3819. palai
Strong's Concordance
palai: long ago, of old
Original Word: πάλαι
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: palai
Phonetic Spelling: (pal'-ahee)
Short Definition: of old, long ago
Definition: of old, long ago, in times past, former.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
long ago, of old
NASB Translation
all this time (1), former (1), long (1), long ago (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3819: πάλαι

πάλαι, adverb of time, from Homer down;

1. of old; Hebrews 1:1; (as adjective) former, 2 Peter 1:9. (πάλαι properly designates the past not like πρίν and πρότερον relatively, i. e. with a reference, more or less explicit, to some other time (whether past, present, or future), but simply and absolutely.)

2. long ago: Matthew 11:21; Luke 10:13; Jude 1:4; so also of time just past, Mark 15:44 (A. V. any while) (where L Tr text WH text ἤδη); 2 Corinthians 12:19 L T Tr WH (R. V. all this time) (so in Homer, Odyssey 20, 293; Josephus, Antiquities 14, 15, 4).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
long ago

Probably another form for palin (through the idea of retrocession); (adverbially) formerly, or (by relatively) sometime since; (elliptically as adjective) ancient -- any while, a great while ago, (of) old, in time past.

see GREEK palin

Forms and Transliterations
παλαι πάλαι palai pálai
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7 Occurrences


πάλαι — 7 Occ.

Matthew 11:21 Adv
GRK: ἐν ὑμῖν πάλαι ἂν ἐν
NAS: in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth
INT: in you long ago anyhow in

Mark 15:44 Adv
GRK: αὐτὸν εἰ πάλαι ἀπέθανεν
INT: him if already he had died

Luke 10:13 Adv
GRK: ἐν ὑμῖν πάλαι ἂν ἐν
NAS: in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting
KJV: they had a great while ago repented,
INT: in you long ago anyhow in

2 Corinthians 12:19 Adv
GRK: Πάλαι δοκεῖτε ὅτι
NAS: All this time you have been thinking
INT: all along do you think that

Hebrews 1:1 Adv
GRK: ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΥΤΡΟΠΩΣ πάλαι ὁ θεὸς
NAS: after He spoke long ago to the fathers
KJV: spake in time past unto the fathers
INT: and in many ways of old God

2 Peter 1:9 Adv
GRK: καθαρισμοῦ τῶν πάλαι αὐτοῦ ἁμαρτιῶν
NAS: [his] purification from his former sins.
KJV: that he was purged from his old sins.
INT: purification the of old of him sins

Jude 1:4 Adv
GRK: ἄνθρωποι οἱ πάλαι προγεγραμμένοι εἰς
NAS: those who were long beforehand marked
KJV: who were before of old ordained to
INT: men they who of old having been before marked out to

7 Occurrences

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