Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2253 - ἡμιθανής
- half dead
half-dead, Str. 2.3.4, LXX 4 Maccabees 4:11, Luke 10:30, AP 11.392 (Lucill.), PAmh. 2.141.13 (iv A.D.).
**† ἡμιθανής , -ές
(< ἥμι , half + θνήσκω ),
[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 4:11 *;]
half-dead: Luke 10:30.†
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A good parallel to the use of this rare word (for class. ἡμιθνής) in Luke 10:30 is afforded by P Amh II. 141.13 (A.D. 350) where a woman lodges a complaint regarding an assault committed on her by her brother and his wife—πληγαῖς ἱκαναῖς με κατέκτ ̣ι [να ]ν. . . . ἡμιθανῆ καταστήσαντες, ";they nearly killed me by numbers of blows and left me half dead"; (Edd.). Cf. JBL xlv. p. 200.
[Supplemental from 1930 edition]
ἡμιθανής. Add JBL xlv. (1926), p. 200.
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