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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3981 - πειθός

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Parts of Speech
  1. persuasive
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πειθός, ή, όν, = πιθανός, 1 Corinthians 2:4.

πῐθᾰν-ός, ή, όν,


of persons, persuasive, plausible, esp. of popular speakers, πιθανώτατος τοῖς πολλοῖς Th. 6.35; τῷ δήμῳ παρὰ πολὺ.. -ώτατος, of Cleon, Id. 3.36, cf. 4.21; ἐν ὄχλῳ π. Pl. Grg. 458e; -ώτατος πάντων ἀνθρώπων D. 37.48; -ώτεροι οἱ ἀπαίδευτοι τῶν πεπαιδευμένων ἐν τοῖς ὄχλοις Arist. Rh. 1395b27; -ώτατοι οἱ ἐν τοῖς πάθεσιν Id. Po. 1455a30; π. καὶ πανοῦργος Plu. 2.26a; π. συνταγματάρχης Luc. Bacch. 2: c. inf., -ώτατοι λέγειν Pl. Grg. 479c; π. περιβαλεῖν τινα κακῷ apt at.., E. Or. 906; πιθανώτατος στρατηγῆσαί τε καὶ προσαγαγέσθαι App. Hisp. 15, etc.: with a Pr, π. ἐς στρατηγίαν, ἐς ἐνέδρας, Id. Mith. 51, Pun. 108, etc.

2. of arguments, plausible, Ar. Th. 464 (lyr.); λέγων πιθανώτατ' Id. Eq. 629; λόγος, φωναὶ π., Pl. Phd. 88d, R. 568c; λόγοι θαυμασίως ὡς π. D. 35.16; τὸ περὶ λόγους π., = πιθανότης, Pl. Tht. 178e: freq. in Arist. Rh., as 1356b26, 1403b20; μόνον ἐφρόντισαν τοῦ π. τοῦ πρὸς αὑτούς Id. Metaph. 1000a10.

3. of manners, winning, plausible, τὸ -ώτατον ἦθος X. Mem. 3.10.3; τὸ π. ἰσχὺν τῆς ἀληθείας ἔχει μείζω Men. 622 codd. Stob.; οὐ π. ἔσχεν ὄχλῳ τὸ ἦθος Plu. Phoc. 3.

4. of reports, etc., plausible, specious, credible, λόγος πιθανώτατος Hdt. 1.214, cf. 2.123; π. τινί Pl. Lg. 677a: c. inf., πιστεύεσθαι πιθανά ib. 782d; πιθανόν [ἐστι ] c. inf., it is probable that.., Arist. Top. 151a29.

5. of works of art, producing illusion, true to nature, X. Mem. 3.10.7 (Comp.).

II Pass., easy to persuade, credulous, A. Ag. 485 (lyr.), Pl. Grg. 493a.

2. obedient, docile, X. Cyr. 2.2.10, Oec. 13.9 (Comp.).

III Adv. - νῶς persuasively, plausibly, Ar. Th. 268, Pl. Phdr. 269c, al.: Comp. -ώτερον Id. Phd. 63b, Grg. 456c, Arist. EN 1096b5.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† πειθός

(πιθός , WH), - , -όν

(<πείθω ), = cl. πιθανός ,

persuasive: 1 Corinthians 2:4 (not found elsewhere).†

πιθός , see πειθός .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";mud,"; ";clay"; : cf. P Oxy XII. 1450.4 (A.D. 249–250) τῶν ὀστράκων διὰ πηλου ̣̑, and the magic P Lond 121.867 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 112) λαβὼν πηλὸν ἀπὸ τρόχου [κε ]ραμικοῦ μῖξον μίγηατος τοῦ θεοῦ. . From the inscrr. see the law of astynomy carved at Pergamum in the time of Trajan, OGIS 483.61 ἐάν τινες ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς χοῦν ὀρύσσωιν ἢ λίθους ἢ πηλὸν ποιῶσιν, also Kaibel 646.11 f. (iii/iv A.D.), a sepulchral inscr. deprecating the giving of honours after death—

ζῶντί μοι, εἴ τι ἔχεις, μεταδός, τέφραν δὲ μεθύσκων

πηλὸν ποιήσεις καὶ οὐκ ὁ θανὼν πίεται,

and cf. Herodas II. 28 ff.—

ὃ χρῆν ἑαυτὸν ὅστις ἐστὶ κἀκ ποίου

πηλοῦ πεφύρητ᾽ εἰδότ᾽ ὡς ἐγὼ ζώειν

τῶν δημοτέων φρίσσοντα καὶ τὸν ἥκιστον,

";who ought to know who he is, and of what clay he is mixed, and to live as I do, in awe of even the least of the burghers"; (Knox).

A subst. πηλοποιία is found in P Petr II. 12 (4) (B.C. 241), and an adj. πήλινος in ib. III. 48.9 (iii/B.C.) τῶ ]ν πηλίνων ργων καὶ τῶν πλινθίνων : cf. Luckhard Privathatus p. 26 ff. See also CR xxxiii. p. 2, where W. M. Ramsay publishes a iv/A.D. inscr., in which the head of a noble Anatolian family is described as τὸν [π ̣ήλ ̣]ιν ̣ο [ν χ ̣]ιτῶνα ἐνταυθοῖ περιδυσάμενον, ";putting off the mantle of clay (to consign it) to this place.";


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πειθοίς πειθοῖς πιθοις πιθοῖς peithois peithoîs
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