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Strong's #1958 - ἐπιμέλεια

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  1. care, attention
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Strong #: 8250 ‑ שִׁקּוּי (shik‑koo'ee);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπιμέλ-εια, ἡ,

1 written -εα IG 22.483.24 (iv B.C.), Aeol. gen. -ηΐας ib.12(2).243 (Mytilene); Ion. gen. -λίης Ps.- Hdt. Vit.Hom. 5(s.v.l.): care bestowed upon a thing, attention paid to it, and abs., attention, diligence, Prose word, once in Hdt. (v. infr.), freq. in Th., X., etc.: in pl., pains, X. Cyr. 1.6.4, etc.: c.gen.objecti, ἐ. τοῦ ναυτικοῦ, οἰκείων καὶ πολιτικῶν, Th. 2.39, 40; τῶν ἔργων Id. 3.46; τῶν πραγμάτων And. 2.13; τῶν κοινῶν Isoc. 7.25; τῶν καμνόντων Pl. Lg. 720d (hence, of medical treatment, S.E. P. 2.240); πλήθους γεννημάτων Pl. Lg. 740d; also περί τινος τὴν ἐ. ποιεῖσθαι Th. 7.56; περὶ τοὺς νέους Lycurg. 106; πρὸς τοὺς θεούς, πρὸς τὴν πόλιν, D. 22.78, Pl. Lg. 754b; εἰς τὰ ἀναγκαῖα Posidon. 8J.; ἐπιμέλειάν τινος ποιεῖσθαι, ἔχειν, Hdt. 6.105, Th. 6.41, Arist. Pol. 1330b11, D. 61.43, cf. Pl. R. 451d; opp. ἐπιμελείας τυγχάνειν to have attention paid to one, Isoc. 6.154, cf. POxy. 58.22 (iii A.D.), etc.; ἐ. παρὰ τοῦ δαιμονίου Hyp. Epit. 43; δι' ἐπιμελείας ἔχειν τινά Isaiah 7:14; ἐπιμελείᾳ, κατ' ἐπιμέλειαν, with diligence, X. Cyr. 5.3.47, HG 4.4.8; δι' ἐπιμελείας θεοῦ ἡ ἀτυχία γίγνεται Antipho 3.3.8; μετὰ πάσης ἐ. X.Ephesians 2:10.

2.. a commission or charge, Aeschin. 3.13, Arist. Pol. 1299a20 (pl.); ἡ περὶ τοὺς θεοὺς ἐ. ib. 1322b18, cf. ib. 30 (pl.); ἡ τῶν ἐφήβων ἐ., a special office at Athens, Din. 3.15; so πρὸς τῇ ἐ. τῶν χρηματιστῶν, = ἐπιμελητὴς τῶν χρ., POxy. 281.2 (i A.D.).

3.. any employment or pursuit, interpol. in X. Cyr. 1.6.13, etc.: pl., ἐ. καὶ σπουδαί pursuits which demand zeal, Arist. Rh. 1370a11, cf. EN 1138b26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπιμέλεια, ἐπιμελείας, (ἐπιμελής careful), care, attention: Acts 27:3. (Proverbs 3:8; 1 Macc. 16:14; 2 Macc. 11:23; very common in Greek prose writing, not used in the poets.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπιμέλεια , -ας ,

(< ἐπιμελέομαι ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 3:8 (H8250), Wisdom of Solomon 13:13, Ezra 6:10, 1 Maccabees 16:14, al.;]

attention, care: Acts 27:3 (v. Field, Notes, 143).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Hib I. 41.20 (c. B.C. 261) ἐπιμέλειαν δὲ ποίησαι, ";be careful,"; BGU IV. 1106.28 (B.C. 13) ποιεῖσθαι. . . [τοῦ ] παιδίου προσήκουσαν ἐπιμέληαν, of a nurse, P Amh II. 64.12 (A.D. 107) ]θέτους. . κ [αὶ ] μὴ ἀ ̣ναλογο ̣ῦντας τὴν ἐ [π ]ιμέλειαν, ";inefficient and incapable of doing their duties"; (Edd.), P Oxy I. 58.22 (A.D. 288) αἱ ταμιακαὶ οὐσίαι τῆς προσηκούσης ἐπιμελείας τεύξονται, ";the estates of the treasury will receive proper attention"; (Edd.). Note also the common usage in such an address as P Oxy II. 281.2 (A.D. 20–50) Ἡρακλείδηι ἱερεῖ καὶ ἀρχιδικαστῆι καὶ πρὸς τῇ ἐπιμελείᾳ τῶν χρηματιστῶν, ";to H., priest, chief justice, superintendent of the chrematistae."; In the Christian letter, P Oxy XII. 1493.10 (iii/iv A.D.) we have—τούτου οὖν τὴν ἐπιμέλειαν ποιήσω ὡς ἰδίου υἱοῦ, ";I shall take care of him as if he were my own son"; (Edd.). On the ";excellent Greek phrase"; ἐπιμελείας τυχεῖν, ";to receive attention"; (RV mg. in Acts 27:3) cf. the citations from Wetstein in Field Notes, p. 143, and see further Hobart pp. 29, 269 f. where it is shown that both the noun and the corresponding verb are common in medical language for the ";care"; bestowed upon the sick, a meaning which may underlie its usage here. In the inscrr. the phrase τὴν ἐπιμέλειαν ποιησαμένων is very common with reference to the persons charged with putting up the inscr. : see Rouffiac Recherches, p. 56.

Ἐπιμελητής is the regular term for a ";curator"; or ";supervisor."; Thus we hear of ἐπιμεληταὶ ἀννώνης, ἀχυροῦ, βαλανείου, γυμνασίου, ἱεροῦ, etc. : for citations see Hohlwein L’Égypte Romaine, p. 232 ff.


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επιμελεία επιμέλεια επιμελειας επιμελείας ἐπιμελείας epimeleias epimeleías
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