1893. epei
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epei: when, because
Original Word: ἐπεί
Part of Speech: Conjunction
Transliteration: epei
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-i')
Short Definition: after, for, since, otherwise
Definition: of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else.

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1893 epeí (a conjunction composed of 1909, "on, fitting" and 1487 /ei, "if, which assumes the premise is factual") – properly, aptly if, introducing something assumed to be factual and fitting, i.e. as appropriate to what is assumed. Its sense is, "Assume what precedes is true, and understand what follows to be appropriate and applicable" (i.e. true as well).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and ei
when, because
NASB Translation
because (5), otherwise (8), since (11).

STRONGS NT 1893: ἐπεί

ἐπεί (from temporal ἐπί and εἰ, literally, thereupon when; Curtius, Erläut. etc., p. 182; cf. Etym. Magn. 356, 7), conjunction (Latincum), when, since (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 1); used:

1. of time, after; so once in the N. T.: Luke 7:1 (where L T Tr text WH text ἐπειδή).

2. of cause, etc., since, seeing that, because: Matthew 18:32; (Matthew 21:40 T Tr WH); ; Mark 15:42; Luke 1:34; John 13:29; John 19:31; 1 Corinthians 14:12; 2 Corinthians 11:18; 2 Corinthians 13:3; Hebrews 5:2, 11; Hebrews 6:13; Hebrews 9:17; Hebrews 11:11; ἐπεί οὖν since then, Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 4:6. Agreeably to a very common abbreviation of speech, we must often supply in thought between ἐπεί and the proposition depending upon it some such phrase as if it is (or were) otherwise; so that the particle, although retaining the force of since, is yet to be rendered otherwise, else, or for then (German sonst); so in Romans 11:6, 22; Hebrews 9:26; ἐπεί ἄρα, 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 7:14 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 8 a.); ἐπεί alone before a question (cf. Winers Grammar, 480 (417); Buttmann, 233 (200)): Romans 3:6; 1 Corinthians 14:16; 1 Corinthians 15:29; Hebrews 10:2; (4 Macc. 1:33; 2:7, 19; 6:34 (); ). Cf. Matthiae, § 618; (Buttmann, § 149, 5).

because, else, for that, otherwise

From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since (of time or cause) -- because, else, for that (then, -asmuch as), otherwise, seeing that, since, when.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK ei

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