Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #334 - ἀνάθημα
- a gift consecrated and laid up in a temple
- an offering resulting from a vow
ἀνάθημα, ατος, τό, (ἀνατίθημι)
1. that which is set up: hence, like ἄγαλμα, votive offering set up in a temple, Hdt. 1.14, 92, S. Ant. 286, etc.; ἀ. ἐκ λειτουργιῶν Lys. 26.4.
2. used by Hom. only in first sense of ἄγαλμα, delight, ornament, μολπή τ' ὀρχηστύς τε· τὰ γάρ τ' ἀναθήματα δαιτός Od. 1.152, cf. 21.430, IG 14.1390; τοῖς τεκοῦσιν ἀνάθημα βιότου, of children, E. Fr. 518, cf. Pl. Hp.Mi. 364b; to help deserving poverty is βασιλικοῦ πλούτου ἀ. καὶ κατασκεύασμα λαμπρότατον D.H. 19.14.
3. of a slave in a temple, ἀ. πόλεως devoted to this service by the city, E. Ion 310. — Cf. ἀνάθεμα.
** ἀνάθημα , -τος , τό
(cf. ἀνάθημα , and v. MM, VGT, s.v.),
a gift set up in a temple, a votive offering: Luke 21:5 (LT, -θεμα ).†
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See Index to Syll III. p. 206, which shows how the old form and the later ἀνάθεμα (like ἀνάδημα and ἀνάδεμα, etc.) lived on side by side. In his index to OGIS Dittenberger is content with ";ἀνάθημα, ἀναθήματα passim."; That the alternative lived on in Semitic districts as well as in Greece itself, in the same sense, is well shown in a trilingual inscr.—Latin, Greek and Punic—in G. A. Cooke’s North Semitic Inscriptions, p. 109 (ii/B.C.), Ἀσκληπιῷ Μηρρὴ ἀνάθεμα βωμὸν ἔστησε Κλέων. This answers to donum dedit in the Latin, נדר in the Punic.
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