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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Light of, Lightly

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1: ἀμελέω

(Strong's #272 — Verb — ameleo — am-el-eh'-o )

denotes "to be careless, not to care" (a, negative, and melei, an impersonal verb, signifying "it is a care:" see CARE), Matthew 22:5 , "they made light of (it)," lit., "making light of (it)," aorist participle, indicating the definiteness of their decision. See NEGLECT , NEGLIGENT , REGARD.

Note: In Mark 9:39 , AV, the adverb tachu, "quickly," is translated "lightly" (RV, "quickly"). See QUICKLY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Light of, Lightly'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/light-of-lightly.html. 1940.

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