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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2940 - κυβεία
- dice playing
- metaph. the deception of men, because dice players sometimes cheated and defrauded their fellow players
dice-playing, Pl. Phdr. 274d, X Mem. 1.3.2, Aen.Tact. 5.2, Men. 481.10 (pl.), etc.: metaph., ἐν τῇ κ. τῶν ἀνθρώπων by the trickery of men, Ephesians 4:14.
(Mt. -εία , and so Rec.), -ας , ἡ
(< κύβος , a cube, a die),
dice-playing; metaph., trickery, sleight: Ephesians 4:14.†
Κυβεία , see κυβία .
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The corresponding verb is used in its literal sense of playing with dice or gaming in the magic P Lond 121.424 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 98) ποίησόν μοι κυβεύοντα νικῆσαι. For the derived meaning ";cheat"; see Epict. ii. 19. 28, iii. 21. 22. The subst. κυβευτής is found in Vett. Val. p. 202.6 πλαστογράφοι ἅρπαγες θυρεπανοῖκται κυβευταί.
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