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Strong's #1335 - διήγεσις

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  1. a narration, narrative
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Strong #: 2420 ‑ חִידָה (khee‑daw');  4557 ‑ מִסְפָּר (mis‑pawr');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διήγ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

narration, narrative, Pl. R. 392d, Phdr. 246a, Aristeas 1 etc.; in a speech, statement of the case, Arist. Rh. 1416b29, Zeno Stoic. 1.23.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διήγησις, διηγήσεως, (διηγέομαι), "a narration, narrative: Luke 1:1; used of the Gospel narratives also in Eusebius, h. e. 3, 24, 7; 3, 39, 12; cf. Grimm in the Jahrbb. f. deutsche Theol. 1871, p. 36. (Plato, Aristotle, Polybius; Sir. 6:35 (); , etc.; 2 Macc. 2:32 2Macc. 6:17.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -ήγησις , -εως ,

(< διηγέομαι ),

[in LXX: Judges 7:15 H4557 Habakkuk 2:6 H2420), freq. in (Sirach 6:35, al.), 2 Maccabees 2:32; 2 Maccabees 6:17;]

a narrative: Luke 1:1 (cf. Milligan, NTD, 130).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

διήγησις is used ter in the letter of Aristeas to Polycrates (1, 8, 322) to describe the ";narrative"; he has to unfold—one thinks of the first and last lines of Sordello. The noun occurs twice in PSI I. 85 (iii/A.D.), from a rhetorical treatise, defining what was technically known as ἡ χρεία : see above s.v. ἀπομνημόνευμα. The χρεία is to be ";concise"; : —.8 Διὰ τί σύντομον; ὅτι πολλάκις ἐκταθὲν ἢ διήγησις γίνεται ἢ ἄλλο τι. Δ. therefore implies some fullness of narrative, which suits the use of the word in the Preface of Lk. MGr keeps the -μα noun—διήγημα ";narrative"; with dimin. διηγηματάκι.


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List of Word Forms
διηγήσεως διηγησιν διήγησιν διηθείται διήλωσε diegesin diēgēsin diḗgesin diḗgēsin