Latter - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Latter

[ 1,,G3797, opsimos ]
akin to opse and opsios (See LATE), denotes late," or "latter," and is used of "the latter rain" in James 5:7 (the most authentic mss. omit huetos, "rain;" some have karpos, "fruit"); this rain falls in March and April, just before the harvest, in contrast to the early rain, in October. In the Sept., Deuteronomy 11:14; Proverbs 16:15; Jeremiah 5:24; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:1.

Note: For "latter" (husteros) in the AV of 1 Timothy 4:1 See LATER, and for 2 Peter 2:20 See LAST.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words