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Lexicon :: Strong's G109 - aēr

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aēr (Key)
ä-a'r (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From aemi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy, to blow)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:165,25

Strong’s Definitions

ἀήρ aḗr, ah-ayr'; from ἄημι áēmi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy, to blow); "air" (as naturally circumambient):—air. Compare G5594.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G109 in the following manner: air (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G109 in the following manner: air (7x).
  1. the air, particularly the lower and denser air as distinguished from the higher and rarer air

  2. the atmospheric region

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀήρ aḗr, ah-ayr'; from ἄημι áēmi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy, to blow); "air" (as naturally circumambient):—air. Compare G5594.
STRONGS NT 109: ἀήρ
ἀήρ, ἀέρος, , (ἄημι, ἄω, [cf. ἄνεμος, at the beginning]), the air (particularly the lower and denser, as distinguished from the higher and rarer αἰθήρ, cf. Homer, Iliad 14, 288), the atmospheric region: Acts 22:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 9:2; Revelation 16:17; ἄρχων τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος in Ephesians 2:2 signifies 'the ruler of the powers (spirits, see ἐξουσία 4 c. ββ.) in the air,' i. e. the devil, the prince of the demons that according to Jewish opinion fill the realm of air (cf. Meyer at the passage; [B. D. American edition under the word Air; Stuart in Bib. Sacr. for 1843, p. 139f]). Sometimes indeed, ἀήρ denotes a hazy, obscure atmosphere (Homer, Iliad 17, 644; 3, 381; 5, 356, etc.; Polybius 18, 3, 7), but is nowhere quite equiv, to σκότος, — the sense which many injudiciously assign it in Ephesians, the passage cited ἀέρα δέρειν, (cf. verberat ictibus auras, Vergil Aen. 5, 377, of pugilists who miss their aim) i. e. to contend in vain, 1 Corinthians 9:26; εἰς ἀέρα λαλεῖν (verba ventis profundere, Lucr. 4, 929 (932)) 'to speak into the air' i. e. without effect, used of those who speak what is not understood by the hearers, 1 Corinthians 14:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Corinthians
9:26; 14:9
1 Thessalonians
9:2; 16:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G109 matches the Greek ἀήρ (aēr),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:23 - And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, G109
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:26 - I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: G109
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:9 - So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. G109
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:2 - Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, G109 the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:17 - Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: G109 and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:2 - And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:17 - And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; G109 and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
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