509. anóthen
Strong's Concordance
anóthen: from above
Original Word: ἄνωθεν
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: anóthen
Phonetic Spelling: (an'-o-then)
Short Definition: from above, from the beginning, again
Definition: (a) from above, from heaven, (b) from the beginning, from their origin (source), from of old, (c) again, anew.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from anó
Definition
from above
NASB Translation
above (5), again (2), all over (1), beginning (1), long time (1), top (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 509: ἄνωθεν

ἄνωθεν (ἄνω), adverb;

a. from above, from a higher place: ἀπό ἄνωθεν (Winer's Grammar, § 50, 7 N. 1), Matthew 27:51 (Tdf. omits ἀπό); Mark 15:38; ἐκ τῶν ἄνωθεν from the upper part, from the top, John 19:23. Often (also in Greek writings) used of things which come from heaven, or from God as dwelling in heaven: John 3:31; John 19:11; James 1:17; James 3:15, 17.

b. from the first: Luke 1:3; then, from the beginning on, from the very first: Acts 26:5. Hence,

c. anew, over again, indicating repetition (a use somewhat rare, but wrongly denied by many (Meyer among them; cf. his commentary on John and Galatians as below)): John 3:3, 7 ἄνωθεν γεννηθῆναι, where others explain it from above, i. e. from heaven. But, according to this explanation, Nicodemus ought to have wondered how it was possible for anyone to be born from heaven; but this he did not say; (cf. Westcott, Commentary on John, p. 63). Of the repetition of physical birth, we read in Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 1, 13 (14), p. 18 (i., p. 26, Reiff edition) (ἀνδρί) ἔτι τῷ ἔχοντι ἐγκυον γυναῖκα σημαίνει παῖδα αὐτῷ γεννήσεσθαι ὅμοιον κατά πάντα. οὕτω γάρ ἄνωθεν αὐτός δοξειε γέννασθαι; cf. Josephus, Antiquities 1, 18, 3 φιλίαν ἄνωθεν ποιεῖσθαι, where a little before stands πρότερα φιλία; add, Martyr. Polycarp, 1, 1 [ET]; (also Socrates in Stobaeus, flor. cxxiv. 41, iv. 135, Meineke edition (iii. 438, Gaisf. edition); Harpocration, Lex., see under the words, ἀναδικάσασθαι, ἀναθέσθαι, ἀναποδιζομενα, ἀνασυνταξις; Canon. apost. 46 (others 39, Coteler. patr. apost. works, i. 444); Pseudo-Basil, de bapt. 1, 2, 7 (iii. 1537); Origen in Joann. t. xx. c. 12 (works, iv. 322 c. DelaRue). See Abbot, Authorship of the Fourth Gospel, etc. (Boston 1880), p. 34f). πάλιν ἄνωθεν, (on this combination of synonymous words cf. Kühner, § 534, 1; (Jelf, § 777, 1); Grimm on Sap. xix. 5 (6)): Galatians 4:9 (again, since ye were in bondage once before).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
from above, again, from the beginning, the top.

From ano; from above; by analogy, from the first; by implication, anew -- from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.

see GREEK ano

Forms and Transliterations
ανωθεν άνωθεν άνωθέν ἄνωθεν ἄνωθέν anothen anōthen ánothen ánothén ánōthen ánōthén
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13 Occurrences


ἄνωθεν — 13 Occ.

Matthew 27:51 Adv
GRK: ἐσχίσθη ἀπ' ἄνωθεν ἕως κάτω
NAS: in two from top to bottom;
KJV: twain from the top to the bottom;
INT: was torn from top to bottom

Mark 15:38 Adv
GRK: δύο ἀπ' ἄνωθεν ἕως κάτω
NAS: was torn in two from top to bottom.
KJV: twain from the top to the bottom.
INT: two from top to bottom

Luke 1:3 Adv
GRK: κἀμοὶ παρηκολουθηκότι ἄνωθεν πᾶσιν ἀκριβῶς
NAS: carefully from the beginning, to write
KJV: of all things from the very first, to write
INT: also to me having been acquainted from the first will all things carefully

John 3:3 Adv
GRK: τις γεννηθῇ ἄνωθεν οὐ δύναται
NAS: one is born again he cannot see
KJV: a man be born again, he cannot see
INT: anyone be born anew not he is able

John 3:7 Adv
GRK: ὑμᾶς γεννηθῆναι ἄνωθεν
NAS: to you, 'You must be born again.'
KJV: must be born again.
INT: you to be born anew

John 3:31 Adv
GRK: ἄνωθεν ἐρχόμενος ἐπάνω
NAS: He who comes from above is above all,
KJV: He that cometh from above is above
INT: He who from above comes above

John 19:11 Adv
GRK: δεδομένον σοι ἄνωθεν διὰ τοῦτο
NAS: given you from above; for this
KJV: thee from above: therefore
INT: given to you from above because of this

John 19:23 Adv
GRK: ἐκ τῶν ἄνωθεν ὑφαντὸς δι'
KJV: woven from the top throughout.
INT: from the top woven throughout

Acts 26:5 Adv
GRK: προγινώσκοντές με ἄνωθεν ἐὰν θέλωσι
NAS: since they have known about me for a long time, if
KJV: me from the beginning, if
INT: who before knew me from the first if they would

Galatians 4:9 Adv
GRK: οἷς πάλιν ἄνωθεν δουλεύειν θέλετε
NAS: to be enslaved all over again?
INT: to which again anew to be in bondage you desire

James 1:17 Adv
GRK: δώρημα τέλειον ἄνωθέν ἐστιν καταβαῖνον
NAS: gift is from above, coming down
KJV: is from above, and cometh down
INT: gift perfect from above is coming down

James 3:15 Adv
GRK: ἡ σοφία ἄνωθεν κατερχομένη ἀλλὰ
NAS: is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly,
KJV: not from above, but
INT: the wisdom from above coming down but

James 3:17 Adv
GRK: ἡ δὲ ἄνωθεν σοφία πρῶτον
NAS: But the wisdom from above is first
KJV: the wisdom that is from above is
INT: but [the] from above wisdom first

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