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Strong's #4575 - σεβαστός

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  1. reverend, venerable
  2. the title of the Roman emperors
    1. Augustan, i,e, taking its name from the emperor
    2. a title of honour which used to be given certain legions, or cohorts, or battalions, "for valour"
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σεβαστός, ή, όν,

venerable, reverend, august, πρᾶγμα D.H. 2.75; θεοί, prob. of deified Emperors, IG 7.2233 ( Thisbe ), cf. SIG 820.6 (Ephesus, i A.D. ).

II = Lat. Augustus, Str. 3.3.8, 12.8.16, Acts 25:21, Paus. 3.11.4, Hdn. 2.10.9, etc.; Καίσαρος Σ. θεοῦ Luc. Macr. 21, cf. 17; ἐπὶ τοῦ πρώτου Σ . in the time of the first Emperor, Id. Laps. 18; κατὰ τὸν Σ. μάλιστα Id. Salt. 34, etc.; fem. Σεβαστή, = Augusta, Wilcken Chr. 14 ii 7 (i A.D.), etc., cf. Σεβαστιάς; joined with Αὔγουστος, -ούστη, CIG 3770 ( Nicomedia ).

2. name of month, Augustus, in Egyptian calendars,= Thoth, Yale Classical Studies 2.242; in Phrygia and elsewhere, IGRom. 4.536, etc.

3. σεβαστή, ἡ (sc. ἡμέρα ), the Emperor's day, the day on which his birthday or accession day was celebrated every month, OGI 658 (Egypt, i B.C. ), POxy. 288.32 (i A.D.), PMich.Teb. 123r iv 30 (i A.D.), etc.

4. Σεβαστά, τά,= Σεβαστεῖα 11, CIG 2810 b. 13 (p.1112) ( Aphrodisias ), cf. IG 3.129, 14.748, SIG 1065.5 (Cos, i A.D. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σεβαστός, σεβαστη, Σεβαστόν (σεβάζομαι);

1. reverend, venerable.

2. σεβαστός, Latinaugustus, the title of the Roman emperors: Acts 25:21, 25 (Strabo, Lucian, Herodian, Dio Cassius, others); adjective σεβαστός, σεβαστη, Σεβαστόν, Augustan, i. e. taking its name from the emperor; a title of honor which used to be given to certain legions, or cohorts, or battalions, for valor (ala augusta ob virtutem appellata. Corpus inscriptions Latin vii. n. 340, 341, 344): σπείρης Σεβαστῆς, the Augustan (Imperial) cohort, Acts 27:1 (λεγεών σεβαστη, Ptolemy, 2, 3, 30; 2, 9, 18; 4, 3, 30). The subject is fully treated by Schürer in the Zeitsehr. für wissensch. Theol. for 1875, p. 413ff

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* σεβαστός , - , -όν (σεβάζομαι ),

1. reverend, august.

2. In late writers, with reference to the Roman Imperial name;

(a) ὁ Σ ., Augustus, i.e. the Roman Emperor: Acts 25:21; Acts 25:25;

(b) Augustan: σπείρα σ ., Acts 27:1 (See further, Deiss., BS, 218.) †

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