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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #4597 - σής
- a moth, the clothes moth
gen. σεός (as if fr. σεύς, which is given as nom. by Choerob. in Theod. 1p.406H. ); pl., nom. σέες Moer. p.339 P.; gen. σέων Hermipp. 94, Ar. Lys. 730, Ph. 2.461 (not σεῶν, v. Choerob. l. c.); acc. σέας Luc. Ind. 1: — the forms σητός, σῆτες, σητῶν, etc., were later, as in Men. 540.5, Arist. HA 557b3, Thphr. HP 9.11.11, Ph. 2.361 (and v.l. in 2.461 ), cf. Moer. l.c., etc.: — moth, [ χρυσὸν] οὐ ς. οὐδὲ κὶς δάπτει Pi. Fr. 222, cf. Ar. l. c., Str. 13.1.54, Ev.Matthew 6:19, Ev.Luke 12:33; attacking books, Luc. l. c.
2. metaph., σῆτες ἀκανθοβάται or -λόγοι, of the Grammarians, bookworms, AP 11.322 ( Antiphan. ), 347 ( Phil. ).
σής, σητός, ὁ (Hebrew סָס., Isaiah 51:8; עָשׁ, Job 4:19; Job 13:28), a moth, the clothes-moth (B. D., under the word
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";am moved as to the σπλάγχνα "; (q.v.), and hence ";am filled with compassion, tenderness."; Lightfoot on Philippians 1:8 writes that the verb does not seem to be classical, and was ";perhaps a coinage of the Jewish Dispersion,"; and Thumb, Hellen. p. 123 practically confirms this. It occurs in the fragmentary vi/A.D. petition P Flor III. 296.23 οὐκ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ὁ εἰρημε ̣(νος), and we may note its appearance in the MGr sailor’s prayer—
Σπλαγχίσου με, Βορέα μου,
Πατέρα μου Βορέα.
";O have pity on me, my North Wind, father North Wind"; (see Abbott, Songs p. 164).
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