4159. pothen
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pothen: from where
Original Word: πόθεν
Part of Speech: Adverb, Interrogative
Transliteration: pothen
Phonetic Spelling: (poth'-en)
Short Definition: whence
Definition: whence, from what place.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adverb from the same as posos
from where
NASB Translation
how (3), what (1), what...source (1), what sense (1), where (22).

STRONGS NT 4159: πόθεν

πόθεν, adverb (from Homer down), whence;

a. of place,from what place: Matthew 15:33; Luke 13:25, 27; John 3:8; John 6:5; John 8:14; John 9:29, 30; John 19:9; Revelation 7:13; from what condition, Revelation 2:5.

b. of origin or source, equivalent to from what author or giver: Matt. 13:(),; ; Mark 6:2; Luke 20:7; John 2:9; James 4:1; from what parentage, John 7:27f (cf. ), see Meyer at the passage,

c. of cause, how is it that? how can it be that? Mark 8:4; Mark 12:37; Luke 1:43; John 1:48 (); .


From the base of posis with enclitic adverb of origin; from which (as interrogative) or what (as relative) place, state, source or cause -- whence.

see GREEK posis

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