Old & New Testament Greek
from a compound of (1
) (as a negative particle) and a presumed selges (of uncertain derivation, but apparently meaning continent)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
I licentiousness, wanton violence, Pl. R. 424e, Isaiah 3:13, etc., οἷ προελήλυθ' ἀσελγείας ἅνθρωπος D. 4.9: joined with ὕβρις, Id. 21.1; insolence, opp. κολακεία, Phld. Lib. p.42 O.; τῶν δημαγωγῶν Arist. Pol. 1304b22: Astrol., epith. of certain ζῴδια, Vett. Val. 335.34.
II licentiousness, περὶ τὰς σωματικὰς ἐπιθυμίας Plb. 36.15.4, etc.
Thayer's Expanded Definition
, , , the conduct and character of one who is (a word which some suppose to be compounded of the alpha privative and , the name of a city in Pisidia whose citizens excelled in strictness of morals (so Etym. Magn.
152,38; per contra cf. Suidas
603d.): others of intens. and , to disturb, raise a din; others, and now the majority, of alpha privative and equivalent to , not affecting pleasantly, exciting disgust), "unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence": Mark 7:22
(where it is uncertain what particular vice is spoken of); of gluttony and venery, Jude 1:4
; plural, 1 Peter 4:3
; 2 Peter 2:2
), 18; of carnality, lasciviousness
: 2 Corinthians 12:21
; Galatians 5:19
; Ephesians 4:19
; 2 Peter 2:7
; plural "wanton (acts or) manners, as filthy words, indecent bodily movements, unchaste handling of males and females, etc." (Fritzsche), Romans 13:13
. (In Biblical Greek besides only in Wisdom of Solomon 14:26,3
Macc. 2:26. Among Greek writings used by Plato
and following; at length by Plutarch
(Lucull. 38) and Lucian
(dial. meretr. 6) of the wantonness of women ( Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 184n.).) Cf. Tittmann i., p. 151 f; (especially Trench
, § xvi.).<1> 1>
Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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ασελγεια ασελγεία ασέλγεια ἀσελγείᾳ ἀσέλγεια ασελγειαις ασελγείαις ἀσελγείαις ασελγειαν ασέλγειαν ἀσέλγειαν aselgeia asélgeia aselgeíāi aselgeiais aselgeíais aselgeian asélgeian
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