2737. katoteros
Strong's Concordance
katoteros: lower
Original Word: κατώτερος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: katoteros
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-o'-ter-os)
Definition: lower
Usage: lower.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2737: κατώτερος

κατώτερος, κατώτερα, κατώτερον (comparitive of κάτω, see ἀνώτερος) (Hippocrates, Theophrastus, Athen., others), lower: ( Χριστός) κατέβη εἰς τά κατώτερα μέρη τῆς γῆς, Ephesians 4:9, which many understand of Christ's descent into Hades (τόν τόπον τόν κάτω καλούμενον, Plato, Phaedo, p. 112 c.), taking τῆς γῆς as a partitive genitive (see ᾅδης, 2). But the mention of tiffs fact is at variance with the connection. Paul is endeavoring to show that the passage he has just before quoted, Psalm 67:19 (), must be understood of Christ, not of God, because 'an ascent into heaven' necessarily presupposes a descent to earth (which was made by Christ in the incarnation), whereas God does not leave his abode in heaven. Accordingly, τά κατώτερα τῆς γῆς denotes, the lower parts of the universe, which the earth constitutes — τῆς γῆς being a genitive of apposition; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 59, 8 a.; Grimm, Institutio theol. dogmat. edition 2, p. 355ff

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Comparative from kato; inferior (locally, of Hades) -- lower.

see GREEK kato

Forms and Transliterations
κατώτατα κατωτάτη κατωτάτοις κατωτάτου κατωτάτω κατωτερα κατώτερα καυλός katotera katōtera katṓtera
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Englishman's Concordance
Ephesians 4:9 Adj-ANP-C
GRK: εἰς τὰ κατώτερα μέρη τῆς
NAS: had descended into the lower parts
KJV: into the lower parts
INT: into the lower parts of the

Strong's Greek 2737
1 Occurrence

κατώτερα — 1 Occ.

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