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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1466 - ἐγκράτεια
- self-control (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites)
ἐγκράτ-εια [ ρᾰ], ἡ,
I mastery over, ἐ. ἑαυτοῦ self- control, Pl. R. 390b; ἐ. ἡδονῶν καὶ ἐπιθυμιῶν control over them, ib. 430e, cf. X. Mem. 2.1.1, Isoc. 1.21; περί τι Arist. EN 1149a21, al.
II abs., self-control, X. Mem. 1.5.1, Isoc. 3.44, Arist. EN 1145b8, al., LXX Si. 18.30, Acts 24:25, etc.
** ἐγκράτεια , -ας , ἡ
(<ἐγκρατής ), [in LXX: Sirach 18:15; Sirach 18:30, 4 Maccabees 5:34 *;]
1. prop., mastery, control.
2. (sc. ἑαυτοῦ ) self-control: Acts 24:25, Galatians 5:23, 2 Peter 1:6 (v. DB, iv, 558b, 695a; Page on Ac, l.c.).†
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In the important Imperial edict, P Fay 20, which is probably to be assigned to Julian (see Archiv ii. p. 169) rather than to Alexander Severus, the Emperor claims to be an example to all governors, in view of the fact that he administers the affairs of the Empire—.21 μετὰ τοσαύτης κοσμιότητος καὶ σωφροσύνης καὶ ἐγκρατείας. See also Vett. Valens p. 355.29 διὰ τῆς ἰδίας ἐγκρατείας ἀκηρύκτως καὶ κοσμίως τὸ τέλος τοῦ βίου ὑποίσει. Ramsay Luke, p. 360 ff. cites an interesting iv/A.D. Lycaonian inscription in honour of a presbyter, who is described as.6 ἐν ]κρατίης ὁ διάκονος, ";the minister of continence,"; while his wife is.16 πιστὴν ἐνκρατίης οἰκονόμον, ";a trusty dispenser of continence.";
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