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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g4178 Greek: pollakis

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

akin to polus, "much, many," is variously translated, e.g., "oft-times," Mat 17:15 (AV, "oft," 2nd part); "many times," 2Cr 8:22, RV (AV, "often-times"); "oft," 2Cr 11:23; "often" (2Cr 11:26).

A-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g4183 Greek: polla

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

the neuter plural of polus, is translated "oft" in Mat 9:14; some ancient authorities omit it here (see RV marg.); in Rom 15:22, with the article, RV, "these many times" (AV, "much").

A-3 Adverb Strong's Number: g4212 Greek: posakis

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

an interrogative numeral adverb, "how many times, how oft (or often)?" occurs in Mat 18:21; 23:37; Luk 13:34.

A-4 Adverb Strong's Number: g3740 Greek: hosakis

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

a relative adverb, "as often" (or oft) as, 1Cr 11:25, 26; Rev 11:6.

A-5 Adverb Strong's Number: g4437 Greek: pukna

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

the neuter plural of puknos (see B), used adverbially, is translated "often" in Luk 5:33.

A-6 Adverb Strong's Number: g4437 Greek: puknoteron

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

the neuter singular of the comparative degree of puknos (cp. No. 5, and see B), "very often," or "so much the oftener," Act 24:26, "the oftener."

Notes:

(1) In Luk 8:29, the phrase pollois chronois, lit., "many times," is translated "often-times" (RV marg., "of a long time").

(2) For the rendering "oft" in Mar 7:3, see DILIGENTLY, D, No. 2.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4437 Greek: puknos

Oft, Often, Oftener, Oftentimes, Oft-Times:

primarily signifies "close, compact, solid;" hence, "frequent, often," 1Ti 5:23. Cp. A, Nos. 5 and 6.

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