Word Summary
aiphnidios: sudden
Original Word: αἰφνίδιος
Transliteration: aiphnidios
Phonetic Spelling: (aheef-nid'-ee-os)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: sudden
Meaning: sudden
Strong's Concordance
sudden, unawares.

From a compound of a (as a negative particle) and phaino (compare exaiphnes) (meaning non-apparent); unexpected, i.e. (adverbially) suddenly -- sudden, unawares.

see GREEK a

see GREEK phaino

see GREEK exaiphnes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 160: αἰφνίδιος

αἰφνίδιος, (αἰφνης, ἀφανής, ἄφνω, which see), unexpected, sudden, unforeseen: Luke 21:34 (here WH ἐφνιδ., see their Introductory § 404 and Appendix, p. 151); 1 Thessalonians 5:8. (Wis. 17:14; 2 Macc. 14:17; 3Macc. 3:24; Aeschylus, Thucydides 2, 61 τό αἰφνίδιον καί ἀπροσδόκητον, Polybius, Josephus, Plutarch, Dionysius Halicarnassus, others.)

STRONGS NT 160: ἐφνιδιος [ἐφνιδιος, see αἰφνίδιος.]