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ημι

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ημι

The inseparable prefix ημι- (hemi-) means "half" and is cognate with the Latin prefix semi-, which in turn is identical to the proto-Indo-European root semi-, from whence these words stem. It survives in English in the familiar noun hemisphere, and a vast list of obscure scientific terms such as hemi-acetal, hemibranch, hemichordate and so on.

In the New Testament, only two words occur that incorporate our prefix ημι- (hemi-):

  • Together with the verb θνησκω (thnesko), meaning to die: the adjective ημιθανης (hemithanes), meaning half-dead (Luke 10:30 only).
  • Together with the noun ωρα (hora), meaning hour: the noun ημιωριον (hemiorion), meaning half-hour (Revelation 8:1 only).
ημισυς

The adjective ημισυς (hemisus), means half. It occurs 5 times in the New Testament; see full concordance.

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