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.



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).


μηκέτι means “no longer” (adverb).

“Our old self was crucified with him, so that we would μηκέτι be enslaved by sin” (Rom 6:6).


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).


εὐθύς means “immediately” (adverb)

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


εὐθέως means “immediately” (adverb).

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


ἐνώπιον means “before” (preposition-gen)

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


δεύτερα, δεύτερον (*δευτερο)

δεύτερος means “second.”

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