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Strong's #1772 - ἔννομος

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  1. bound to the law
  2. bound by the law, lawful
  3. lawful, regular
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KJV (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
NAS (3)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 2
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Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
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Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
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Acts 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔννομος, ον,


1. ordained by law, lawful, legal, Pi. O. 7.84; [ χθονὸς αἶσα ] Id. P. 9.57; δίκα A. Supp. 384 (lyr.), cf. E. Ph. 1651, etc.; ἔννομα πείσονται they will suffer lawful punishment, Th. 3.67; ἔ. ὁμολογία, πολιτεία, Pl. Lg. 921c, Aeschin. 1.5; σὺμ ψάφοις ταῖς ἐ. Supp.Epigr. 2.277 (Delph., ii B. C.); ἐκκλησία IG 9(1).3 (Locr.), Acts 19:39; ἡλικία, χρόνοι, POxy. 247.12 (i A.D.), Michel 468.29 (ii B. C.). Adv. -μως, ζημιοῦσθαι, διοικεῖσθαι, Lys. 9.12, 30.35, cf. D.C. 56.7: Comp. -ώτερον POxy. 1204.24 (iii A. D.).

2. of persons, keeping within the law, upright, just, A. Supp. 404 (lyr.), Pl. R. 424e; also, subject to the law, μὴ ὢν ἄνομος Θεοῦ, ἀλλ' ἔ. Χριστοῦ 1 Corinthians 9:21.

II (νέμομαι) feeding in, i.e. inhabiting, οἳ γᾶς τότ' ἦσαν ἔννομοι A. Supp. 565 (lyr.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔννομος, ἐννομον (νόμος);

1. bound to the law; bound by the law: Χριστῷ, or more correctly Χριστοῦ L T Tr WH, 1 Corinthians 9:21 (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 23).

2. as in Greek writings from (Pindar), Aeschylus down, lawful, regular: Acts 19:39 (on which see Lightfoot in The Contemp. Rev. for 1878, p. 295; Wood, Ephesus etc., Appendix, p. 38).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἔν -νομος , -ον ,

[in LXX: Sir, Proverbs 1:1-33 ogue 12*;]

1. lawful, legal (MM, Exp., xiii): Acts 19:39.

2. Of persons,

(a) law-abiding;

(b) under law: . Χριστοῦ , in relation to Christ, 1 Corinthians 9:21 (Cremer. 435).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Sir William Ramsay’s contention (Pauline Studies, p. 203 ff.) that Acts 19:39 ἐν τῇ ἐννόμῳ ἐκκλησίᾳ = ";in a lawful assembly"; (AV), rather than ";in the regular assembly"; (RV), is supported by the use of the adj. in our documents. Thus P Oxy II. 247.12 (A.D. 90) of the registration of a man—προστρέχοντι τῇ ἐννόμῳ ἡλικίᾳ, ";who is approaching the legal age"; (cf. ib. III. 651 (A.D. 126–7) τῆς κατὰ νόμους ἡλικίας), P Ryl II. 153.19 (A.D. 138–61) ἄχ ]ρ ̣ι ̣ ο ̣ ̣ γένη ̣[ται τῆ ]ς ἐννό [μο ]υ ̣ [ ]λικίας, P Thead 18.9 (iii/iv A.D.) ἡγεμὼν δεσπ ]ότα τὴν ἔννομον ἀξίωσιν προσφέρω ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀφηλίκων παί [δων, P Oxy I. 41.18 (iii/iv A.D.) τὰς δὲ τοιαύτα [ς ] μαρτυρίας ἀξιῶ εἰς καιρὸν ἔννομον ὑπερτεθῆναι, ";but I beg that these demonstrations be reserved for a legitimate occasion"; (Edd.), ib. 67.11 (A.D. 338) ποιῆσαι ἔνν [ο ]μόν τε τυπωθῆν [αι ] τὴν [το ]ῦ δικαστηρίου προκάταρξειν (l. -ιν), ";to have the preliminary proceedings of the court conducted under legal forms"; (Edd.). In Syll 922.5 (iii/B.C.) we read of a decision reached in the city of Delphi—ἐν ἀγορᾶι τελείωι σὺν ψάφοις ταῖς ἐννόμοις, and similarly OGIS 241.13 (ii/B.C.) : cf. also Michel 468.29 (mid. ii/B.C.) προγράψ [ασ ]θαι τοὺς προστάτας ἐν τοῖς ἐννόμοις χρόνο (ι)ς.


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List of Word Forms
εννομος έννομος ἔννομος εννομω εννόμω ἐννόμῳ εννοσσεύουσα εννοσσεύσουσι ennomo ennomō ennómoi ennómōi ennomos énnomos
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