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Lexicon :: Strong's G5616 - hōsei

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hō-sā' (Key)
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Root Word (Etymology)
21x in 1 unique form(s)
34x in 2 unique form(s)
171x in 1 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ὡσεί hōseí, ho-si'; from G5613 and G1487; as if:—about, as (it had been, it were), like (as).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G5616 in the following manner: about (18x), as (7x), like (5x), as it had been (2x), as it were (1x), like as (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G5616 in the following manner: about (18x), as (7x), like (5x), as it had been (2x), as it were (1x), like as (1x).
  1. as it were, (had been), as though, as, like as, like

  2. about, nearly

    1. before numerals

    2. before a measure of time

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὡσεί hōseí, ho-si'; from G5613 and G1487; as if:—about, as (it had been, it were), like (as).
STRONGS NT 5616: ὡσεί
ὡσεί (ὡς and εἰ (Tdf. Proleg., p. 110)), adverb, from Homer down, properly, as if, i. e.
a. as it were (had been), as though, as, like as, like: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 9:36 (Treg. ὡς); Luke 3:22 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Acts 2:3; Acts 6:15; Acts 9:18 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Romans 6:13 L T Tr WH; Hebrews 1:12; also Rec. in Mark 1:10; John 1:32; γίνεσθαι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:4 R G; Mark 9:26; Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passive); εἶναι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:3 (L T Tr WH ὡς), and Rec. in Hebrews 11:12 and Revelation 1:14; φαίνεσθαι ὡσεί τί, to appear like a thing, Luke 24:11.
b. about, nearly:
α. before numerals: Matthew 14:21; Luke 1:56 (R G); Luke 3:23; 9:14,28; 22:41,59; 23:44; John 6:10 (R G L (others ὡς)); Acts 2:41; Acts 4:4 (R G); Acts 10:3 (in L T Tr WH it is strengthened here by the addition of περί); Acts 19:7; also, Rec. in Mark 6:44; R G in John 4:6; John 19:14 (G?), 39; Acts 5:36; Lachmann in John 6:19 (Judges 3:29; Nehemiah 7:66; Xenophon, Hell. 1, 2, 9; 2, 4, 25).
β. before a measure of space: ὡσεί λίθου βολήν, Luke 22:41.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:16; 9:36; 14:21; 28:3; 28:4
1:10; 6:44; 9:26
1:56; 3:22; 3:23; 9:14; 9:28; 22:41; 22:41; 22:44; 22:59; 23:44; 24:11
1:32; 4:6; 6:10; 6:19; 19:14
2:3; 2:41; 4:4; 5:36; 6:15; 9:18; 10:3; 19:7
1:12; 11:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5616 matches the Greek ὡσεί (hōsei),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:21 - And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:23 - Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:14 - For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:28 - Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:41 - And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:44 - And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:59 - And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:44 - It was now about the sixth hour,[fn] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:15 - In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:41 - So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:15 - And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:3 - About the ninth hour of the day[fn] he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:7 - There were about twelve men in all.
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