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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: πυρετός
(Strong's #4446 — Noun Masculine — puretos — poo-ret-os' )

"feverish heat" (from pur, "fire"), hence, "a fever," occurs in Matthew 8:15 ; Mark 1:31 ; John 4:52 ; Acts 28:8 ; in Luke 4:38 , with megas, "great, a high fever;" ver. 39. Luke, as a physician, uses the medical distinction by which the ancients classified fevers into great and little. In the Sept., Deuteronomy 28:22 .

B — 1: πυρέσσω
(Strong's #4445 — Verb — puresso — poo-res'-so )

signifies "to be ill of a fever" (akin to A), Matthew 8:14 ; Mark 1:30 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Fever'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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