molis: with difficultyOriginal Word: μόλις
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (mol'-is)
Short Definition: with difficulty, hardly
Definition: with difficulty, hardly, scarcely.
3433 mólis (from mogos, "toil) – properly, something happening with great difficulty, i.e. hardly ("scarcely").
3433 /mólis ("what barely happens") emphasizes the slight margin by which something comes to pass, i.e. because it is so difficult.
[3425 /mógis (from mogos, "laborious toil") focuses on the prolonged nature of a difficulty.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from molos (toil)
difficulty (4), hardly (1), only with difficulty (1), scarcely (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3433: μόλις
μόλις (μολος toil); an adverb used by post-Homeric writings indiscriminately with μόγις;
a. with difficulty, hardly (cf. Wis. 9:16, where μετά πόνου corresponds to it in the parallel member): (Luke 9:39 Tr marginal reading WH (others μόγις, which see)); Acts 14:18; Acts 27:7f, 16; 1 Peter 4:18.
b. not easily, i. e. scarcely, very rarely: Romans 5:7. Probably by variation for mogis; with difficulty -- hardly, scarce(-ly), + with much work. see GREEK mogis
Probably by variation for mogis; with difficulty -- hardly, scarce(-ly), + with much work.
see GREEK mogis
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3433
μόλις — 6 Occ.
Acts 14:18 Adv
GRK: ταῦτα λέγοντες μόλις κατέπαυσαν τοὺς
NAS: these things, with difficulty they restrained
KJV: sayings scarce restrained they
INT: these things saying hardly they stopped the