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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#4 - ἀβαρής

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G922)
Parts of Speech
  1. not burdensome
  2. not heavy
  3. light without weight
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀβαρής, ές, (βάρος)

I without weight, Arist. Cael. 277b19; ἀβαρῆ εἶναι ἀέρα καὶ πῦρ Zeno Stoic. 1.27, cf. Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.143, Plot. 6.9.9, etc.; light, γῆ AP 7.461 (Mel.): metaph., ἀ. χρῆμα a light matter, Com.Adesp. 158; παρρησία.. μαλακὴ καὶ ἀ. Plu. 2.59c; of the pulse, Archig. ap. Gal. 8.651.

II not offensive, ὀσμαί Aret. CA 2.3; of persons, not burdensome, ἀ. ἑαυτὸν τηρεῖν, παρέχειν, 2 Corinthians 11:9, CIG 5361.15 (Berenice). Adv. -ρῶς without giving offence, Simp. in Epict. p.85D.; without taking offence, ib. p.88D.

* ἀβαρής , -ές

(< βάρος ),

without weight; metaph. (MM, VGT, s.v.) not burdensome: 2 Corinthians 11:9.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ἀβαρής in a metaphorical sense, as in 2 Corinthians 11:9, Nägeli (p. 38) cites CIG 5361.15 (Berenice, i/B.C.) . ἑαυτὸν παρέσχηται, and BGU I. 248.26 (ii/A.D.) ἐὰν δέ σοι ἀβα [ρὲ ]ς ᾖ, χρῆσόν μοι ὀνάριον. Add P Oxy VI. 933.29 (late ii/A.D.) and BGU IV. 1080.17 f. (iii/A.D. ?) εἴ σοι ἀβ [α ]ρές ἐστιν καὶ δυνα [τόν, σ ]υναπόστιλόν μοι κτλ. The physical sense is cited from Aristotle; the metaphysical appears in Plutarch (59C).

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List of Word Forms
αβαρη αβαρή ἀβαρῆ αβασίλευτόν άβατον άβατος άβατός αβάτω αβατωθή abare abarê abarē abarē̂
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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