1211. dé
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dé: indeed, now (used to give emphasis or urgency to a statement)
Original Word: δή
Part of Speech: Particle, Disjunctive Particle
Phonetic Spelling: (day)
Short Definition: so, then, indeed, truly
Definition: (a) in a clause expressing demand: so, then, (b) indeed, (c) truly.

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1211 dḗ(an adverb) – really, with veracity ("in truth"). Unfortunately, 1211 (dḗ) is often not even translated even though it dramatically "gives precision and emphasis to a command – implying that it is for a special purpose, and to be obeyed at the time" (WS, 252).

1211 /dḗ ("certainly") strongly affirms what at last has "become clear and now may be assumed as true" (R, 1149), i.e. has passed through the needed process and can be fully relied upon. Thus 1211 (dḗ) conveys what is "surely the case . . . ".

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. particle akin to édé
indeed, now (used to give emphasis or urgency to a statement)
NASB Translation
indeed (1), then (1), therefore (1).

STRONGS NT 1211: δή

δή (shortened from ἤδη (others besides)), a particle which, the epic phrases δή τότε, δή γάρ excepted, is never placed at the beginning of a sentence, but is joined to some preceding word, and indicates that what it introduces can be taken as something settled, laid down in deed and in truth (Klotz ad Devar. ii. 2, p. 392): now therefore, then, verily, in truth, (Latinjam, igitur, sane, etc. — although neither Latin, German (nor English) has a word precisely equivalent to δή).

1. added to relative pronouns: ὅς δή, who is such a one as, who preeminently, who then, Matthew 13:23.

2. joined to imperatives and hortatory subjunctives it signifies that the thing enjoined must be done forthwith, at once (cf. Winers Grammar, § 43, 3 a.), so that it may be evident that it is being done (cf. Passow, i., p. 612{b}), where the Latin saysagedum,jam, German doch,nur (English, now, only, but): Luke 2:15; Acts ( L WH marginal reading brackets); Acts 13:2; Acts 15:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20 (Sir. 44:1).

3. surely, certainly: 2 Corinthians 12:1 R G.

also, and, doubtless, now, therefore.

Probably akin to de; a particle of emphasis or explicitness; now, then, etc. -- also, and, doubtless, now, therefore.

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