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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2158 - εὐσχήμων

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Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. of elegant figure
    1. shapely, graceful, comely, bearing one's self becomingly in speech or behaviour
  2. of good standing
    1. honourable, influential, wealthy, respectable
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐσχήμ-ων, ον,

gen. ονος, (σχῆμα)


1. elegant in figure, mien and bearing, graceful, opp. ἀσχήμων, Pl. R. 413e, al.; ἀλεκτρυών Cratin. 108; τὰ εὐ. ἡμῶν (sc. μόρια) 1 Corinthians 12:24 : Comp. - έστερος more respectable, Pl. R. 554e: Sup. - έστατοι, πονεῖν ἵπποι X. Eq. 11.12.

2. in bad sense, with an outside show of goodness, specious in behaviour, εἴς τινα E. Med. 584.


1. of things, decent, becoming, λόγοι Id. Hipp. 490, D. 60.9; πρᾶγμα οὐδαμῶς εὔσχημον λέγειν Aeschin. 3.162; λέγειν εὐσχήμονα Arist. EN 1128a7; τὸ εὔσχημον decorum, Pl. R. 401c, Lg. 797b. Adv. - μόνως with grace and dignity, like a gentleman, Ar. V. 1210, X. Cyr. 1.3.8, Arist. EN 1101a1; ζῆν Phld. Herc. 1251.18: Comp - έστερον, ἔχειν Pl. Epin. 981a; τι φέρειν D. 60.35: Sup. - έστατα IG 22.1034.11.

2. later also, noble, honourable, in rank (condemned by Phryn. 309), Mark 15:43, Acts 13:50, J. Vit. 9, Vett.Val. 66.7, al.; ἡ εὐ. the noble lady, PFlor. 16.20 (iii A.D.). title of a village magistrate, in pl., εὐ. κώμης BGU 147 (ii/iii A.D.): sg., ἡ οἰκία τοῦ εὐ. PRyl. 236.15 (iii A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 εὐσχήμων, εὔσχημον (εὖ, and σχῆμα the figure, Latin habitus);

1. of elegant figure, shapely, graceful, comely, bearing oneself becomingly in speech or behavior ( Euripides, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato): τά εὐσχήμονα ἡμῶν, the comely parts of the body that need no covering (opposed to τά ἀσχήμονα ἡμῶν, verse 23), 1 Corinthians 12:24; of morals: πρός τό εὔσχημον, to promote decorum, 1 Corinthians 7:35.

2. in later usage (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 333), of good standing, honorable, influential, wealthy, respectable ( R. V. of honorable estate): Mark 15:43; Acts 13:50; Acts 17:12. ( Josephus, de vita sua §9; Plutarch, parallel. Graec. et Rom c. 15, p. 309b.)

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