the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #262 - ἀμαράντινος
- composed of amaranth
- a flower so called because it never withers or fades, and when plucked off revives if moistened with water
- a symbol of perpetuity and immortality
ἀμᾰράντινος, η, ον,
1. of amaranth, i. e. unfading, στέφανος Philostr. Her. 19.14.
2. unfading, imperishable, στέφανος [*] 1 Peter 5:4.
ἀμαράντινος, (from ἀμάραντος, as ῥόδινος made of roses, from ῤόδον, a rose; cf. ἀκάνθινος), composed of amaranth (a flower, so called because it never withers or fades, and when plucked off revives if moistened with water; hence, it is a symbol of perpetuity and immortality (see Paradise Lost iii., 353ff); Pliny, h. n. 21 (15), 23 (others 47)): στέφανος, 1 Peter 5:4. (Found besides only in Philostr. her. 19, p. 741; (and (conjecturally) in Boeckh, Corp. Inscriptions 155, 39, circa
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*† ἀμαράντινος , -ον
(< ἀμάραντος ),
of amaranth (Inscr.); hence unfading: 1 Peter 5:4.†
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