Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Properly, well-named (good-omened), i.e., the left (which was the lucky side among the pagan Greeks)

Greek: εὐώνυμος, euōnymos (G2176)

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Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2176

Greek Base Word: εὐώνυμος

Usage: (on the) left

Definition: Properly, well-named (good-omened), i.e., the left (which was the lucky side among the pagan Greeks); neuter as adverbial, at the left hand.

Detailed definition:

  1. Of good name and of good omen.
    1. In the latter sense used in taking auguries; but those omens were euphemistically called "euonumos" which in fact were regarded as unlucky, i.e., which came from the left, sinister omens, (for which a good name was desired).
  2. Left, on the left hand.

Derived terms: From G2095 and G3686.

See also:

  1. G2095
  2. G3686


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɛβˈo.ny.mos
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: evˈow.nju.mows
  3. Transliteration: euōnymos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ev-OH-noo-mose
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ave-OH-nyoo-mose

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