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Strong's #258 - ἀλώπηξ

of uncertain derivation
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Noun Feminine
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  1. a fox
  2. metaph. a sly or crafty man
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Strong #: 7776 ‑ שֻׁעָל (shoo‑awl', shoo‑awl');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀλώπηξ [], εκος

(also ἀλώπηκος Anan. 5), ἡ; dat. pl., ἀλώπεξι LXX 1 Kings 21:10, ἀλωπήκεσσι Opp. C. 1.433:

I fox, Canis vulpes (smaller Egyptian species Arist. HA 606a24, C. niloticus), Archil. 86.2, 89.5, Semon. 7.7, Hdt. 2.67, etc.: of sly persons, ἀλώπεκος ἴχνεσι βαίνειν Sol. 11.5; μῆτιν ἀ. a very fox for craft, Pi. I. 4(3).65: prov., τὴν.. Ἀρχιλόχου ἀλώπεκα ἑλκτέον ἐξόπισθεν we must trail Archilochus' foxskin behind, i.e. deceive by false appearances, Pl. R. 365c; πολλῆς αὐτῆς τῆς ἀ. ἐπιχέαντες Eun. Hist. p.249D.; ἡ ἀ. τὸν βοῦν ἐλαύνει 'sleight masters might', Diogenian. 2.73; πεινῶσαν ἀ. ὕπνος ἐπέρχεται 'qui dort dine', Id. 7.91; ἡ κέρκος τῇ ἀλώπεκι μαρτυρεῖ 'ex pede Herculem', Id. 5.15; ἀλλ' οὐκ αὖθις ἀ. (sc. πάγαις ἁλώσεται) 'a burnt child dreads the fire', Id. 2.15.

II a large bat, Sciurus or Pteromys volans, Arist. HA 490a7.

III = cross ἀλωπεκίας 11, ib. 566a31. in pl., muscles of the loins, psoas-muscles, Clearch. 92, Ruf. Onom. 189. = cross ἀλωπεκία 1, mange, Herod. 7.72, Call. Dian. 79: in pl., bald patches, Hp. Aff. 35. kind of dance, dub. in S. Fr. 419 (prob. in sense v), cf. Hsch.s.v. cross ὄρχησις.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀλώπηξ, (εκος, , a fox: Matthew 8:20; Luke 9:58. Metaphorically, a sly and crafty man: Luke 13:32; (in the same sense often in the Greek writings, as Solon in Plutarch, Sol. 30, 2; Pindar Pythagoras 2, 141; Plutarch, Sulla 28, 5).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀλώπηξ , -εκος , ,

[in LXX for H7776;]

a fox: Matthew 8:20, Luke 9:58; metaph., of Herod, Luke 13:32.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
αλώπεκας αλωπεκες αλώπεκες ἀλώπεκες αλωπεκι αλώπεκι ἀλώπεκι αλωπέκων αλώπηξ alopekes alōpekes alṓpekes alopeki alōpeki alṓpeki
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