαι hemai (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, i.e. gentle; day, i.e. (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.

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) 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.

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 Thayers Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.