aléthés: true.Original Word: ἀληθής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay-thace')
Short Definition: unconcealed, true
Definition: unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful.
Cognate: 227 alēthḗs (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 2990 /lanthánō, "unnoticed, concealed") – true, as it accords with fact (reality), i.e. attested because tested – literally, "what can't be hidden." See 225 (alētheia).
[227 /alēthḗs ("what can't be hidden") stresses undeniable reality when something is fully tested, i.e. it will ultimately be shown to be fact (authentic).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and léthó = lanthanó (to escape notice)
real (1), true (21), truly (1), truth (1), truthful (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 227: ἀληθής
ἀληθής, (ές (alpha privative and λήθω, λαθεῖν (λανθάνω), τό λῆθος — cf. ἀμαθής; literally, not hidden, unconcealed) (from Homer down);
1. true: John 4:18; John 10:41; John 19:35; 1 John 2:8, 27; Acts 12:9 (an actual occurrence, opposed to ὅραμα), Philippians 4:8; μαρτυρία, John 5:31; John 8:13f, 17; John 21:24; 3 John 1:12; Titus 1:13; κρίσις, just, John 8:16 (L T Tr WH ἀληθινή); παροιμία, 2 Peter 2:22; χάρις, grace which can be trusted, 1 Peter 5:12.
3. equivalent to ἀληθινός, 1. John 6:55 (L T Tr WH; for Rec. ἀληθῶς), as in Wis. 41:27, where ἀληθής Θεός is contrasted with οὕς ἐδόκουν Θεούς. Cf. Riickert, Abendmahl, p. 266f. (On the distinction between this word and the next, see Trench, § viii.; Schmidt, chapter 178, 6.) see GREEK a see GREEK lanthano
see GREEK a
see GREEK lanthano
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 227
ἀληθῆ — 4 Occ.
ἀληθὴς — 16 Occ.
ἀληθεῖς — 1 Occ.
ἀληθὲς — 4 Occ.
ἀληθοῦς — 1 Occ.
Matthew 22:16 Adj-NMS
GRK: οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθὴς εἶ καὶ
NAS: we know that You are truthful and teach
KJV: that thou art true, and teachest
INT: we know that true you are and