Word Summary
optasia: an appearing
Original Word: ὀπτασία
Transliteration: optasia
Phonetic Spelling: (op-tas-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: an appearing
Meaning: an appearing
Strong's Concordance

From a presumed derivative of optanomai; visuality, i.e. (concretely) an apparition -- vision.

see GREEK optanomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3701: ὀπτασία

ὀπτασία, ὀπτασίας, (ὀπτάζω);

1. the act of exhibiting oneself to view: ὀπτασιαι κυρίου, 2 Corinthians 12:1 (A. V. visions; cf. Meyer at the passage) (ἐν ἡμέραις ὀπτασίας μου, Additions to Esther 4:1, 44 (13) [Esther 4:384:17f]; (cf. Malachi 3:2); ἥλιος ἐν ὀπτασία, coming into view, Sir. 43:2).

2. a sight, a vision, an appearance presented to one whether asleep or awake: οὐρανίῳ ὀπτασία, Acts 26:19; ἑωρακέναι ὀπτασίαν, Luke 1:22; with the genitive of apposition ἀγγέλων, Luke 24:23. A later form for ὄψις (cf. Winers Grammar, 24), Anthol. 6, 210, 6; for מַרְאֶה, (Theod.) Daniel 9:23; Daniel 10:1, 7f.