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ἐπιφώσκω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐπιφώσκω
Greek transliteration: 
epiphōskō
Simplified transliteration: 
epiphosko
Principal Parts: 
(ἐπέφωσκον), -, -, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2020
GK Number: 
2216
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-5a
Gloss: 
to dawn, begin, shine forth
Definition: 
to dawn, Mt. 28:1; hence, used of the reckoned commencement of the day, to be near commencing, to dawn on, Lk. 23:54*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward daybreak (epiphōskousē | ἐπιφωσκούσῃ | pres act ptcp dat sg fem) of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
Luke 23:54 It was the day of preparation and the Sabbath was about to begin (epephōsken | ἐπέφωσκεν | imperf act ind 3 sg).