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.



ταχεῖα, ταχύ (*ταχυ)

ταχύ(ς) as an adjective means “quick, swift.”

ταχύ(ς) as an adverb means “quickly.”

“Εveryone must be ταχύς to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry” (James 1:19).

“Yes, I am coming ταχύς!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev 22:20).


σήμερον means “today” (adverb)

“Give us σήμερον our daily bread” (Matt 6:11).


ἔτους, τό (*ἐτο)

ἔτος means “year.”

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


αἰῶνος, ὁ (*αἰων)

αἰών means “age, eternity.”

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


χρόνου, ὁ (*χρονο)

χρόνος means “time.”

“When the fullness of χρόνος had come, God sent forth his Son” (Gal 4:4).


αἵματος, τό (*αἱματ) means “blood.”



ποδός, ὁ (*ποδ)

ποῦς means “foot.”

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


δεξιά, δεξιόν (*δεξιο)

δεξιός means “right.”

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


ὠτός, τό (*ὠτ)

οὖς means “ear.”

“Whoever has an οὖς, let them hear” (Rev 2:7).


ὀφθαλμοῦ, ὁ (*ὀφθαλμο)

ὀφθαλμός means "eye, sight."

"ὀφθαλμός for an ὀφθαλμός, tooth for a tooth" (Matt 5:38).