- Strong’s ID:
- Greek Word:
- Part of Speech:
- prolonged form of the primary word: οπτομαι optomai
- less intense than G3708
- Usage Count:
- Find “optanomai” in the Bible (New Testament)
Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon
1) to gaze upon
2) traditionally: behold
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Strong’s Greek Lexicon
a (middle voice) prolonged form of the primary (middle voice) οπτομαι optomai op’-tom-ahee; which is used for it in certain tenses; and both as alternate of G3708; to gaze (i.e. with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable; and thus differing from G991, which denotes simply voluntary observation; and from G1492, which expresses merely mechanical, passive or casual vision; while G2300, and still more emphatically its intensive G2334, signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and G4648 a watching from a distance):—appear, look, see, shew self.
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) to look at, behold
2) to allow one’s self to be seen, to appear
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.