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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3807 - παιδαγωγός
- a tutor i.e. a guardian and guide of boys. Among the Greeks and the Romans the name was applied to trustworthy slaves who were charged with the duty of supervising the life and morals of boys belonging to the better class. The boys were not allowed so much as to step out of the house without them before arriving at the age of manhood.
= παιδὸς ἀγωγός,
slave who went with a boy from home to school and back again, Hdt. 8.75, E. Ion 725, El. 287, Antipho 3.3.7, Lys. 32.28, Pl. Ly. 208c: coupled with τίτθη, τροφός, Id. R. 373c; with ἡγεμών, ib. 467d; with διδάσκαλος, X. Lac. 3.1; of Phoenix, as the π. of Achilles, Pl. R. 390e, etc.; Fabius is called the π. of Hannibal, because he always followed him about, Plu. Fab. 5: metaph., ὁ νόμος π. εἰς Χριστόν has guided us until attainment of faith in Christ, Galatians 3:24 : generally, leader, δημοκρατίας, τυραννίδος, Plu. Arat. 48, Galb. 17.
* παιδαγωγός , -o ῦ , ὁ
(< παῖς , ἄγω ),
a guide, guardian, trainer of boys, a tutor (disting. from διδάσκαλος , Xen., Lac., 3, 1), usually a trusty slave: opp. to πατήρ , 1 Corinthians 4:15; fig., of the Law, Papyri εἰς Χριστόν , Galatians 3:24-25.†
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";a watching for"; (Luke 17:20), like its verb, is claimed by Hobart p.153 as a medical term. MGr παρατήρησι, ";observation,"; ";watchfulness.";
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