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Earthen, Earthly, Earthy

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1: ὀστράκινος

(Strong's #3749 — Adjective — ostrakinos — os-tra'-kin-os )

signifies "made of earthenware or clay" (from ostrakon, "baked clay, potsherd, shell;" akin to osteon, "a bone"), 2 Timothy 2:20 , "of earth;" 2 Corinthians 4:7 , "earthen."

2: ἐπίγειος

(Strong's #1919 — Adjective — epigeios — ep-ig'-i-os )

"on earth" (epi, "on," ge, "the earth"), is rendered "earthly" in John 3:12; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Philippians 3:19; James 3:15; in Philippians 2:10 , "on earth," RV; "terrestrial" in 1 Corinthians 15:40 (twice). See TERRESTRIAL.

3: χοϊκός

(Strong's #5517 — Adjective — choikos — kho-ik-os' )

denotes "earthy," made of earth, from chous, "soil, earth thrown down or heaped up," 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 .

4: καταχθόνιος

(Strong's #2709 — Adjective — katachthonios — kat-akh-thon'-ee-os )

"under the earth, subterranean" (kata, "down," chthon, "the ground," from a root signifying that which is deep), is used in Philippians 2:10 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Earthen, Earthly, Earthy'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/e/earthen-earthly-earthy.html. 1940.

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