orthos: straight, uprightOriginal Word: ὀρθός, ή, όνPart of Speech:
upright, straight, direct.
3717 orthós – properly, straight (upright); (figuratively) morally-right; straight ("upright"); virtuous because straightforward (morally acceptable). See Heb 12:13.
["In earlier Greek, orthos meant 'straight up and down' while eythos meant 'straight on the horizontal plane' " (L & N, p 703, fn 8).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
straight, uprightNASB Translation
straight (1), upright (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3717: ὀρθόςὀρθός
(to stir up, set in motion; according to others, from the root, to lift up; cf. Fick
iii., p. 775; Vanicek
, p. 928; Curtius
, p. 348)), straight, erect
; i. e.
a. upright: ἀνάστηθι, Acts 14:10; so with στῆναι in 1 Esdr. 9:46, and in Greek writings, especially Homer b. opposed to σκολιός, straight i. e. not crooked: τροχιαί, Hebrews 12:13 (for יָשָׁר, Proverbs 12:15 etc.; (Pindar, Theognis, others)).<1>
Probably from the base of oros; right (as rising), i.e. (perpendicularly) erect (figuratively, honest), or (horizontally) level or direct -- straight, upright.
see GREEK oros