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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2862 - κολωνία
- a colony
- the city of Philippi is so called, where Octavius had planted a Roman colony
I grave (Elean), Hsch.
II = Lat. colonia, Acts 16:12, Epigr.Gr. 908 (Batanaea); cf. κολωνεία.
*† κολωνία ,
(Rec. -ώνια ), -ας , ἡ
(< Lat. colonic),
a colony: Acts 16:12 (v. Lft., Phi., 50 f.).†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
This designation is given to a settlement of veteran soldiers, established by Severus and Caracalla in the neighbourhood of the village Kerkesoucha in the Fayûm, Chrest. I. 461 (beginning of iii/A.D.) : cf. also P Oxy III. 653 (A.D. 160–2) (κολωνεία bis) and ib. XII. 1508 (ii/A.D.), which throws light on the manner in which the land was obtained. On the whole position of these coloniae, see Wilcken Archiv v. p 433 f., and the introd. to P Giss I. 60, p. 29. A fourth century inscr. from Eaccaea, Kaibel 908.6, ends—εὐτυχίτω ἡ κολωνία.
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