135. ainigma
Strong's Concordance
ainigma: a riddle
Original Word: αἴνιγμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: ainigma
Phonetic Spelling: (ah'-ee-nig-ma)
Definition: a riddle
Usage: a riddle, an enigma.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ainissomai (to speak in riddles)
Definition
a riddle
NASB Translation
dimly (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 135: αἴνιγμα

αἴνιγμα, (τος, τό (common from (Pindar fragment 165 (190)) Aeschylus down; from αἰνίσσομαι or αἰνίττομαι τί, to express something obscurely (from αἶνος, which see));

1. an obscure saying, an enigma, Hebrew חִידָה (Judges 14:13, the Sept. πρόβλημα).

2. an obscure thing: 1 Corinthians 13:12, where ἐν αἰνίγματι is not equivalent to αἰνιγματικῶς, i. e., ἀμαυρῶς obscurely, but denotes the object in the discerning of which we are engaged, as βλέπειν ἐν τίνι, Matthew 6:4; cf. DeWette at the passage; the apostle has in mind Numbers 12:8 the Sept.: ἐν εἴδει καί οὐ δἰ αἰνιγμάτων. (Others take ἐν locally, of the sphere in which we are looking; others refer the passage to 1. and take ἐν instrumentally.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
obscure saying, riddle

From a derivative of ainos (in its primary sense); an obscure saying ("enigma"), i.e. (abstractly) obscureness -- X darkly.

see GREEK ainos

Forms and Transliterations
αινίγμασι αινίγμασιν αινίγματα αινιγματι αινίγματι αἰνίγματι αινιγματισταί αινιγμάτων ainigmati ainígmati
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Corinthians 13:12 N-DNS
GRK: ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι τότε δὲ
NAS: in a mirror dimly, but then
INT: a glass in obscurity then moreover

Strong's Greek 135
1 Occurrence


αἰνίγματι — 1 Occ.











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