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Strong's #1851 - ἐξοχή

from a compound of (G1537) and (G2192) (meaning to stand out)
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Noun Feminine
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  1. any prominence or projection, as a peak or summit of a mountain
    1. in medical writing a proturbance, swelling, wart, etc.
  2. metaph. eminence, excellence, superiority
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Strong #: 8127 ‑ שֵׁן (shane');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐξοχ-ή, ἡ, (ἐξέχω)

I prominence, ἐ. κεράτων elevated nature, Arist. PA 663a8; πέτρας LXX Job 39:28; ζῴων ἐξοχαί embossed figures on shields, D.S. 5.30; εἰσοχαὶ καὶ ἐ. S.E. P. 1.120, cf. Simp. in Cael. 409.13; wart, Dsc. 2.104; ἐ. ἀκανθώδεις Id. 3.16; also, = cross ἐξοχάδες, ib.80; extremities of animals, J. AJ 3.10.3.

II metaph., pre-eminence, . in nullo est, Cic. Att. 4.15.7; ἀπεργάσασθαι τὴν ἐ. Longin. 10.3; δι' ἐξοχὴν μορφῆς Hierocl.p.55 A.; κατ' ἐξοχήν par excellence, Str. 1.2.10, Ph. 1.65, A.D. Synt. 26.15, OGI 764.52 (ii B.C.), etc.; οἱ κατ' ἐξοχὴν τῆς πόλεως leading men, Acts 25:23.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐξοχή, ἐξοχης, (from ἐξέχω to stand out, be prominent; cf. ὑπεροχή);

1. properly, in Greek writings any prominence or projection, as the peak or summit of a mountain (ἐπ' ἐξοχή πέτρας, Job 39:28 the Sept.); in medical writings a protuberance, swelling, wart, etc.

2. metaphorically, eminence, excellence, superiority (Cicero, ad Att. 4, 15, 7 ἐξοχή in nullo est, pecunia omnium dignitatem exaequat); ἄνδρες οἱ κατ' ἐξοχήν ὄντες τῆς πόλεως, the prominent men of the city, Acts 25:23.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξοχή , -ῆς , ,

(< ἐξέχω , to stand out),

[in LXX for H8127, Job 39:28 *;]

1. a projection ( . πέτρας , Job 39:28).

2. Metaph., eminence, excellence: οἱ κατ᾿ ἐ ., the chief men, Acts 25:23.†

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

For the metaph. phrase κατ ἐξοχήν (Acts 25:23) see Syll 373.16 (i/A.D.) ἐπιτελέσαι τῷ κατ᾽ ἐξοχὴν παῤ ἡμεῖν τειμωμένῳ θεῷ Διὶ Καπετωλίῳ, OGIS 764.52 (ii/B.C.) ἔπαθλα κατ᾽ ἐξοχὴν καλά : cf. Vett. Val. p. 17.23 καθόλου ἐξοχὰς ἐχόντων περὶ ἐπιστήμην, and the use of the word in our slang sense of ";a lead"; in Cic. Att. iv. 15. 6. A corresponding use of the adj. is found in Vett. Val. p. 16.1 ἐν παντὶ δὲ τὸ ἔξοχον μάλιστα προδώσουσιν ἐν τῷ παιδευτικῷ : cf. OGIS 640.16 (iii/A.D.) τοῦ ἐξοχωτάτου ἐπάρχου and P Oxy XII. 1469.1 (A.D. 298) Αἰμιλίῳ. . . διαδεχο (μένῳ) τὰ μέρη τῶν ἐξοχωτάτων ἐπάρχων, where the editors note that ἐξοχώτατος (eminentissimus) occurs frequently in inscrr. with reference to prefects of the Praetorian Guard or of Syria, but is very rare in Egypt. See also the fragmentary dinner-menu P Giss I. 93.3 καυλίων ἔξο ̣χ ̣α ̣ ε ̣[. . ..] λοπὰς ἰχθύος μ [. . .. For the verb in the mid. = ";cling to,"; like προσέχομαι, cf. P Oxy VII. 1027.6 (i/A.D.) ἐξ οὗ καὶ ἐξεχομένου μου τῆς τῶ [ν ] ἠνεχυρασμένων προσβολῆς, ";when I therefore pursued my right of entry upon the transferred property"; (Edd.). In MGr ἐξοχή has developed a new meaning ";country.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εξοχή εξοχην εξοχήν ἐξοχὴν εξύβριζεν εξύβρισας exochen exochēn exochḕn
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