Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Greek Word of the Day (BBG)

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.


Greek Word of the Day: βασιλεία

βασιλεία, βασιλείας, ἡ, from the root *βασιλεια, means “kingdom.”


ἁμαρτία, ἁμαρτία , ἡ, from the root *ἁμαρτια, means “sin.”

“How can we who died to ἁμαρτία go on living in it?” (Rom 6:2)


προφήτης, προφήτου, ὁ, from the root *προφητη, means “prophet.”


καί is a conjunction meaning “and; even, also; namely.”

πνεύμα, πνεύματος, τό

πνεῦμα, πνεύματος, τό, from the root *πνευματ, means “spirit, Spirit; wind, breath; inner self”


Χριστός, Χριστοῦ, ὁ, from the root *χριστο, means “Christ, Messiah; Anointed One.”


πάντοτε means “always” (adverb).

“Rejoice in the Lord πάντοτε; again I say, Rejoice!” (Phil 4:4).


παλαιά, παλαιόν (*παλαιο)

παλαιός means “old.”

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


ὅτε means “when” (particle).

“ὅτε Jesus was twelve, they went up to the feast” (Luke 2:42).


σῶμα means “body.”

“Take, eat; this is my σῶμα.” (Matt 26:26).