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Strong's #1942 - ἐπικάλυμα

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  1. a covering, veil
  2. metaph. a pretext, cloak
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Strong #: 4374 ‑ מְכַסֶּה (mek‑as‑seh');  4539 ‑ מָסָךְ (maw‑sawk);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπικάλυμμα [ κᾰ], ατος, τό,

I cover, veil, πλοῦτος πολλῶν ἐ. ἐστιν κακῶν Men. 90.

II. in animals, covering of any orifice, of the gills of fish, Arist. HA 505a1, PA 696b3; of the opercula of crabs and other crustacea, Id. HA 527b26, 541b26, cf. 530a21.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπικάλυμμα, ἐπικαλυμτος, τό (ἐπικαλύπτω), a covering, veil; properly, in the Sept.: Exodus 26:14; Exodus 36:19 Complutensian (cf. 39:21 Tdf.); metaphorically, equivalent to a pretext, cloak: τῆς κακίας, 1 Peter 2:16 (πλοῦτος δέ πολλῶν ἐπικαλυμμ' ἐστι κακῶν, Menander quoted in Stobaeus, flor. 91, 19 (iii. 191, Gaisf. edition); quaerentes libidinibus suis patrocinium et velamentum, Seneca, vita beata 12).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -κάλυμμα , -τος , τό

(< ἐπικαλύπτω ),

[in LXX: Exodus 26:14; Exodus 39:34, (H4374), 2 Kings 17:19 (H4539), Job 19:29 (aliter in Heb.)*;]

a cover, veil: metaph., τ . κακίας , 1 Peter 2:16.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
επικαλυμμα επικάλυμμα ἐπικάλυμμα επικαλύμματα επικαλύμματος epikalumma epikalymma epikálymma