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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1466 - ἐγκράτεια

Word Origin:
from (1468)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. self-control (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites)
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐγκράτ-εια [ ρᾰ], ,

I mastery over, ἐ. ἑαυτοῦ self- control, Pl. R. 390b; ἐ. ἡδονῶν καὶ ἐπιθυμιῶν control over them, ib. 430e, cf. X. Mem. 2.1.1, Isoc. 1.21; περί τι Arist. EN 1149a21, al.

II abs., self-control, X. Mem. 1.5.1, Isoc. 3.44, Arist. EN 1145b8, al., LXX Si. 18.30, Acts 24:25, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐγκράτεια (see ἐν III:3), ἐγκρατείας, , (ἐγκρατής), self-control, Latin continentia, temperantia (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, especially his sensual appetites): Acts 24:25; Galatians 5:23 (22); 2 Peter 1:6. ( Xenophon, Plato, and following; Sirach 18:29; 4 Maccabees 5:34.)

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