3796. opse
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opse: long after, late
Original Word: ὀψέ
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: opse
Phonetic Spelling: (op-seh')
Short Definition: late, in the evening
Definition: late, in the evening.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as opisthen
long after, late
NASB Translation
after (1), evening (2), late (1).

STRONGS NT 3796: ὀψέ

ὀψέ (apparently from ὄπις; see ὀπίσω, at the beginning), adverb of time, after a long time, long after, late;

a. especially late in the day (namely, τῆς ἡμέρας, which is often added, as Thucydides 4, 93; Xenophon, Hellen. 2, 1, 23), i. e. at evening (Homer, Thucydides, Plato, others; for עֶבֶר עֵת, Genesis 24:11): (Mark 11:( T Tr marginal reading WH text (cf. Plutarch, Alex. 16,1)),; .

b. with a genitive (Winer's Grammar, § 54, 6), ὀψέ σαββάτων, the sabbath having just passed, after the sabbath, i. e.: at the early dawn of the first day of the week — (an interpretation absolutely demanded by the added specification τῇ ἐπιφωσκούσῃ κτλ.), Matthew 28:1 cf. Mark 16:1 (ὀψέ τῶν βασιλέως χρόνων, long after the times of the king, Plutarch, Numbers 1; ὀψέ μυστηρίων, the mysteries being over, Philostr. vit. Apoll. 4, 18); (but an examination of the instances just cited (and others) will show that they fail to sustain the rendering after (although it is recognized by Passow, Pape, Schenkl, and other lexicographers); ὀψέ followed by a genitive seems always to be partitive, denoting late in the period specified by the genitive (and consequently still belonging to it), cf. Buttmann, § 132, 7 Rem.; Kühner, § 414, 5 c. β. Hence, in Matthew, the passage cited 'late on the sabbath'). Keim, iii, p. 552f (English translation, vi., 303f) endeavors to relieve the passage differently (by adopting the Vulg.vesperesabbati, on the evening of the sabbath), but without success. ((Cf. Keil, Comm. über Matth. at the passage.))


From the same as opiso (through the idea of backwardness); (adverbially) late in the day; by extension, after the close of the day -- (at) even, in the end.

see GREEK opiso

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