Word Summary
zophos: deep gloom
Original Word: ζόφος
Transliteration: zophos
Phonetic Spelling: (dzof'-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: deep gloom
Meaning: deep gloom
Strong's Concordance
blackness, darkness, mist.

Akin to the base of nephos; gloom (as shrouding like a cloud) -- blackness, darkness, mist.

see GREEK nephos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2217: ζόφος

ζόφος, ζόφου, (akin to γνόφος, δνόφος, νέφος, κνέφας, see Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. ii., p. 266 (Fishlake's translation, p. 378); cf. Curtius, p. 706), darkness, blackness: Hebrews 12:18 L T Tr WH; as in Homer Iliad 15, 191; 21, 56, etc., used of the darkness of the nether world (cf. Grimm on Wis. 17:14), 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; ζόφος τοῦ σκότους (cf. חֹשֶׁך־אֲפֵלָה, Exodus 10:22), the blackness of (i. e. the densest) darkness, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13. (Cf. Trench, § c.)