Original language texts popups and word-click options

This topic is just a summary of information found elsewhere on this manual and provides some more advanced information on how theWord behaves in relation to original language modules.


Original language Bible modules may contain extra information, apart from the actual text, such as Strong numbers, Morphology codes, Lemmas and more. Modules like that include the Textus Receptus (TR), Westcot-Hort (WHNU), Westminster Hebrew Morphology (WHM), etc .

The following extra information can be attached behind each word: STRONG number, STRONG number 2, STRONG NUMBER 3, MORPH tag, LEMMA - root, <generic-messages>.


Remember that when a LEMMA is included in a module, then it is being used for the word lookup function. Moreover, dictionaries that are marked as Strong are being looked-up on the root of the words, AND on the strong indices!

Let's consider the following questions:

1.What happens when the mouse hovers over a word?
2.What happens when the user clicks on a word
3.What happens when the user right-clicks on a word.
4.How the Lookup dictionaries work in combination with the new features?


Problem 1: User hovering over a word.

Since more than one piece of information may be associated with a word, theWord creates a popup that includes all associated information. Specifically:

1.If there is a STRONG, STRONG2, STRONG3 associated index, it is being looked up and the result(s) displayed (based on options)
2.If there is a MORPH tag, it is also being looked up (based on options)
3.If there are extra messages attached, they are also displayed
4.If lookup dictionaries are enabled, they are appended also.


Example: let's consider the WHNU module. Suppose we have enabled lookup dictionaries with Mickelson dictionary. Also Strong and Morph are active on the Bible view:

User hovers over first word of Mt 1:1 βίβλος: the popup displays 3 entries: first is the morph info (N-NSF), second is the key from the strong (G976), and there is a 3rd entry which is again G976: this comes from the lookup dictionaries: theWord looks-up the word βιβλος in Mickelson, but  since Mickelson is marked as a strong dictionary, it does NOT search the subject (e.g. H1, H2, ...) only, but also the actual original words in Mickelson: so it finds a match for βιβλος (which is G976 and is being displayed a second time).
User hovers over 2nd word γενεσεως: the popup displays 2 entries: morph and strong. But there is no 3rd entry because the word γενεσεως is NOT found in Mickelson, since the original word is γενεσις! If there was associated LEMMA information behind the word, then a 3rd entry would also appear (since the root of γενεσεως would be γενεσις and, as said above, the LEMMA would be used for the dictionary lookup).


Problem 2: user clicks on a word

Normally, clicking on a word will cause the current dictionary entry in all Book views to be updated (e.g. dictionaries will be synced to the word being clicked, see View synchronization). The question now is: since we now have more information behind a word, which part of it should be used to sync the book views? The answer comes from the Word click options category in the Bible view options dialog. if you go to this page, you will see that there are 4 options there, and you can set which of these will be performed and in which order.

The question one could set is: what does it mean to lookup all 4 of them? The answer is that it can be used to sync more than one book views!


Open 4 book views, and set one to RMAC, one to Thayer, one to Mickelson, one to LSJ. Go to 1Cor 1:6 and click the 3rd word μαρτυριον. You will see that all 4 book views are synchronized, each one with a different part (make sure that in Bible view options-> Word click options you have checked the Perform the lookup on all checked items'and that each of the Book view has the Link this view even if inactive checked).

You see, clicking on this word, which (in this module) carries 3 pieces of information (STRONG, MORPH, the word itself) you can cause 4 books to get synchronized, each with a different piece of this information (2 of the views, Thayer and Mickelson use the same piece, namely STRONG).

Problem 3: what happens when a user right-clicks on a word

The answer here should be quite obvious now: for each piece of information, there is a separate Find... menu and a separate Lookup'menu! Maximum 6 of each (Find [word]. Find STRONG, Find STRONG2, Find STRONG3, Find MORPH, Find LEMMA). Of course, each find menu automatically enters the appropriate expression the Bible search view. Same applies for the Lookup: yet, remember that the Lookup logic is always the same: the word being looked up is being search in all subjects of each dictionary/book module.

  ©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
manual version: 4.0.1327