Abarim Publications' online Biblical Greek Dictionary
The adverb εγγυς (eggus) means near or close (of a place or a condition), nigh or at hand (of a time), nearly (of numbers), akin to (of relationships). It's similar to the much more common παρα (para), which means near or beside.
Our adverb occurs 30 times in the New Testament, see full concordance, and from it derive:
- The verb εγγιζω (eggizo), meaning to bring or come near, to approach, to be imminent, to be on the point of doing. This verb is used 43 times, see full concordance, and from it in turn comes:
- The adverb εγγυτερον (egguteron), meaning nearer (Romans 13:11 only). This adverb is the comparative form of εγγυς (eggus), near.