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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2175 - εὐωδία
- a sweet smell, fragrance
- a fragrant or sweet smelling thing, incense, on odour or something sweet smelling
- an odour of acquiescence, satisfaction
- a sweet odour, spoken of the smell of sacrifices and obligations, agreeably to the ancient notion that God smells and is pleased with the odour of sacrifices
- metaph. a thing well pleasing to God
Ion. -ιη, ἡ, sweet smell, Hdt. 4.75, X. Smp. 2.3, etc.; esp. of sacrifices, ὀσμὴ -ίας LXX Genesis 8:21 : metaph. in Ephesians 5:2 : in pl., Pl. Ti. 65a: in pl., also, fragrant substances, D.S. 1.84.
εὐωδία , -ας , ἡ
(<εὐώδης , fragrant; <ὄζω ),
[in LXX for H5207, Genesis 8:21, al. (ὀσμὴ εὐωδίας ); Sirach 20:9; Sirach 24:15, al.;]
fragrance: metaph., Χριστοῦ εὐ ,., 2 Corinthians 2:15; ὀσμὴ εὐωδίας (a metaphor of sacrifice, most freq. in Pent. and Ez.), Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 4:18.†
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For the adj. cf. P Amh II. 133.7 (early ii/A.D.) ἠγορά [κ ]αμέν σοι εὐώδη κεράμια ἑκατόν, ";I have bought for you a hundred sweet-smelling jars"; (Edd.), P Oxy IX. 1211.4 (ii/A.D.) οἴνου εὐώδη κεράμ (ια) β ̄, P Leid Wi. 15 (ii/iii A.D.) στύραξ, ἐστὶν γὰρ βαρὶς (l. βαρὺς) καὶ εὐώδης. Nestle contributes two interesting notes on the NT use of the subst. in ZNTW iv. p. 272, vii. p. 95 f.
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