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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3636 - ὀκνηρός

Word Origin:
from (3635)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. sluggish, slothful, backward
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6102 ‑ עָצֵל (aw‑tsale);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὀκν-ηρός, ά, όν,


1. shrinking, timid, ἐλπίδες -ότεραι Pi. N. 11.22; ἀσθενέας καὶ ὀ. Hp. Acut. 28; -ότερος ἐς τὴν πρᾶξιν Antipho 2.3.5; ἐς τὰ πολεμικὰ -ότεροι Th. 4.55, cf. 1.142; esp. from fear, opp. τολμηρός, D. 25.24; τὸ θῆλυ -ότερον Arist. HA 608b13. Adv. -ρῶς reluctantly, X. An. 7.1.7; ὀ. διακεῖσθαι D. 10.28: Comp. -ότερον X. Cyr. 1.4.6.

2. idle, sluggish, Hierocl. Facet. 211, al.

II of things, causing fear, vexatious, troublesome, ἡμῖν μὲν.. ταῦτ' ὀκνηρά S. OT 834.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ὀκνηρός, ὀκνηρά, ὀκνηρόν (ὀκνέω), sluggish, slothful, backward: Matthew 25:26; with a dative of respect (cf. Winer s Grammar, § 31,6a.; Buttmann, § 133,21), Romans 12:11; οὐκ ὀκνηρόν μοι ἐστι, followed by an infinitive, is not irksome to me, I am not reluctant, Philippians 3:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage). ( Pindar, Sophocles, Thucydides, Demosthenes, Theocritus, etc.; the Sept. for עָצֵל.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr III. 46(4).4 (Ptol.) τοῖς τὸ θεμ ̣ε ̣λ ̣ιον ὀρύξασι ε ̄, ";to those who dug the foundation, 5 (drachmae),"; BCU IV. 1121.25 (B.C. 5) τὰς πλαγίους δι ]ώρυ ̣γ ̣ας παρα [θάψειν καὶ ] ὀρύξειν, P Lond 46.333 (a spell—iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 75) ὄρυξον ἐπὶ δ ̄ δακτύλους, and P Oxy I. 121.3 (iii/A.D.) αὐτὸς ὁ Φανείας ἀνανκασέτω (l. ἀναγκασάτω) αὐτὰς ὀρυγῆνε (l. ὀρυγῆναι, the late 2nd aor. pass.), ";let Phanias himself have them (acanthus trees) dug round."; This last document shows also the compd. περιορύσσω.6 ἤδη ἐν τῇ σήμερον περειορυγήτωσαν, ";let them be dug round to-day."; From the inscrr. we may cite OGIS 483.62 (ii/A.D.) ἐάν τινες ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς χοῦν ὀρύσσωσιν. . . κωλυέτωσαν αὐτοὺς οἱ ἀμφοδάρχαι.


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