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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #195 - ἀκρίβεια
- exactness, exactest care: in accordance with the strictness of the Mosaic law
1. exactness, precision, Hp. VM 12, Th. 1.22, etc.; τῶν πραχθέντων Antipho 4.3.1, cf. Lys. 17.6: — freq. with Preps. in adv. sense, δι' ἀκριβείας with minuteness or precision, Pl. Tht. 184c, Ti. 23d, etc.; διὰ πάσης ἀ. Lg. 876c; εἰς τὴν ἀ. φιλοσοφεῖν Grg. 487c; εἰς ἀ. Arist. Pol. 1331a2; πρὸς τὴν ἀ. Pl. Lg. 769d, cf. Arist. Resp. 478b1: — ἡ ἀ. τοῦ ναυτικοῦ its efficiency, rigid discipline, Th. 7.13; ἀ. νόμων strictness, severity, Isoc. 7.40; περὶ τὸ διάφορον strictness in money matters Plb. 31 27.11: pl., niceties, Pl. R. 504e, Isaiah 7:16.
2. parsimony, frugality, Plu. Per. 16; ὕδωρ δι' ἀκριβείας ἐστί τινι is scarce, Pl. Lg. 844b.
ἀκρίβεια , -ας , ἡ
(< ἀκριβής ),
[in LXX: Da LXX TH Daniel 7:16 (H3330), Wisdom of Solomon 12:21, Sirach 16:25; Sirach 42:4*;]
exactness, precision (for exx., v. MM, VGT, s.v.): Acts 22:3.†
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P Par 63ii. 45 (ii/B.C.) μετὰ πάσης ἀκριβείας, τὴν ἐκτ [ε ]νε [σ ]τάτην [ποι ]ήσασθαι πρόνοιαν combines some characteristic Lucan and Pauline words. P Lond 121841 (iii/A.D.) ( = I. p. 111), has ἐπ᾽ ἀκριβίας, an adverbial phrase like ἐπ᾽ ἀληθείας. A rather literary document, an advocate’s speech for prosecution—suspected by the editors of being a rhetorical exercise—contains the sentence ἄμεινον δ᾽ αὗται καὶ σαφέστερον τὴν περὶ τοῦτο ἀκρείβειαν καὶ τὴν ἐπιμέλειαν Μαξίμ [ο ]υ δηλώσουσιν (P Oxy III. 47111 ff., ii/A.D.), which the editors translate, ";These letters will still better and more clearly exhibit Maximus’ exactness and care in this matter."; Near the end of the petition of Dionysia (P Oxy II. 237viii. 39, A.D. 186) we have μετὰ πάσης ἀκρειβείας φυλασσέσθωσαν (sc. αἱ ἀπογραφαί); and in P Petr III. 36 (a) verso 26 f. a prisoner complains to the Epimeletes that it was on account of the ";punctiliousness"; of his predecessor in office that he had been confined—[ἀ ]κ ̣ρ ̣ι ̣βείας ἕνεκεν ἀπήχθην. The verb ἀκριβεύειν, ";to get exact instructions,"; appears in P Amh II. 1547 (vi/vii A.D.) ἐὰν μὴ ἀκριβεύσωμαι ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν περὶ ἑκάστου πράγματος : Crönert’s earliest citation for this verb is ";Barnabas"; 2.10. It may be formed by association with ἀκρίβεια, by the influence of the close relation of -εια and -εύω.
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