Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

otherwise, but if not, Greek: εἰ δὲ μήγε, ei de mēge (G1490)

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Here are else, if, otherwise and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word εἰ δὲ μήγε mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1490

Greek Base Word: εἰ δὲ μήγε

Usage: (or) else, if (not, otherwise), otherwise

Definition: But if not.

Detailed definition:

  1. Otherwise, but if not.

Derived terms: From G1487, G1161, and G3361 (sometimes with G1065 added).

See also:

  1. G1065
  2. G1161
  3. G1487
  4. G3361

Comments: Can also be spelled "εἰ δὲ μή.".


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: i ðɛ ˈme.ɣɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: i ðe̞ ˈme̞.ʝe̞
  3. Transliteration: ei de mēge
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ee theh MAY-geh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ee thay MAY-gay

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