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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #27 - ἀγαπητός
ἀγαπ-ητός, ή, όν, Dor. ἀγαπ-ᾱτός, ά, όν,
1. that wherewith one must be content (cf ἀγαπάω 111), hence of only children, μοῦνος ἐὼν ἀ. Od. 2.365; Ἑκτορίδην ἀ. Il. 6.401, cf. Od. 4.817, Sapph. 85, Ar. Th. 761, Pl. Alc. 1.131e; Νικήρατος.. ὁ τοῦ Νικίου ἀ. παῖς D. 21.165, cf. Arist. Pol. 1262b23, EE 1233b2; αὕτη μονογενὴς αὐτῷ ἀγαπητή LXX Judges 11:34, cf. Tobit 3:10, Mark 12:6 (but cf. also 11.2), etc.; ἀγαπητός· μονογενής, Hsch.: — so of things, Arist. Rh. 1365b16; δαπίδιον ἓν ἀ. Hipparch.Com. 1; προβάτιον Men. 319.3.
2. to be acquiesced in (as the least in a choice of evils), And. 3.22, J. BJ 5.10.3: — hence, ἀγαπητόν [ἐστι ] one must be content, εἰ.., ἐάν.. Pl. Prt. 328b, X. Oec. 8.16, D. 18.220, Arist. Metaph. 1076a15, etc.; c. inf., EN 1171a20.
1. of things, desirable, ἤθη X. Mem. 3.10.5; βίος Pl. Phlb. 61e (Sup.).
2. of persons, beloved, ἀδελφὲ ἀγαπητέ LXX Tobit 3:10 : in letters, as a term of address, Romans 12:19, cf. PGrenf. 2.73, etc.
III Adv. -τῶς
1. gladly, contentedly, Pl. Lg. 735d, D. 19.219, etc.
2. just enough to content one, barely, scarcely, Pl. Ly. 218c; ἀ σωθῆναι Lys. 6.45, cf. Diph. 89.2, etc.
ἀγαπητός , -ή , -όν
(< ἀγαπάω ),
beloved (v. M, Pr., 221);
(a) by God: of Christ, Matthew 3:17; of men, Romans 1:7;
(b) by Christians, of one another: 1 Corinthians 4:14; freq. as form of address, 1 Corinthians 10:14; opp. to ἐχθρός , Romans 11:28 (v. AR, Eph., 229; Cremer, 17; MM, VGT, s.v.).
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For the use of this characteristic NT designation in the Christian papyri, see for example the address of the much-discussed letter of Psenosiris P Grenf II. 73 (late iii/A.D.) ( = Selections, p. 117), Ἀπόλλωνι πρεσβυτέρῳ ἀγαπητῷ ἀδελφῷ ἐν Κ (υρί)ῳ χαίρειν. So P Lond 417.1 (c. A.D. 346) ( = II. p. 299, Selections, p. 123), P Heid 6.7 (iv/A.D.) ( = Selections, p. 125) al. The word is also found in a horoscope of A.D. 20–50 addressed to a certain Tryphon—P Oxy II. 235.2, Τρύφων ἀ ̣γ ̣α ̣π ̣ε ̣τέ : he may of course have been a Jew—see on the fem. Τρύφαινα below.
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