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Strong's #3750 - ὄσφρησις

from a derivative of (G3605)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. a sense of smell, smelling
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄσφρ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

1. the sense of smell, Pl. Phd. 111b (as v.l.), Tht. 156b, Arist. de An. 421b23; τὸ τῆς ὀ. αἰσθητήριον Id. PA 658b28; ῥινῶν ὀσφρήσιες Opp. C. 4.66.

2. the organ of smell, Arist. de An. 425a5, Pr. 907b28, 1 Corinthians 12:17, PRyl. 63.5 (iii A. D.); αἱ ὀ. Hdn. 1.12.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὄσφρησις, ὀσφρησεως, (ὀσφραίνομαι (to smell)), the sense of smell, smelling: 1 Corinthians 12:17. (Plato, Phaedo, p. 111 b. ((yet cf. Stallbaum at the passage)); Aristotle, Theophrastus.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ὄσφρησις , -εως ,

(ὀσφραίνομαι , to smell),

the sense of smell, smelling: 1 Corinthians 12:17.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Our sources throw no special light upon this word which in the NT is found only in the Synoptics = ";parable,"; ";similitude,"; and bis in Heb (9.9, 11.19) = ";figure,"; ";type."; For Hebrews 11:19, where Isaac’s restoration was to Abraham a sort of resurrection, Moffatt (ICC ad I.) cites Aelian Var. Hist. iii. 33 describing Satyrus the flautist—τρόπον τινὰ τὴν τέχνην ἐκφαυλίζων παραβολῇ τῇ πρὸς φιλοσοφίαν. According to Quintil. v. II. 23 ";παραβολή, quam Cicero collationem vocat, longtus res quae comparentur repetere solet."; See further, especially for the Biblical usage, Hatch, Essays, p. 64 ff.

In P Flor III. 384.63 (v/A.D. ?) τὰς το ̣υ ̣̑ μηχανοστασίου παραβολάς, the editor understands π. as = ";riparazioni.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
οσφραίνεσθαι οσφραίνεται οσφρανθείη οσφρανθή οσφρανθήναι οσφρανθήσονται οσφρανθώ οσφρανθώσι οσφρασία οσφρησις όσφρησις ὄσφρησις ωσφράνθη osphresis osphrēsis ósphresis ósphrēsis
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