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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3823 - πάλη

from pallo (to vibrate, another form for (G906))
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. wrestling (a contest between two in which each endeavours to throw the other, and which is decided when the victor is able to hold his opponent down with his hand upon his neck)
    1. the term is transferred to the Christian's struggle with the power of evil
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πάλη []

(A), ,

1. wrestling, Il. 23.635; ἢ πὺξ ἠὲ πάλῃ ἢ καὶ ποσίν Od. 8.206: κρατέων πάλα Pi. O. 8.20; νικᾶν πυγμὴν καὶ π. E. Alc. 1031. cf. Hp. Acut.(Sp.)62, Th. 1.6, Pl. Lg. 795b, Plu. 2.638d, Antyll. ap. Orib. 6.28.3; τίνα π. ἐμάνθανες; Ar. Eq. 1238; παίδων, ἐφήβων νεωτέρων, μέσων, πρεσβυτέρων, ἀνδρῶν π., SIG 959 (Chios), cf. IG 5(2).549.16,30 (Lycosura, iv B. C.), etc.

2. generally, fight, battle, ἅπτειν πάλην τινί A. Ch. 866 (anap.); π. δορός E. Heracl. 159.

πάλη []

(B) (or παλή acc. to Sch. Il. 10.7, to dist. it from foreg.), ,

1. the finest meal, π. ἀλφίτου Hp. Mul. 1.64, cf. Ruf. Ren.Ves. 6.7, Arching. ap. Gal. 12.791; π. πυρίνη Lycus ap. Orib. 9.51.1; νάρθηκος πάλαι Zopyr. ap. eund. 14.61.1.

2. any fine dust, ἀνέπλησα τὠφθαλμὼ πάλης φυσῶν τὸ πῦρ Pherecr. 60, cf. Hsch. (Cf. Lat. pollen, pulvIsa)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* πάλη , -ης ,

(<πάλλω , to sway),

wrestling, hence, generally, fight, contest: fig., of the spiritual combat of Christians, Ephesians 6:12.†

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

lit. ";come in from the side."; The use of the verb in Romans 5:20 ";come in to the side of a state of things already existing"; (SH) shows that the idea of stealth is not necessarily present : cf. Vett. Val. p. 357.9 τοῦτο δέ μοι παρεισῆλθεν περὶ τῆς προκειμένης ἀγωγῆς. On the other hand with Galatians 2:4 ";who sneaked in to spy out our freedom"; Burton (ICC ad l.) compares such a passage as Luc. Asin. 15 εἰ λύκος παρεισέλθοι.

The corr. double compd. παρεξέρχομαι occurs in the late P Lond 1075.17 (vii/A.D.) (= III. p. 282) ἵνα μὴ τοῦ λοιπο [ ] παρεξέλθῃ τοῦ σκοποῦ ὑμῶν.


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
παλη πάλη pale palē pále pálē
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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