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#176 - ἀκατάγνωστος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G2607)
Parts of Speech
  1. that cannot be condemned, not to be censored
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀκατάγνωστος, ον,

not to be condemned, LXX 2 Maccabees 4:47, Titus 2:8, CIG 1971 (Thessalonica), IG 14.2139; σύμβιος Keil-Premerstein Zweiter Bericht 225 (iii A. D.). Adv. -τως unexceptionably, λογιστεύσας IG 5(2).152 (Tegea, iii A. D.), cf. POxy. 140.15 (vi A. D.).

**† -κατά -γνωστος , -ον

(<καταγίνωσκω ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:47*;]

not open to just rebuke, irreprehensible: Titus 2:8 (v. Cremer, 676; and for other exx., MM, VGT, s.v.).†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

To illustrate this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Titus 2:8) Deissmann (BS p. 200 f.) cites from the inscriptions a sepulchral epitaph CIG 1971 b5 (Thessalonica, A.D. 165), where the word is applied to the deceased, and a similar usage in an inscription at Rome IGSI 21393 (date ?) (ἄμεμπτος, ἀκατάγνωστος), also a deed of tenure from the Fayûm, BGU I. 3088 (Byz.) ( = Chrest. II. 278) ἐπάναγκες ἐπιτελέσωμεν τὰ πρὸς τὴν καλλιεργίαν τῶν ἀρουρῶν ἔργα πάντα ἀκαταγνώστ [ως ]. Add P Oxy I. 14015, P Lond 11315 ( = I. p. 209), P Grenf I. 5716 and ib. 5811 (all vi/A.D.) : also P Giss I. 5615 (vi/A.D.) where the editor cites similar expressions, such as ἀκαταφρονήτως, ἀναμφιβόλως. Nägeli (p. 47) compares εὐκατάγνωστος in P Tor I. 1viii. 11 (ii/B.C.).


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List of Word Forms
ακαταγνωστον ακατάγνωστον ἀκατάγνωστον akatagnoston akatagnōston akatágnoston akatágnōston
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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