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Hello, none of the suggestions dealt with my questions.

Do you have a Greek word equivalent to the English word "until" or "till"? Does it mean things change after "until" or "till", and what is that Greek word?

Thanks for your help.

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All of the following words/phrases mean "until" in Greek:

μέχρι, ώσπου, μέχρις ότου, έως ότου, ως, έως

All of these mean that something is happening up to a point in time (when the until situation happens).


He wore this jacket until it was torn = Φορούσε αυτό το σακάκι μέχρι που σκίστηκε.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vasiliki Baskou, Instructor/Director, https://learn-greek-online.com.

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When looking at the Greek text of St. Matthew's gospel, in chapter 1 verse 25, the English reads, "but [St. Joseph] knew her not until she had borne a son." The Greek for until in this case is έως. I've been told that έως can mean up to and beyond a point, so the translated English could read, "but [St. Joseph] knew her not until, and after, she had borne a son."

"έως" means "up to a point", not "beyond a point".  Same as "until".

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