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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1467 - ἐγκρατεύομαι
- to be self-controlled, continent
- to exhibit self-government, conduct, one's self temperately
- in a figure drawn from athletes, who in preparing themselves for the games abstained from unwholesome food, wine, and sexual indulgence
I exercise self-control, Arist. EE 1223b12, LXX Genesis 43:31;1 Corinthians 7:9; force oneself to do a thing, LXX 1 Samuel 13:12; starve oneself, Vett.Val. 127.20 (cf. ἀποκαρτερεῖν).
II to be a member of the Encratite sect, Anatolian Studies 87 (Phrygia).
[in LXX for H662, Genesis 43:31, 1 Kings 13:12, Ezra 5:10 א 3 *;]
to exercise self-control: 1 Corinthians 7:9; c. acc, πάντα (v. Bl., 91), 1 Corinthians 9:25.†
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With the Christian inscription cited s.v. ἐγκράτεια sub fin. may be compared another inscription erected in honour of a certain Orestina ";who lived in continence";—ἐνκρατευσαμένη (Ath. Mittheil., 1888, p. 272) : see Ramsay Luke, p. 399 f. where ";no extravagant asceticism"; is thought to be implied in any of these terms.
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