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.



αἵματος, τό (*αἱματ)

αἷμα means “blood.”

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


αἰῶνος, ὁ (*αἰων)

αἰών means “age, eternity.”

“I am with you all the days, to the end of the αἰών” (Matt 28:20).


αὔριον means “next day” (adverb)

“Do not be anxious about αὔριον, for αὔριον will be anxious for itself” (Matt 6:34).


ἄχρι means “until, as far as” (preposition-gen)

“Be faithful ἄχρι death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev 2:10).


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).


ἐνώπιον means “before” (preposition-gen)

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


ἔτους, τό (*ἐτο)

ἔτος means “year.”

“Every ἔτος his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover” (Luke 2:41).


εὐθέως means “immediately” (adverb).

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


εὐθύς means “immediately” (adverb)

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