ophis: a snakeOriginal Word: ὄφις, εως, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (of'-is)
Short Definition: a serpent
Definition: a serpent, snake; used of the devil or Satan.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
serpent (6), serpents (6), snake (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3789: ὄφις
ὄφις, ὀφισεως, ὁ (perhaps named from its sight; cf. δράκων, at the beginning, and see Curtius, as under the word ὀφθαλμός); from Homer, Iliad 12, 208 down; the Sept. mostly for נָחָשׁ; a snake, serpent: Matthew 7:10; Mark 16:18; Luke 10:19; Luke 11:11; John 3:14; 1 Corinthians 10:9; Revelation 9:19; with the ancients the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom, 2 Corinthians 11:3, cf. Genesis 3:1; hence, φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις, Matthew 10:16 (here WH marginal reading ὁ ὄφις); hence, crafty hypocrites are called ὄφεις, Matthew 23:33. The serpent narrated to have deceived Eve (see Gen. as above) was regarded by the later Jews as the devil (Sap. ii., 23f, cf. 4 Macc. 18:8); hence, he is called ὁ ὄφις ὁ ἀρχαῖος, ὁ ὄφις: Revelation 12:9, 14; Revelation 20:2; see (Grimm on Sap. as above; From Lenormant, Beginnings of History etc., chapter ii., p. 109f, and) δράκων.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceserpent.
Probably from optanomai (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan -- serpent.
see GREEK optanomai
Forms and Transliterationsόφει οφεις οφείς όφεις ὄφεις οφεσιν όφεσιν ὄφεσιν οφεων όφεων ὄφεων οφεως όφεως ὄφεως οφιν όφιν ὄφιν οφις όφις ὄφις opheis ópheis opheon opheōn ópheon ópheōn opheos opheōs ópheos ópheōs ophesin óphesin ophin óphin ophis óphis
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3789
ὄφεις — 3 Occ.
ὄφεων — 2 Occ.
ὄφεως — 1 Occ.
ὄφεσιν — 1 Occ.
ὄφιν — 3 Occ.
ὄφις — 4 Occ.
Matthew 7:10 N-AMS
GRK: αἰτήσει μὴ ὄφιν ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ
NAS: he will not give him a snake, will he?
KJV: will he give him a serpent?
INT: he should ask not a serpent will he give him