2217. zophos
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zophos: deep gloom
Original Word: ζόφος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: zophos
Phonetic Spelling: (dzof'-os)
Short Definition: darkness, murkiness
Definition: darkness, murkiness, gloom.

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2217 zóphos – murky, appalling gloom, referring to darkness so dense and foreboding it is "felt"; (figuratively) apocalyptic, gloomy darkness associated with the nether world (BAGD) bringing its indescribable despair (incredible gloom).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
akin to gnophos
deep gloom
NASB Translation
black (2), darkness (2), gloom (1).

STRONGS NT 2217: ζόφος

ζόφος, ζόφου, (akin to γνόφος, δνόφος, νέφος, κνέφας, see Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. ii., p. 266 (Fishlake's translation, p. 378); cf. Curtius, p. 706), darkness, blackness: Hebrews 12:18 L T Tr WH; as in Homer Iliad 15, 191; 21, 56, etc., used of the darkness of the nether world (cf. Grimm on Wis. 17:14), 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; ζόφος τοῦ σκότους (cf. חֹשֶׁך־אֲפֵלָה, Exodus 10:22), the blackness of (i. e. the densest) darkness, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13. (Cf. Trench, § c.)

blackness, darkness, mist.

Akin to the base of nephos; gloom (as shrouding like a cloud) -- blackness, darkness, mist.

see GREEK nephos

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