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#697 - Ἄρειος Πάγος

Áreios Págos
ar'-i-os pag'-os
from Ares (the name of the Greek deity of war) and a derivative of (G4078)
Parts of Speech
Noun Location
Areopagus = "martial peak"
  1. a rocky height in the city of Athens, opposite the western end of the Acropolis toward the west.
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Ἄρειος πάγος [ πᾰ], ,

the hill of Ares, at Athens, Ἀρήϊος π. Hdt. 8.52, cf. A. Eu. 685, 690, etc.; ἡ βουλὴ ἡ ἐξ Ἀρείου πάγου IG 1.38a (prob.), 2.476.59, al., D. 18.133, cf. Lys. 26.12, Arist. Ath. 4.4; ἡ ἐν Ἀ. πάγῳ βουλή D. 20.157, Aeschin. 1.81, Arist. Pol. 1273b39; βουλή Ἀρεία IG 3.824; εἰς τὸν Ἄ. πάγον ἀναβῆναι become a member of the court, Isoc. 7.37, 12.154; ἐν Ἀ. πάγῳ δοῦναι δίκην Arist. Rh. 1398b26; ψευδομαρτύρια τὰ ἐξ Ἀ. πάγου Id. Ath. 59.6. The compd. Ἀρειόπᾰγος only in a late Att. Inscr., IG 3.1005; but we find the noun Ἀρεοπᾰγίτης (Ἀρευ - ib.2.839.7) [ ], ου, ὁ, Areopagite, Aeschin. 1.81, IG 3.746, cf. 635, Arist. Ath. 3.6, etc.: prov., Ἀρεοπαγίτου σιωπηλότερος 'as silent as the grave', Them. Or. 21.263a; στεγανώτερος Alciphr. 1.13: Adj. Ἀρεοπᾰγῖτις, βουλή Arist. Ath. 41.2, Alciphr. 2.3; Ἀρεοπᾰγῑτικός, ή, όν, Isoc. 7 tit., Str. 6.1.8.

Ἄρειος Πάυος

(T, Ἄριος Π .), -ου , ,

Hill of Pres or Mars, Areopagus; also, the Court of Areopagus, the highest tribunal of Athens: Acts 17:19; Acts 17:22.†

Ἄριος , see Ἄρειος .

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Ramsay has shown (Paul, p. 260 f., Recent Discovery, p. 102 ff.) that ὁ Ἄρειος Πάγος had come to denote in colloquial use (as in Acts 17:19; Acts 17:22) ";the Council of the Areopagus"; as distinguished from ";the Hill of Ares,"; where in early times the Council had met : see e.g. Cavvadias, Fouilles d’ Épidaure i. p. 68, No. 206 (A.D. 50–100) Ἄρειος Πάγος ἐν Ἐλευσῖνι λόγους ἐποιήσατο. For the full expression cf. Syll 593 (=.3 1008).3 (iii/A.D.) τῆς ἐξ Ἀρείου πάγου βουλῆς.


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Αρειον Ἄρειον Αρειου Ἀρείου Παγον Πάγον Παγου Πάγου Areion Áreion Areiou Areíou Pagon Págon Pagou Págou
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