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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2931 - κρυφῆ
secretly, in secret, S. Ant. 85, 291, 1254, X. Smp. 5.8, etc.: — Dor. κρῠφᾷ (q.v.); also ἐν κρυφῇ LXX Ev Judges 4:21, LXX Judges 9:31.
(prop. -ῆ , Rec.; later spelling is due to assimilation to dat.; cf. εἰκῆ ),
[in LXX chiefly for H5641;]
secretly, in secret: Ephesians 5:12.†
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κρυφῇ or κρυφῆ (Moulton Gr. ii. p. 84) ";secretly,"; as in Ephesians 5:12, is found in a iii/B.C. ostrakon-letter published in Archiv vi. p. 220, No. 8.3 ἀπόστειλον τοῖς ὑπογεγραμμένοις τὰς πεταλίας κρυφῆι καὶ μηθεὶς αἰσθανέσθω. The form κρυβῆ (cf. 2 Kings 12:12) occurs in a declaration by an egg-seller that he will sell only in the open market—P Oxy I. 83.14 (A.D. 327) ὁμολογῶ. . . μὴ ἐξῖναί μοι εἰς τὸ ὑπιὸν κρυβῆ ἢ καὶ ἐν τῇ ἡμετέρᾳ οἰκίᾳ πωλῖν, ";I acknowledge that it shall not be lawful for me in the future to sell secretly or in my house"; (Edd.). MGr κρυφά, ";secretly,"; κρυφὰ ἀπό, ";without the knowledge of.";
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