G3588 ὁ - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
the, the definite article.
, including the feminine ἡ , and the neuter τό in all their inflections; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
Derivation: the definite article;

KJV Usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.

, ἡ, τό,
the prepositive article (ἄρθρον προτακτικόν), originally a demonstr. pron. (so usually in Hom.), in general corresponding to the Eng. definite article.
__I. As demonstr. pron.
__1. As freq. in Hom., absol., he (she, it), his (etc.): Act.17:28 (quoted from the poet Aratus).
__2. Distributive, ὁ μὲν . . . ὁ δέ, the one . . . the other:
Refs 1Co.7:7, Gal.4:22
; pl.,
Refs Act.14:4, 17:32, Php.1:16, al.
; οἱ μὲν . . . ἄλλοι δέ,
Refs Mat.16:14, Jhn.7:12
; οἱ μεν̀ . . . ὁδέ,
Refs Heb.7:21, 23
__3. In narration (without ὁ μὲν preceding), ὁ δέ, but he:
Refs Mat.2:14, Mrk.1:45, Luk.8:21, Jhn.9:38, al.
__II. As prepositive article, the, prefixed,
__1. to nouns unmodified: ὁ θεός, τὸ φῶς, etc.; to abstract nouns, ἡ σοφία, etc., to pl. nouns which indicate a class, οἱ ἀλώπεκες, foxes, Mat.8:20, al.; to an individual as representing a class, ὁ ἐργάτης, Luk.10:7; with nom. = voc. in addresses,
Refs Mat.11:26, Jhn.19:3, Jas.5:1, al.
; to things which pertain to one, ἡ χεῖρ, his hand, Mrk.3:1; to names of persons well known or already mentioned; usually to names of countries (originally adjectives), ἡ Ἰουδαία, etc.
__2. To modified nouns: with of person(s) pron. genitive, μοῦ, σοῦ, etc.; with poss. pron., ἐμός, σός, etc.; with adj. between the art. and the noun, ὁ ἀγαθὸς ἄνθρωπος, Mat.12:35; the noun foll, by adj., both with art., ὁ ποιμὴν ὁ καλός, Jhn.10:11 (on ὁ ὄχλος πολύς, Jhn.12:9, see M, Pr., 84); before adjectival phrases, ἡ κατ᾽ ἐκλογὴν πρόθεσις, Rom.9:11.
__3. To Other parts of speech used as substantives;
__(a) neuter adjectives: τ. ἀγαθόν, etc.;
__(b) cardinal numerals: ὁ εἶς, οἷ δύο, etc.;
__(with) participles: ὁ βαπτίζων (= ὁ Βαπτιστής,
Refs Mat.14:2), Mrk.6:14
; πᾶς ὁ, with ptcp., every one who, etc.;
__(d) adverbs: τὸ πέραν, τὰ νῦν, ὁ ἔσω ἄνθρωπος;
__(e) infinitives: nom., τὸ θέλειν, Rom.7:18, al.; genitive, τοῦ, after adjectives, ἄξιον τοῦ πορεύεσθαι, 1Co.16:4; verbs, ἐλαχεν τοῦ θυμιᾶσαι, Luk.1:9; and freq. in a final sense, ἐξῆλθεν ὁ σπείρειν, Mat.13:3 (on the artic. inf., see Bl., §71).
__4. In the neut. to sentences, phrases or single words treated as a quotation: τὸ Ἐι δύνῃ, Mrk.9:23; τὸ ἔτι ἅπαξ, Heb.12:27; τὸ ἀνέβη, Eph.4:9, al.
__5. To prepositional phrases: οἱ ἀπὸ Ἰταλίας, Heb.13:24; οἱ ἐκ νόμου, Rom.4:14; neut. accusative absol., in adverbial phrases, τὸ καθ᾽ ἡμέραν, daily, Luk.11:3; τὸ κατὰ σάρκα, as regards the flesh, Rom.9:5.
__6. To nouns in the genitive, denoting kinship, association, etc.: ὁ τοῦ, the son of (unless context indicates a different relationship), Mat.10:2, al.; τὰ τοῦ θεοῦ, the things that pertain to God, Mat.16:23; τὰ τῆς εἰρήνης, Rom.14:19 (cf. M, Pr., 81ff.; Bl, §§46, 47).
ὁ, ἡ, τό, originally τός, τή, τό, (as is evident from the forms τοί, ταί for οἱ, αἱ in Hom. and the Ionic writ.), correspondes to our definite article the (Germ. der, die, das), which is properly a demonstrative pronoun, which we see in its full force in Homer, and of which we find certain indubitable traces also in all kinds of Greek prose, and hence also in the N. T.

