Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms

KJV Translation Count — 357x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: or (260), than (38), either (8), or else (5), nor (5), not tr (21), misc (20)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. either, or, than
(g2229) ἠ̑, — ay; an adverb of confirmation; perhaps intensive of (2228) (ἤ); used only (in the N.T.) before (3303) (μέν); assuredly: — surely.
ἡ. See (3588) (ὁ).
ἥ. See (3739) (ὅς).

Strong's Definitions

ay; a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than: — and, but (either), (n-) either, except it be, (n-) or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially (2235) (ἤδη), (2260) (ἤπερ), (2273) (ἤτοι).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, befG2228e they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.


Think G2228 that I am come to desG2228oy the law, G2228 the prophets: I am G2228 come to desG2228oy, but to fulfil.


FG2228 verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot G2228 one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.


NG2228 shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst G2228 make one hair white G2228 black.


No man can serve two masters: fG2228 G2228 he will hate the one, and love the other; G2228 G2228 he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye canG2228 serve God and mammon.


TherefG2228e take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? G2228, What shall we drink? G2228, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?


G2228 how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?


G2228 what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?


Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thG2228ns, G2228 figs of thistles?


FG2228 whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be fG2228given thee; G2228 to say, Arise, and walk?