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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #263 - ἀμάραντος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of (G3133)
Parts of Speech
  1. not fading away, unfading, perennial (See 262)
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
1 Peter
NAS (2)
1 Peter
HCS (1)
1 Peter
BSB (1)
1 Peter
ESV (1)
1 Peter
WEB (1)
1 Peter
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμάραντος [ ᾰμᾰ], ον, (μαραίνω)

I unfading, λειμών Luc. Dom. 9: metaph., σοφία LXX Wi. 6.12; κληρονομία 1 Peter 1:4, cf. CIG 2942c (Tralles); πνεῦμα prob. in IPE 2.286 (Panticapaeum): neut. pl. as Adv., Philostr. Im. 1.9.

II Subst. ἀμάραντον, τό (but in Lat. amarantus), never-fading flower, IG 14.607e (Carales), Poll. 1.229; = ἑλίχρυσον, Dsc. 4.57; = κενταύρειον μικρόν, Ps.- Dsc. 3.7; = χρυσοκόμη. Id. 4.55.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀμάραντος , -ον

(< μαραίνομαι ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 6:12 (σοφία )*;]

unfading (whence ὁ ἀ ., the amaranth, an unfading flower): 1 Peter 1:4 (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.).†

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

With the use of this adjective in 1 Peter 1:4 κληρονομίαν . . . ἀμάραντον may be compared a passage in the Apocalypse of Peter 5, καὶ ὁ κύριος ἔδειξέ μοι . . . τὴν γῆν αὐτὴν ἀνθοῦσαν ἀμαράντοις ἂνθεσι . See also a poem engraved on a sepulchral monument erected by Euergetes II. (B.C. 145–16), in honour of his wife Aphrodisia, where the following words occur, μένοιτ᾽ ἐπὶ γῆς ἀμάραντοι , ὅσσον ἐγὼ ναίωι δώματα Φερσεφόνης (Archiv i. 220). Wisdom of Solomon 6:12 reinforces this rare Petrine word (cf. ἀμαράντινος Wisdom of Solomon 5:4) : for its outside record see Thayer, who quotes CIG II. 2942 (c).4, a iii/iv A.D. inscription on a gladiator’s tomb, ending ἔσχ [α ] τέ [λος ] βιότον χερσὶν φονίαις ἀμάραντο [ν ]. It is a proper name in P Ryl II. 16630 (A.D. 26) Γάιος Ἰούλιος Ἀμαρ [ ]ντου .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αμαραντον αμάραντον ἀμάραντον amaranton amáranton
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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