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.



πρό means “before” (preposition-gen).


πότε means “when” (adverb).

“Lord, πότε did we see you hungry and feed you?” (Matt 25:37).


ποτέ means “at some time” (particle).

“I was ποτέ alive apart from the law” (Rom 7:9).


πάλιν means “again” (adverb).

“Stand firm, and do not be subject πάλιν to a yoke of slavery” (Gal 5:1).


οὔπω means “not yet” (adverb).

“Why are you so fearful? Have you οὔπω no faith?” (Mark 4:40).


οὐκέτι means “no longer” (adverb)

“They are οὐκέτι two, but one flesh” (Matt 19:6).


ὅταν means “whenever” (particle).

“ὅταν you pray, go into your room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret” (Matt 6:6).


νυνί means “now” (adverb).

“But νυνί, the righteousness of God has been revealed” (Rom 3:21).

Adverb: νυνί (nyni), GK G3815 (S G3570), 20x. nyni is an emphatic form of nyn, although both have the same meaning, “now.” Paul wants the brothers and fathers to listen to his defense “now” (Acts 22:1; cf. Acts 24:13; Rom. 15:23, 25). In 1 Cor. 5:11 he says that he is “now” writing to the Corinthians so that they do not associate with the sexually impure.


νῦν means “now” (adverb).

“Blessed are you who hunger νῦν, for you will be satisfied” (Luke 6:21).


μηνός, ὁ (*μην)

μήν means “month.”

“In the sixth μήν, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee” (Luke 1:26).