Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1335 - διήγεσις
διήγ-ησις, εως, ἡ,
narration, narrative, Pl. R. 392d, Phdr. 246a, Aristeas 1 etc.; in a speech, statement of the case, Arist. Rh. 1416b29, Zeno Stoic. 1.23.
δι -ήγησις , -εως , ἡ
(< διηγέομαι ),
a narrative: Luke 1:1 (cf. Milligan, NTD, 130).†
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διήγησις is used ter in the letter of Aristeas to Polycrates (1, 8, 322) to describe the ";narrative"; he has to unfold—one thinks of the first and last lines of Sordello. The noun occurs twice in PSI I. 85 (iii/A.D.), from a rhetorical treatise, defining what was technically known as ἡ χρεία : see above s.v. ἀπομνημόνευμα. The χρεία is to be ";concise"; : —.8 Διὰ τί σύντομον; ὅτι πολλάκις ἐκταθὲν ἢ διήγησις γίνεται ἢ ἄλλο τι. Δ. therefore implies some fullness of narrative, which suits the use of the word in the Preface of Lk. MGr keeps the -μα noun—διήγημα ";narrative"; with dimin. διηγηματάκι.
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