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#679 - ἄπταιστος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G4417)
Parts of Speech
  1. not stumbling, standing firm, exempt from falling
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄπταιστος, ον,


1. not stumbling, ἀπταιστστερον παρέχειν τὸν ἵππον make a horse less apt to stumble, X. Eq. 1.6: metaph., ἄ ἐν τῷ βίῳ Epict. Gnom. 52; δώμασιν ἀ. Limen. 43, cf. M.Ant. 5.9; βίος Luc. Am. 46; infallible, Plot. 5.3.17, Alex.Aphr. in Metaph. 713.12; ἀλήθεια Iamb. Myst. 3.31; θεοὶ διδασκάλων-ότατοι Max.Tyr. 38.1. Adv. -τως Pl. Tht. 144b; inevitably, Gal. 14.230: Comp. -ότερον with greater precision, Ptol. Tetr. 177: also ἀπρο-τί, Hdn. Epim. 256.

2. intact, Plu. 2.691d.

II not causing to stumble, giving a good footing, λεία καὶ ἄ. ὁδός Max. Tyr. 5.2.

** -πταιστος , -ον

(< πταίω ),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 6:39 *;]

without stumbling, sure-footed: metaph. (MM, s.v.), Judges 1:24.†

Πάγος , see Ἄρειος .

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In the lack of other citations this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Judges 1:24) may be illustrated from M. Aur. v. 9 τὸ ἄπταιστον καὶ εὔρουν ἐν πᾶσι, ";the security and happy course of all things,"; which depend on the faculty of understanding and knowledge. See also 3 Maccabees 6:39 ὁ τῶν πάντων δυνάστης ἀπταίστους αὐτοὺς ἐρρύσατο ὁμοθυμαδόν.


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απταιστους απταίστους ἀπταίστους aptaistous aptaístous
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