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Strong's #1021 - βραδύς

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  1. slow
  2. metaph. dull, inactive, in mind
    1. stupid, slow to apprehend or believe
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βρᾰδύς, εῖα, ύ:

Comp. βραδύτερος Th. 4.8; metath. βαρδύτερος Theoc. 29.30; βραδίων Artem. 1.70: Sup. βραδύτατος Ar. Fr. 357, also βράδιστος (metath. βάρδιστος Il. 23.310, 530, Doroth(?).ap. Heph. Astr. 3.30) Aret. SD 1.6, βραδίστατος Ael. Fr. 325:


1. slow, κιχάνει τοι β. ὠκύν Od. 8.329, etc.: c. inf., ἀλλά τοι ἵπποι βάρδιστοι θείειν slowest at running, Il. 23.310; β. λέγειν E. HF 237, etc.; τὸ β. delay, Pl. Lg. 766e. Adv. βραδέως, χωρεῖν Th. 5.70; θεῖν Pl. Prt. 336a, etc.: Comp. -ύτερον Hp. Prog. 22, Pl. Tht. 190a; βραδυτέρως Aen.Tact. 16.12; βράδῐον Hes. Op. 528, Sor. 1.117 (condemned by Luc. So 7): Sup. -ύτατα Pl. Ti. 39b.

2. of the mind, dull, sluggish, ἐπιλήσμων καί β. Ar. Nu. 129; opp. ἀγχίνους, Pl. Phdr. 239a; βράδιστοι τὴν γνώμην Aret.l.c.: c. inf., προνοῆσαι βραδεῖς Th. 3.38; τὸ β. καὶ μέλλον slowness and deliberation, Th. 1.84. Adv. βραδέως, βουλεύεσθαι ib. 78; β. ὀλίγην ὀργὴν ποιεῖσθαι Pl. Phdr. 233c.

3. in Egypt, of illiterates, βραδέως, βραδύτερον γράφειν, PTeb. 316.101 (i A. D.), PRyl. 173.13 (i A. D.); also βραδέα γράφουσα BGU 446.19 (ii A. D.).

II of Time, tardy, late, σὺν χρόνῳ β. μολών S. Tr. 395, cf. Th. 7.43; βραδεῖαν.. ὁδὸν πέμπων S. Aj. 738. Adv., ἕως βραδέως ἦν τῆς ἡμέρας D.L. 2.139: neut. as Adv., ὀψὲ καὶ βραδὺ τῆς ἡλικίας Hld. 2.29; βράδιον ἀπογαλακτίζειν Sor. l.c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βραδύς βραδεια, βραδυ, slow;

a. properly: εἰς τί, James 1:19.

b. metaphorically, dull, inactive, in mind; stupid, slow to apprehend or believe (so Homer, Iliad 10, 226; opposed to συνετός, Polybius 4, 8, 7; τόν νοῦν, Dionysius Halicarnassus, de Art. oratt. 7 (de Lysias judic.); δυσμαθία βραδύτης ἐν μαθησει, Plato, defin., p. 415 e.): with a dative of respect, τῇ καρδία, Luke 24:25. (Synonym: see ἀργός, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* βραδύς , -εῖα , - ,

slow: εἰς τὸ λαλῆσαι , James 1:19; metaph., of the understanding: β . τ . καρδίᾳ , assoc. with ἀνόητος , Luke 24:25.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The adverb is common in signatures with reference to those who were unskilled in writing—e.g. BGU II. 543.17 (B.C. 27) ἔγραφεν ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ Ζήνων Ζήνωνος ἀξιωθεὶς διὰ τὸ βραδύτερα αὐτὸν γράφειν , P Fay 97.37 (A.D. 78) ἔγραψεν ὑπὲρ [αὐτ ]οῦ βραδέω (ς ) γράφοντος , BGU I. 69.19 (A.D. 120) (= Chrest. II. 142) [γ ]ραψα ὑπὲρ α [ ]τοῦ ἐρωτηθὶς διὰ τὸ βρα [δ ]ύτερα αὐτὸν γράφιν , αὐτοῦ γράφοντος [τὸ ὄ ]νομα , and P Lond 1164 (k).23 (A.D. 212) (= III. p. 167) ἔγραψα ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ τὸ σῶμα τῆς ὑπογραφῆς , αὐτοῦ ὕστερ [ο ]ν ὑπογράφοντος βραδέως —upon which follow the painful uncials of Philantinous Demetrias. So the Ptolemaic Ostr 1027.9 διὰ τὸ βραδύτερα αὐτὸν γρά (φειν ). Outside this special use, in OGIS 502.17 (ii/A.D.) we have τοῦ ] βράδειον ἀπολαῦσαι τὴν πόλιν τῆς [προσηκούσης προσόδου . The positive adv. occurs in P Oxy VIII. 1088.50 (i/A.D.—a medical receipt) βρα [δέως ] πινέτωι μετὰ γλυκέως ἢ μέλι ̣τ ̣ο ̣[ς , ";to be drunk slowly with raisin wine or honey"; (Ed.) It is curious that we cannot illustrate the adj. from our sources, while the adv. is so common. Syll 221.12 (latter part of iii/B.C.) has εἴς τε τοὺς μισθοὺς [τοῖς ] βραδέσιν , ";eis qui non in tempore veniebant"; (Ed.). MGr βραδειά and (neut.) βράδυ = ";evening"; : cf. βραδύνω ad fin.



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