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.
HELPS Word-studies

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
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
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Strong's Greek 1500
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

6 Occurrences

Top of Page
Top of Page