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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3942 - παροιμία
- a saying out of the usual course or deviating from the usual manner of speaking
- a current or trite saying, a proverb
- any dark saying which shadows forth some didactic truth
- esp. a symbolic or figurative saying
- speech or discourse in which a thing is illustrated by the use of similes and comparisons
- an allegory
- extended and elaborate metaphor
proverb, maxim, saw, A. Ag. 264, S. Aj. 664, Ar. Th. 528, etc.; κατὰ τὴν π. as the saying goes, Pl. Smp. 222b; τὸ κατὰ τὴν π. λεγόμενον Id. Sph. 261c; καθάπερ ἡ π. Pl.Com. 174.3: in pl., of the Proverbs of Solomon, LX X.
2. figure, comparison, John 10:6,al.
3. digression, incidental remark, Herod. 2.61, Hsch., Phot.
παροιμία , -ας , ἡ
(< πάροιμος , by the way),
[in LXX. Pr title Proverbs 1:1; Proverbs 25:1, (H4911) subscr., Sirach 6:35; Sirach 8:8; Sirach 18:29; Sirach 39:3; Sirach 47:17*;]
1. a wayside saying (Hesych.; v. LS, s.v.), a byword, maxim, proverb: 2 Peter 2:22.
2. In NT, of figurative discourse (as H4911, Isaiah 14:4, al.), a parable, allegory: John 10:6; John 16:25; John 16:29 (v. Abbott, Essays, 82 ff.).†
SYN.: παραβολή G3850, q.v.
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περιοχή, in the literal sense of ";compass,"; ";circumference,"; occurs quater in connexion with certain measurements of a piece of land in BGU II. 492 (A.D. 148–9) : cf. also the late P Hamb I. 23.20 (A.D. 569) μετὰ τῆς καθόλου αὐτοῦ περιοχῆς, ";mit allem was dran und drum ist"; (Preisigke). For the use in Acts 8:32 of a ";passage"; (of Scripture) see the reff. s.v. περιέχω, and cf. Cic. ad Att. xiii. 25. 3 ergo ne Tironi quidem dictavi, qui totas περιοχάς persequi solet, sed Spintharo syllabatim, In the LXX περιοχή has the meaning ";siege,"; and sometimes apparently ";stronghold"; : see Conybeare and Stock LXX Selections, p. 305.
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