3717. orthos
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orthos: straight, upright
Original Word: ὀρθός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: orthos
Phonetic Spelling: (or-thos')
Short Definition: upright, straight
Definition: upright, straight, direct.

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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 Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
straight, upright
NASB Translation
straight (1), upright (1).

STRONGS NT 3717: ὀρθός

ὀρθός, ὀρθή, ὀρθόν (ὈΡΩ, ὄρνυμι (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)).

straight, upright.

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

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