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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #766 - ἀσέλγεια

Transliteration:
asélgeia
Phonetics:
as-elg'-i-a  
Word Origin:
from a compound of (1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed selges (of uncertain derivation, but apparently meaning continent)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
TDNT:
1:490,83
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσέλγ-εια, ἡ,

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
 ἀσέλγεια, ἀσελγειας, , the conduct and character of one who is ἀσελγής (a word which some suppose to be compounded of the alpha privative and Σελγη, 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 σαλάγειν, to disturb, raise a din; others, and now the majority, of alpha privative and σέλγω equivalent to θέλγω, 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 (for Rec. ἀπωλείαις), 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 14:26,3Macc. 2:26. Among Greek writings used by Plato, Isocrates 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.).

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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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