[B-Greek] one word for past present and future

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jun 14 17:23:31 EDT 2006

On Jun 14, 2006, at 11:58 AM, lena alward wrote:

> good morning,
>       I was just wondering if there was one word that means Past,  
> Present and Future. I have been looking for it for a couple of days  
> now and cannot seem to find it. I heard my minister say it once but  
> he retired so I can't ask him but if you could help me out that  
> would be great.

If you are looking for a Biblical Greek word (and that's the only  
reason you would be directing this sort of question to this forum, I  
think), I can only think of AEI, which usually means "always" but can  
mean "at all times" or "at any time" and PANTOTE which means "at all  
times" or "on every occasion."

There is the phrase that appears in different configurations in  
Revelation hO WN KAI hO HN KAI hO ERCOMENOS, "the One who is, and the  
One who was, and the One who is coming." That's a phrase, but it's  
hardly a single word.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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