1500. eiké
Strong's Concordance
eiké: without cause or reason, vainly
Original Word: εἰκῇ
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: eiké
Phonetic Spelling: (i-kay')
Short Definition: without purpose, in vain
Definition: without a cause, purpose; purposelessly, in vain, for nothing.
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1500 eikḗ – properly, without cause (ground), without basis and therefore not to be taken seriously (considered valid). This adverb suggests, "What goes to no purpose . . . ".

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adverb probably akin to hekón
Definition
without cause or reason, vainly
NASB Translation
nothing (1), vain (4), without cause (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1500: εἰκῇ

εἰκῇ (L WH Relz εἰκῇ; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 342; Buttmann, 69 (61); (Winers Grammar, § 5, 4 e.; Jelf, § 324 Obs. 6; Kühner, § 336 Anm. 7; especially Etym. Magn. 78, 26f; and references under the word Iota)), adverb; in Greek writings from Aeschylus down;

1. inconsiderately, without purpose, without just cause: Matthew 5:22 R G Tr brackets; Romans 13:4 (i. e. 'not to hide it in the scabbard, but to draw it' Fritzsche); Colossians 2:18.

2. in vain; without success or effect: 1 Corinthians 15:2; Galatians 3:4; Galatians 4:11. (From Xenophon, Aeschylus down.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
without a cause, in vain.

Probably from eiko (through the idea of failure); idly, i.e. Without reason (or effect) -- without a cause, (in) vain(-ly).

see GREEK eiko

Forms and Transliterations
εικη εική εἰκῇ εικοσαετούς εικοσαέτους eike eikē eikêi eikē̂i
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6 Occurrences


εἰκῇ — 6 Occ.

Romans 13:4 Adv
GRK: οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν
NAS: the sword for nothing; for it is a minister
KJV: not the sword in vain: for he is
INT: not indeed in vain the sword

1 Corinthians 15:2 Adv
GRK: εἰ μὴ εἰκῇ ἐπιστεύσατε
NAS: to you, unless you believed in vain.
KJV: unless ye have believed in vain.
INT: if not in vain you believed

Galatians 3:4 Adv
GRK: τοσαῦτα ἐπάθετε εἰκῇ εἴ γε
NAS: so many things in vain-- if
KJV: so many things in vain? if [it be] yet
INT: So many things did you suffer in vain if indeed

Galatians 3:4 Adv
GRK: γε καὶ εἰκῇ
NAS: if indeed it was in vain?
KJV: in vain? if [it be] yet in vain.
INT: indeed also in vain

Galatians 4:11 Adv
GRK: μή πως εἰκῇ κεκοπίακα εἰς
NAS: I have labored over you in vain.
KJV: you labour in vain.
INT: lest perhaps in vain I have toiled as to

Colossians 2:18 Adv
GRK: ἑόρακεν ἐμβατεύων εἰκῇ φυσιούμενος ὑπὸ
NAS: inflated without cause by his fleshly
KJV: not seen, vainly puffed up by
INT: he has seen detailing vainly puffed up by

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