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Strong's #4583 - σεληνιάζομαι
- to be moon-struck or lunatic
- to be epileptic
- epilepsy being supposed to return and increase with the increase of the moon. This meaning is doubtful as the Greeks knew nothing of epilepsy.
Pass., to be moonstruck, i.e. epileptic, Ev.Matthew 4:24, Ev.Matthew 17:15, Vett.Val. 113.10 .
2. to be sublunar, i.e. subject to change and decay, -ομένης τῆς φύσεως Zos.Alch. p.107 B., cf. Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(3).146.
σεληνιάζομαι; (σελήνη); (literally, to be moon-struck (cf. lunatic); see Wetstein on Matthew 4:24; Suicer, Thesaurus ii. 945f; BB. DD., under the word
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(< σελήνη ),
act, in Manetho (Caren., 4, 81), in NT depon. -ομαι , to be moonstruck, i.e. epileptic (epilepsy being supposed to be influenced by the moon): Matthew 4:24; Matthew 17:15.†
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