O: the last letter of the Gr. alphabetOriginal Word: ὮPart of Speech:
Indeclinable Letter (Noun)Transliteration:
omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet.
5598 Ō (long ō, originally formed by pronouncing two short o's/omikrons together, cf. Zodhiates, Dictionary) – the final letter of the Greek alphabet; (figuratively) God's infinity (endlessness), in contrast to alpha – the first letter of the Greek alphabet which represents the Lord as the unoriginated originator of all life and all that is eternal.
In the NT, 5598 ("Ōmega") is always used of the glorified Christ (Rev 1:8, 21;6, 22:13), referring to His absolute limitlessness to meet all the needs of finite (limited) people.
[Ōmega is the twenty-fourth (final) letter of the Greek alphabet, which begins with 1 /A ("alpha").]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
the last letter of the Gr. alphabetNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5598: ΩΩ
, Omega: omega, the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet: ἐγώ εἰμί τό Ω
, L ὦ
, T ὦ
), equivalent to τό τέλος
, i. e. the last
(see Alfa, Α
(and B. D.
(especially American edition) under the word and article 'Alpha', also article Α
by Piper in Herzog
), and by Tyrwhitt in Dict. of Chris. Antiq.
)), Revelation 1:8, 11 Rec.
; . (On the interchange of omega ὦ and omicron ὀ in manuscripts see Scrivener, Plain Introduction etc., p. 627; 'Six Lectures' etc., p. 176; WH. Introductory § 404; cf. especially Meisterhans, Gram. d. Attic Inschr., p. 10.)<1>
The last letter of the Greek alphabet, i.e. (figuratively) the finality -- Omega.