hósei: as if, as it were, likeOriginal Word: ὡσεί
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (ho-si')
Short Definition: as if, as it were, like, about
Definition: as if, as it were, like; with numbers: about.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from hós and ei
as if, as it were, like
about (10), about* (1), like (3), much like (1), some (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5616: ὡσεί
ὡσεί (ὡς and εἰ (Tdf. Proleg., p. 110)), adverb, from Homer down, properly, as if, i. e.
a. as it were (had been), as though, as, like as, like: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 9:36 (Treg. ὡς); Luke 3:22 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Acts 2:3; Acts 6:15; Acts 9:18 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Romans 6:13 L T Tr WH; Hebrews 1:12; also Rec. in Mark 1:10; John 1:32; γίνεσθαι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:4 R G; Mark 9:26; Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passive); εἶναι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:3 (L T Tr WH ὡς), and Rec. in Hebrews 11:12 and Revelation 1:14; φαίνεσθαι ὡσεί τί, to appear like a thing, Luke 24:11.
b. about, nearly: α. before numerals: Matthew 14:21; Luke 1:56 (R G); see GREEK hos see GREEK ei
see GREEK hos
see GREEK ei
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5616
ὡσεὶ — 21 Occ.
Matthew 3:16 Adv
GRK: θεοῦ καταβαῖνον ὡσεὶ περιστερὰν καὶ
KJV: of God descending like a dove, and
INT: God descending as a dove and