I. As a Demonstronstrative Pronoun; Lat. hic, haec, hoc; Germ. der, die, das, emphatic; cf. W. § 17, 1; B. 101 (89) sq.;
1. in the words of the poet Aratus, τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν, quoted by Paul in Acts xvii. 28.
2. in prose, where it makes a partition or distributes into parts: ὁ μὲν . . . ὁ δέ, that . . . this, the one . . . the other Mt. xiii. 23 R G Tr [here the division is threefold]; Gal. iv. 23 [here L WH Tr mrg. br. μέν]; οἱ μὲν . . . οἱ δέ, Acts xxviii. 24; Phil. i. 16 sq.; οἱ μὲν . . . ὁ δέ, Heb. vii. 5 sq. 20 (21), 23 sq.; τοὺς μὲν . . . τοὺς δέ, Mark 12:5 R G; Eph. iv. 11; οἱ μὲν . . . ἄλλοι δὲ (Lchm. οἱ δὲ) . . . ἔτεροι δέ, Mt. xvi. 14 cf. Jn. vii. 12; τινές foll. by οἱ δέ, Acts xvii. 18; ὃ (see ὅ I.) μέν foll. by ὁ δέ, Ro. xiv. 2; οἱ δέ stands as though οἱ μέν had preceded, Mt. xxvi. 67; xxviii. 17.
3. in narration, when either two persons or two parties are alternately placed in opposition to each other and the discourse turns from one to the other; ὁ δέ, but he, and he, (Germ. er aber): Mt. ii. 14; iv. 4; xxi. 29 sq.; Mk. i. 45; xii. 15; Lk. viii. 21, 30, 48; xxii. 10, 34; Jn. ix. 38, and very often; plur., Mt. ii. 5, 9; iv. 20; Mk. xii. 14 [R G L mrg.], 16 [L br. οἱ δέ]; Lk. vii. 4; xx. 5, 12; xxii. 9, 38, 71; Acts iv. 21; xii. 15, and often; οἱ μὲν οὖν, in the Acts alone: i. 6, v. 41; xv. 3, 30; ὁ μὲν οὖν, xxiii. 18; xxviii. 5..
1) this, that, these, etc.Only significant renderings other than "the" counted

ὁ, ἡ, τό
ho hē to
ho, hay, to
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)

KJV Usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.

View how G3588 ὁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 2632 occurrences of G3588

Matthew 1:6 her
Matthew 1:16 who
Matthew 1:22 which
Matthew 1:24
Matthew 1:24 the
Matthew 1:24
Matthew 1:25
Matthew 1:25
Matthew 1:25
Matthew 2:8 the
Matthew 2:11 the
Matthew 2:11
Matthew 2:11
Matthew 2:13 the
Matthew 2:15 which
Matthew 2:16 the
Matthew 2:16 the
Matthew 2:16 to the
Matthew 2:16 the
Matthew 2:17 that which
Matthew 2:20 who
Matthew 2:23 which
Matthew 3:1
Matthew 3:1 the
Matthew 3:1 the
Matthew 3:1
Matthew 3:2 the
Matthew 3:2 of the
Matthew 3:6 the
Matthew 3:6

Distinct usage

1251 the
266 of the
258 who
150 which
56 to the
42 the ones
39 the one
24 in the
14 that which
13 of the ones
10 the things
10 to the ones
9 Is the
8 one
8 those
8 of
7 them who
6 that
6 the things
5 that the
5 For the
5 The
4 to whom
4 them
4 he
4 they
3 he who
3 the things which are
3 the things that are
3 those things which
3 when the
3 to
3 things which
3 at the
3 the
3 with the
3 To them
3 in
3 the thing
3 the son of
3 the son
2 to them who
2 for the things
2 Who
2 they who
2 with the ones
2 He that had gathered
2 this
2 be the
2 him who
2 He
2 them that are
2 on the
2 he that is
2 as the
2 The one
2 from the
2 who is the
2 To the one

Related words

G3588 ὁ

G1336 διηνεκές
Neuter of a compound of G1223 and a derivative of an alternate of G5342; carried through, that is, (adverb with G1519 and G3588 prefixed) perpetually

KJV Usage: +continually, for ever.

