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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Damsel

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1: κοράσιον
(Strong's #2877 — Noun Neuter — korasion — kor-as'-ee-on )

a diminutive of kore, "a girl," denotes "a little girl" (properly a colloquial word, often used disparagingly, but not so in later writers); in the NT it is used only in familiar conversation, Matthew 9:24,25 (AV, "maid"); 14:11; Mark 5:41,42 ; 6:22,28 .

2: παιδίον
(Strong's #3813 — Noun Neuter — paidion — pahee-dee'-on )

a diminutive of pais, denotes "a young child (male or female)" in the AV of Mark 5:39-41 (1st line); the RV corrects "damsel" to "child," so as to distinguish between the narrative of facts, and the homely address to the little girl herself, in which, and in the following sentence, korasion is used. (See No. 1). See CHILD.

3: παιδίσκη
(Strong's #3814 — Noun Feminine — paidiske — pahee-dis'-kay )

denotes "a young girl, or a female slave;" "damsel," AV, in John 18:17 ; Acts 12:13 ; 16:16 ; RV "maid" in each case. See BONDMAID , BONDWOMAN, MAID , MAIDEN.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Damsel'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/d/damsel.html. 1940.

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
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