the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #3718 - ὀρθοτομέω
- to cut straight, to cut straight ways
- to proceed on straight paths, hold a straight course, equiv. to doing right
- to make straight and smooth, to handle aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly
cut in a straight line, τὰς ὁδούς LXX Proverbs 3:6 : metaph., ὀ. τὸν λόγον teach it aright, 2 Timothy 2:15.
ὀρθοτομέω, ὀρθοτόμω; (ὀρθοτομος cutting straight, and this from ὀρθός and τέμνω);
1. to cut straight: τάς ὁδούς, to cut straight ways, i. e. to proceed by straight paths, hold a straight course, equivalent to to do right (for יִשֵּׁר), Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 11:5 (viam secare, Vergil Aen. 6, 899).
2. dropping the idea of cutting, to make straight and smooth; Vulg. recte tracto, to handle aright: τόν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, i. e. to teach the truth correctly and directly, 2 Timothy 2:15; τόν ἀληθῆ λόγον, Eustathius, opuscc., p. 115, 41. (Not found elsewhere (except in ecclesiastical writings (Winer's Grammar, 26); e. g. constt. apost. 7, 31 ἐν τῷ τοῦ κυρίου δόγμασιν; cf. Suicer ii. 508f). Cf. καινοτομέω, to cut new veins in mining; dropping the notion of cutting, to make something new, introduce new things, make innovations or changes, etc.)
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† ὀρθοτομέω , -ῶ
(<- ὀρθός , τέμνω ),
[in LXX: Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 11:6 (H3474 pi.)*;]
to cut straight, as a road (τ . ὁδούς , fig., Pr, ll c.). Metaph., τ . λόγον τ . ἀληθείας , 2 Timothy 2:15 (V. Ellic. and CGT, in l; not found elsewhere).†
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