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Strong's #462 - ἀνόσιος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G3741)
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  1. unholy, impious, wicked
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Strong #: 2154 ‑ זַמָּה (zim‑maw', zam‑maw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνόσιος, ον,


1. more rarely α, ον E. Tr. 1316 (lyr.), Aeschin. 2.157 (dub.), and later: unholy, profane, opp. ἄδικος, as ὅσιος to δίκαιος (v. ὅσιος 1.1), of persons, A. Th. 611, S. OT 353, etc.; ἀ. ὁ θεομισής Pl. Euthphr. 7a; ἄδικος καὶ ἀ. Id. Grg. 505b.

2. of things, ἔργον, μόρος, στόμα, etc., Hdt. 2.114, 3.65, S. OC 981, etc.; αὐδῶν ἀνόσι' οὐδὲ ῥητά μοι Id. OT 1289; ἀνόσια πάσχειν Antipho 2.4.7; ἀσεβὲς μηδὲν μηδὲ ἀ. X. Cyr. 8.7.22; οὐ μόνον ἄνομον ἀλλὰ καὶ ἀ. Id. Lac. 8.5; ἀ. νέκυς a corpse with all the rites unpaid, S Ant. 1071; ἀ. τι γεγένηται ἐμοῦ παρόντος the holy rites have been profaned, Antipho 5.84.

II Adv. -ίως in unholy wise, S. Ph. 257; κάτω γῆς ἀ. οἰκῶν without funeral rites, or through an unholy deed, E. El. 677.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνόσιος, ἀνοσιον (alpha privative and ὅσιος, which see), unholy, impious, wicked: 1 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 3:2. (In Greek writings from (Aeschylus and) Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀν -όσιος , -ον

( - neg., ὅσιος ),

[in LXX: Ezekiel 22:9 (H2154, Wisdom of Solomon 12:4, 2 Maccabees 7:34; 2 Maccabees 8:32, 3 Maccabees 2:2; 3 Maccabees 5:7, 4 Maccabees 12:11 *;]

unholy, profane (Cremer, 464): 1 Timothy 1:9, 2 Timothy 3:2 (MM, VGT, s.v.).†

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

This adjective, which in the NT is confined to 1 Timothy 1:9, 2 Timothy 3:2, is frequently applied to the Jews in connexion with the great Jewish war in Egypt (A.D. 115–7. See e.g. P Giss I. 41ii. 4 παρὰ τὴν τῶν ἀνοσίων [Ἰου ]δα ̣ι ̣ω [ν ἔ ]φοδον, with the editor’s introduction. So P Brem 40.4 (Trajan) (= Chrest. I. 16) μία ἦν ἐλπὶς καὶ λοπὴ προσδοκία ἡ τῶν ἀπὸ τοῦ νομοῦ ἡμῶν ἀθρώων κωμ [η ]τῶν [πρὸ ]ς τοὺς ἀνοςίους Ἰο [νδαί ]ους, who had just won a victory. From a later time comes the fragment of a letter in the correspondence of Heroninus (mid. iii/A.D.), P Flor II. 268.6, . . .]ενοις ἀνοσείους [. . . , with θεῶν ἐπιτρε [πόντων ] in the next line, but no other context to help.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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ανόσια ανοσιοι ανόσιοι ἀνόσιοι ανοσιοις ανοσίοις ἀνοσίοις ανούς άνους anosioi anósioi anosiois anosíois
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