- without purpose, in vain
- without a cause, purpose; purposelessly, in vain, for nothing.
- in vain
- εἰκῇ (-ῆ, Rec., as in cl.), adv.,
[in LXX: Pro.28:25 (εἰκῇ)* ;]
__1. without cause or reason: Mat.5:22 (E, mg.), Col.2:18 (ICC).
__2. vainly, fruitlessly, to no purpose:.
RefsRom.13:4, 1Co.15:2, Gal.3:4 4:11, Col.2:18
2) in vain
2a) without success or effort
Probably from G1502 (through the idea of failure); idly, that is, without reason (or effect)
KJV Usage: without a cause, (in) vain (-ly.)