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.



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).


πρόσωπου, τό (*προσωπο)

πρόσωπον means "face; presence."

"I am sending my messenger before your πρόσωπον" (Luke 7:27).

That there may come times of refreshing from the πρόσωπον of the Lord" (Acts 3:20).


κέρατος, τό (*κερατ)

κέρας means “horn”

"He had two κέρας like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon" (Rev 13:11).


τριχός, ἡ (*τριχ)

θρίξ means "hair.

"You cannot make a single θρίξ white or black" (Matt 5:36).


κεφαλῆς, ἡ (*κεφαλη)

κεφαλή means "head."

"The Son of Man has no place to lay his κεφαλή" (Luke 9:58).


γλώσσης, ἡ (*γλωσσα )

γλῶσσα means "tongue, language"

"We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own γλῶσσα!" (Acts 2:11).


στόμα means "mouth."

"From his στόμα came a sharp two-edged sword" (Rev 1:16).