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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5340 - φειδομένως
sparingly, thriftily, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Plu. Alex. 25; cf. πεφεισμένως.
*† φειδομένως ,
adv. from ptcp. (v. 131., § 25, 1),
sparingly: 2 Corinthians 9:6 (Plut.).†
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lit. ";a guarded post"; or ";fortification,"; came to be used by the Jews as a technical term for the ";prayer-fillet,"; a strip of parchment inscribed with portions of the Law, and worn as an ";amulet"; or ";protective-mark"; on the forehead or next the heart, as in Mat. 23:5 : cf. the golden φυλακτήρια worn by the kings of Egypt, OGIS 90.45 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) ἐπιθεῖναι δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ περὶ τὰς βασιλείας τετραγώνου κατὰ τὸ προειρημένον βασίλειον φυλακτήρια χρυ [σᾶ, ";to place on the square surface round the crowns, beside the afore-mentioned crown, golden phylacteries"; (Mahaffy).
Other exx. of the word are P Leid Wxviii. 2 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 143) τὸ γὰρ ὄνομα σοῦ ἔχω ε φυλακτήριων (l. ἔχω ὡς φυλακτήριον) ἐν καρδίᾳ τῇ ἐμῇ,xx. 24 ἐν τὸ ἀργύρῳ πετάλου (l. ἐν τῷ ἀργύρου πετάλῳ) τὰ ζ ̄ (sc. vocales), πρὸς τὸν φυλκτήρον (l. τὸ φυλακτήριον), and P Lond 121.298 (iii/A.D.) (=1. p. 94) φυλακτήρια λέων —a spell for the times when the moon is in the several signs of the Zodiac. See also Deissmann BS, p. 352
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