1727. enantios
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enantios: opposite, fig. hostile, opposed
Original Word: ἐναντίος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: enantios
Phonetic Spelling: (en-an-tee'-os)
Short Definition: opposite, opposed, contrary, the adversary
Definition: opposite, opposed, contrary; the adversary.

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1727 enantíos (from 1722 /en "in," intensifying antios, "set against") – properly, "in the sphere against," i.e. opposed (contrary) to, in principle and in practice; "set against, adverse to."

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from en and antios (set against)
opposite, fig. hostile, opposed
NASB Translation
against (2), before (1), contrary (2), hostile (2), opponent (1), presence (1), right in front (1), sight (3).

STRONGS NT 1727: ἐναντίος

ἐναντίος, ἐναντία, ἐναντίον (ἀντίος set against) (from Homer down), properly, that which is over against; opposite; used:

1. primarily of place; opposite, contrary: of the wind (Xenophon, an. 4, 5, 3), Matthew 14:24; Mark 6:48; Acts 27:4; ἐξ ἐναντίας (Winers Grammar, 591 (550); Buttmann, 82 (71)), opposite, over against (see ἐκ, I. 4), with the genitive Mark 15:39.

2. metaphorically, opposed as an adrersary, hostile, antagonistic in feeling or act: 1 Thessalonians 2:15 (on which passage (for confirmatory references to ancient authors) cf. Grimm on 3Macc. 7:4 (on the other hand, see Lünem. on 1 Thess. l. c.)); ἐξ ἐναντίας, an opponent (A. V. he that is of the contrary part), Titus 2:8; ἐναντίον ποιεῖν τί τίνι, to do something against one, Acts 28:17; ἐναντία πράττειν πρός τό ὄνομα τίνος, Acts 26:9. Neuter ἐναντίον, adverb, as a preposition is construction with the genitive (Buttmann, 319 (273)), before, in the sight of, in the presence of, one (so in Greek writings from Homer down; the Sept. often for לִפנְיֵ and בְּעֵינֵי also for לְעֵינֵי): Mark 2:12 (T Tr marginal reading WH ἔμπροσθεν); Luke 20:26; Acts 7:10 (ἐναντίον Φαραώ, when he stood before Pharaoh (here Tdf. ἔναντι, which see)); Acts 8:32; Hebraistically, in the judgment, estimation, of one, Luke 24:19; (Luke 1:6 T Tr WH) (Genesis 10:9, etc.). (τό ἐναντίον i. e. τοὐναντίον see in its place.)

over against, contrary.

From enanti; opposite; figuratively, antagonistic -- (over) against, contrary.

see GREEK enanti

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