skopos: a watchman, a mark (on which to fix the eye)Original Word: σκοπόςTransliteration:
(skop-os')Part of Speech:
Noun, MasculineShort Definition:
a watchman, a mark (on which to fix the eye)Meaning:
a watchman, a mark (on which to fix the eye)
From skeptomai (to peer about ("skeptic"); perhaps akin to skapto through the idea of concealment; compare skepasma); a watch (sentry or scout), i.e. (by implication) a goal -- mark.
see GREEK skapto
see GREEK skepasma
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4649: σκοπόςσκοπός
((from a root denoting 'to spy,' 'peer,' 'look into the distance'; cf. also Latinspecio, speculum, species
, etc.; Fick
i., 251f; iv., 279; Curtius
, § 111)); from Homer
1. an observer, a watchman.
2. the distant mark looked at, the goal or end one has in view: κατά σκοπόν (on this phrase see κατά, II. 1 c.), Philippians 3:14.<1>