eggus: near (in place or time)Original Word: ἐγγύςPart of Speech:
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near (in place or time)NASB Translation
close (1), near (27), nearby (1), nearer (1), ready (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1451: ἔγγιστα
[ἔγγιστα, neuter plural superlative (from ἐγγύς) as adverb, nearest, next: WH (rejected) marginal reading in Mark 6:36 (others, κύκλῳ].<1>
STRONGS NT 1451: ἐγγύςἐγγύς, adverb (from ἐν and γυιον (limb, hand), at hand; (but rather allied with ἄγχι, ἄγχω, anxious, anguish, etc.; see Curtius § 166; Vanicek, p. 22)) (from Homer down), the Sept. for קָרוב; near;
1. of place and position;
a. properly: absolutely, John 19:42 (cf. also 20 G L T Tr WH (but see below)); with the genitive (Matthiae, § 339, 1, p. 812; Winers Grammar, 195 (183); (471 (439); Buttmann, § 132, 24)), Luke 19:11; John 3:23; John 6:19, 23; John 11:18, 54; John 19:20 (Rec., but see above); Acts 1:12; with the dative (Matthiae, § 386, 6; Kühner, § 423, 13; (Jelf, § 592, 2)), Acts 9:38; Acts 27:8.
b. tropically; οἱ ἐγγύς, those who are near of access to God, i. e. Jews, and οἱ μακράν, those who are alien from the true God and the blessings of the theocracy, i. e. Gentiles: Ephesians 2:17 (cf. Isaiah 57:19); ἐγγύς γίνεσθαι, to be brought near, namely, to the blessings of the kingdom of God, Ephesians 2:13 (so with the rabbis not infrequently to make nigh is equivalent to to make a proselyte, cf. Wetstein at the passage cited; (Schottgen, Horae etc. i., 761f; Valck. Schol. 1:363)); ἐγγύς σου τό ῤῆμα ἐστιν, near thee, i. e. at hand, already, as it were, in thy mind, Romans 10:8 from Deuteronomy 30:14 (cf. Buttmann, § 129, 11; Winer's Grammar, 465 (434)).
2. of Time; concerning things imminent and soon to come to pass: Matthew 24:32; Matthew 26:18; Mark 13:28; Luke 21:30, 31; John 2:13; John 6:4; John 7:2; John 11:55; Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:10; of the near advent of persons: ὁ κύριος ἐγγύς, of Christ's return from heaven, Philippians 4:5 (in another sense, of God in Psalm 144:18<10> (); with the addition ἐπί θύραις, at the door, Matthew 24:33; Mark 13:29; ἐγγύς κατάρας, near to being cursed, Hebrews 6:8; ἀφανισμοῦ, soon to vanish, Hebrews 8:13.<1> 1>
at hand, near, nigh, ready.
From a primary verb agcho (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of agkale); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time) -- from, at hand, near, nigh (at hand, unto), ready.
see GREEK agkale