Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Greek Word of the Day

These words are the vocabulary taught in Basics of Biblical Greek. They are the words occurring 50 times or more in the New Testament. This list is in process of being made. Words are listed in the order they are taught in the textbook. There is a separate listing of words taught in Greek for the Rest of Us.



δεξιά, δεξιόν (*δεξιο)

δεξιός means “right.”

“If your δεξιός hand causes you to sin, cut it off” (Matt 5:30).


δεύτερα, δεύτερον (*δευτερο)

δεύτερος means “second.”

“The δεύτερος is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Mark 12:31).


ποδός, ὁ (*ποδ)

ποῦς means “foot.”

“If your πούς causes you to sin, cut it off” (Mark 9:45).


ἐνώπιον means “before” (preposition-gen)

“He will go on ἐνώπιον him, in the spirit and power of Elijah” (Luke 1:17).


αἵματος, τό (*αἱματ)

αἷμα means “blood.”

“This is my αἷμα of the covenant, which is poured out in behalf of many” (Mark 14:24).


εὐθέως means “immediately” (adverb).

“‘I do not know that man!’ εὐθέως the rooster crowed” (Matt 26:74).


παλαιά, παλαιόν (*παλαιο)

παλαιός means “old.”

“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an παλαιός garment” (Mark 2:12).


εὐθύς means “immediately” (adverb)

“εὐθύς they left their nets and followed him” (Mark 1:18).


νέα, νέον (*νεο)

νέος means “new, young.”

“Jesus is the mediator of a νέος covenant” (Heb 12:24).


ἤδη means “now, already” (adverb).

“Not that I have ἤδη obtained all this or have ἤδη reached my goal, but I press on” (Phil 3:12).