It is difficult for me to google the meaning of such short keywords like V-RAP-NPM or API-3S etc.

The following is in my bible lexicon:

1 Peter 1:8 ον(R-ASM) G3739 ουκ(PRT-N) G3756 ειδοτες G1492 G5761 ιδοντες G1492 G5631

Could anybody point me to a web page where I can find descriptions of these R-ASM, PRT-N, etc? Maybe it is obvious to native speakers, but I'm not one of them.

  • welcome to BHSX. Thanks for the question. Please remember to take the tour below. To which lexicon are you using? Each lexicon will usually have a glossary of such abbreviations. However, they appear to be descriptions of the parts of speech and Strong's vocabulary numbers. – user25930 Aug 7 '19 at 21:48
  • The lexicon you're using will surely provide its own glossary of abbreviations. Did you check? – curiousdannii Aug 9 '19 at 12:36
  • Are you using E-Sword, perchance? – Ruminator Aug 9 '19 at 13:16
  • The Interlinear Bible on Bible Hub gives a good display and access to the information you want - biblehub.com/interlinear/1_peter/1-8.htm If you just mouse over the bottom entry it will display parsing abbreviations for that word or click and see a complete list. – Revelation Lad Aug 10 '19 at 13:57
  • @user25930, first I saw these abbreviations in Davar4 application in lexicon downloaded from Davar4 pages. It is a quite simple application and it really seems that legend is not provided with the lexicon. I knew biblehub.com (recommended below) but I didn't notice the explanations provided in place. – Jarek C Aug 19 '19 at 19:40

Maybe this website can help you out: https://studybible.info/mac


The abbreviations can all be found on a standard web site for Biblical Greek such as


This will tell you that:

  • "ον(R-ASM) G3739" means the word is Strong's number G3739, it is a Relative pronoun - Accusative Singular Masculine.

There is a similar pattern for the others. The hyperlinks will also be helpful.

  • Thanks. This also useful web! – Jarek C Aug 19 '19 at 19:34

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