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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4646 - σκολιός

Word Origin:
from the base of (4628)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. crooked, curved
  2. metaph.
    1. perverse, wicked
    2. unfair, surly, froward
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2019 ‑ הֲפַכְפַּךְ (haf‑ak‑pak');   5637 ‑ סָרַר (saw‑rar');   6121 ‑ עָקֹב (aw‑kobe');   6129 ‑ עֲקַלָּתוֹן (ak‑al‑law‑thone');   6140 ‑ עָקַשׁ (aw‑kash');   6141 ‑ עִקֵּשׁ (ik‑kashe');   6141 ‑ עִקֵּשׁ (ik‑kashe');   6617 ‑ פָּתַל (paw‑thal');   8417 ‑ תָּהֳלָה (to‑hol‑aw');   8419 ‑ תַּהְפֻּכוֹת (tah‑poo‑kaw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκολιός, ά, όν,

curved, bent (opp. ὀρθός, εὐθύς ), ς. σίδηρος Hdt. 2.86; ς. σκίπωνι E. Hec. 65 (anap.); of rivers and paths, winding, ποταμός Hdt. 1.185, cf. 2.29; Μαίανδρος ς. εἰς ὑπερβολήν Str. 12.8.15; οἶμος, ἀτραπός, etc., A.R. 4.1541, Nic. Th. 478, etc.; ῥηγμῖνες Arist. Mete. 367b14; λαβύρινθος Call. Del. 311; πλέγμα ἕλικος AP 7.24 ( Simon. ); πλοκαμῖδες Nonn. D. 14.182; twisted, tangled, βάτος AP 7.315 ( Zenod. or Rhian. ), cf. 11.33 ( Phil. ); ἐς τὸ ς . Hp. Art. 37 .

2. bent sideways, δουλείη κεφαλή, σκολιή Thgn. 536; γένυες Pi. Fr. 203; ἵππος ς . crooked made or going askew, Pl. Phdr. 253d .

II metaph., crooked, i.e. unjust, unrighteous, θέμιστες Il. 16.387; μῦθοι, δίκαι, Hes. Op. 194, 221; αἰ σκολιὰν (sc. ῥήτραν ) ὁ δᾶμος ἕλοιτο, Spartan law ap. Plu. Lyc. 6; λόγος Thgn. 1147; ἀπάται Pi. Fr. 213; πατέων ὁδοῖς σκολιαῖς Id. P. 2.85; riddling, obscure, ῥημάτια Luc. Bis Acc. 16; τὸ ς. τῆς εἰσόδου (into true science) Vett.Val. 250.23: rarely of men, ἰθύνει σκολιόν makes the crooked one straight, Hes. Op. 7; ς. καὶ φοβερός Plu. 2.551f: with Verbs, σκολιὰ φρονεῖν, opp. εὐθὺς ἔμμεν, Scol. 16; ς. πράττειν Pl. Tht. 173a; τυφλὰ καὶ ς . Id. R. 506c, cf. Grg. 525a; σκολιά, τά, indirect methods, Cic. Att. 13.39.2 . Adv. σκολιῶς Hes. Op. 258, 262; ς. ἔχοντος τοῦ χρησμοῦ D.S. 16.91; εἰς πλάγια καὶ σκολιά Pl. Tht. 194b .

III σκολιόν, τό, intestine, σπλάγχανα καὶ νεφρὸν καὶ σκολιόν SIG 1002.5 (Milet., v/iv B.C. ), cf. Schwyzer 721.23 (Mycale, iv B.C. ), al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 σκολιός, σκολιά, σκολιόν (opposed to ὀρθός, ὄρθιος, εὐθύς (cf. σκώληξ)), from Homer down, crooked, curved: properly, of a way ( Proverbs 28:18), τά σκολιά, Luke 3:5 (opposed to εὐθεῖα namely, ὁδός, from Isaiah 40:4); metaphorically, perverse, wicked: γενεά σκολιά, Acts 2:40; with διεστραμμένη added, Philippians 2:15 (clearly so Deuteronomy 32:5); unfair, surly, froward (opposed to ἀγαθός καί ἐπιεικής), 1 Peter 2:18.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";a litter of reeds or rushes"; (Mark 11:8), and hence ";mattress,"; as in an account of a sale P Oxy III. 520.10 (A.D. 143) Ἰουλα ̣̑τ [ος ] στιβάδων γ ̄, ";Iulas, 3 mattresses."; In Syll 737 (= .31109).52 (c. A.D. 178) ὁ προσδεχθησόμενος (ε)ἰς τὴν στιβάδα, Dittenberger understands the word as = sodalitas (see his note ad l.).


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