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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
#713 - ἀρκετός
- sufficient, enough
ἀρκ-ετός, ή, όν,
sufficient, Chrysipp.Tyan. ap. Ath. 3.113b, Matthew 6:34, Herm. ap. Stob. 1.49.44: c. inf., J. BJ 3.6.3; of persons, satisfactory, ἀ. γενοῦ BGU 33.5 (ii/iii A. D.); ἀρκετόν [ἐστι ] it is enough, c. inf., AP 9.749 (Oenom.). Adv. -τῶς Theol.Ar. 38.
**† ἀρκετός , -ή , -όν
(< ἀρκέω ),
[in Aq.: Deuteronomy 25:2 *;]
sufficient: Matthew 6:34 (on the neut., v. B1., § 31, 2); seq. ἵνα (M, Pr., 210), Matthew 10:25; c. inf., 1 Peter 4:3 (for exx., v. Deiss., BS, 257; MM, s.v.).†
To the occurrences of this rare word we can now add BGU I. 33.5 (ii/iii A.D.) περὶ τῶν λοιπῶ [ν ] ἔργων σου ἀρκετὸς γ [ε ]νοῦ. We seem to have the adverb in the mutilated conclusion of BGU II. 531ii. 24 (ii/A.D.) ἐὰν δ ̣[ὲ. . . ] ἀρκετος [ἔ ]χηι [ . . . Vettius Valens, p. 304.25, has καὶ ἦν ἀρκετὸν κατὰ τοὺς λοιποὺς ἐᾶσαι. Kaibel Praef. 288c.10 shows ἀ [ρ ]κετὰ τρι [—these three deaths suffice : the god is entreated to be satisfied. (The word is MGr.)
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