G2316 θεός
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very

KJV Usage: X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].

G2443 ἵνα
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)

KJV Usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to.

Compare G3363.

G3569 τανῦν, τὰ νῦν
τανῦν, τὰ νῦν
tanun ta nun
tan-oon', tah noon
From neuter plural of G3588 and G3568; the things now, that is, (adverb) at present

KJV Usage: (but) now.

G3592 ὅδε, ἥδε, τόδε
ὅδε, ἥδε, τόδε
hode hēde tode
hod'-eh, hay'-deh, tod'-e
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms. From G3588 and G1161; the same, that is, this or that one (plural these or those); often used as personal pronoun

KJV Usage: he, she, such, these, thus.

G3634 οἷος
Probably akin to G3588, G3739, and G3745; such or what sort of (as a correlation or exclamation); especially the neuter (adverb) with the negative not so

KJV Usage: so (as), such as, what (manner of), which.

G3739 ὅς, ἥ, ὅ
ὅς, ἥ, ὅ
hos hē ho
hos, hay, ho
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that

KJV Usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who (-m, -se), etc. See also G3757.

G3753 ὅτε, ο ̔́τε, η ̔́τε, το τε
ὅτε, ο ̔́τε, η ̔́τε, το τε
hote ho te hē te tō te
hot'-eh, ho,t'-eh, hay'-the, tot'-eh
From G3739 and G5037; at which (thing) too, that is, when

KJV Usage: after (that), as soon as, that, when, while.

Second form also feminine, third form also neuter and fourth form simply the article G3588 followed by G5037; so written (in some editions) to distinguish them from G3752 and G5119.

G3778 οὗτος, οὗτοι, αὕτη, αὕται
οὗτος, οὗτοι, αὕτη, αὕται
houtos houtoi hautē hautai
hoo'-tos, hoo'-toy, how'-tay, how'-tahee
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated)

KJV Usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.

G3801 ὁ ὢν ὁ ἦν ὁ ἐρχόμενος
ὁ ὢν ὁ ἦν ὁ ἐρχόμενος
ho ōn ho ēn ho erchomenos
ho own ho ane ho er-khom'-enos
A phrase combining G3588 with the present participle and imperfect of G1510 and the present participle of G2064 by means of G2532; the one being and the one that was and the one coming, that is, the Eternal, as a divine epithet of Christ. (Each “and” (G2532) was ommited from the phrase because of limited space.)

KJV Usage: which art (is, was), and (which) wast (is, was), and art (is) to come (shalt be).

G4412 πρῶτον
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance)

KJV Usage: before, at the beginning, chiefly, (at, at the) first (of all).

G4594 σήμερον
Neuter (as adverb) of a presumed compound of the article G3588 (“tau” changed to “sigma”) and G2250; on the (that is, this) day (or night current or just passed); genitively now (that is, at present, hitherto)

KJV Usage: this (to-) day.

G5024 ταὐτά
Neuter plural of G3588 and G846 as adverb; in the same way

KJV Usage: even thus, (manner) like, so.

G5046 τέλειος
From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness

KJV Usage: of full age, man, perfect.

G5082 τηλικοῦτος τηλικαύτη
τηλικοῦτος τηλικαύτη
tēlikoutos tēlikautē
tay-lik-oo'-tos, tay-lik-ow'-tay)
Masculine and feminine; from a compound of G3588 with G2245 and G3778; such as this, that is, (in [figuratively] magnitude) so vast

KJV Usage: so great, so mighty.

G5104 τοί
Probably for the dative case of G3588; an enclitic particle of asseveration by way of contrast; in sooth

KJV Usage: [used only with other particles in compounds, as G2544, G3305, G5105, G5106, etc.]

G5118 τοσοῦτος
From τόσος tosos (so much; apparently from G3588 and G3739) and G3778 (including its variations); so vast as this, that is, such (in quantity, amount, number or space)

KJV Usage: as large, so great (long, many, much), these many.

G5119 τότε
From (the neuter of) G3588 and G3753; the when, that is, at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution)

KJV Usage: that time, then.

G5120 τοῦ
Properly the genitive case of G3588; sometimes used for G5127; of this person

KJV Usage: his.

G5121 τοὐναντίον
Contraction for the neuter of G3588 and G1726; on the contrary

KJV Usage: contrariwise.

G5122 τοὔνομα
Contraction for the neuter of G3588 and G3686; the name (is)

KJV Usage: named.