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Strong's #3850 - παραβολή

Transliteration
parabolḗ
Phonetics
par-ab-ol-ay'
Origin
from (G3846)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
5:744,773
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
  2. metaph.
    1. a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude
    2. an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
    3. a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom are figuratively portrayed
    4. a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
  3. a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force
    1. an aphorism, a maxim
  4. a proverb
  5. an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4911 ‑ מָשַׁל (maw‑shal');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (50)
Matthew
17
Mark
13
Luke
18
Hebrews
2
HCS ( 0 )
HCS (50)
Matthew
17
Mark
13
Luke
18
Hebrews
2
BSB (50)
Matthew
17
Mark
13
Luke
18
Hebrews
2
ESV (35)
Matthew
8
Mark
11
Luke
15
Hebrews
1
WEB (49)
Matthew
16
Mark
13
Luke
18
Hebrews
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παραβολ-ή, ἡ,

juxtaposition, comparison, τῶν βίων Pl. Phlb. 33b; π. καὶ σύγκρισις Plb. 1.2.2; ἐν παραβολῇ by juxtaposition, Arist. Top. 104a28, cf. 157a14; ἐκ παραβολῆς Id. Rh. 1420a4.

2. comparison, illustration, analogy, τὴν π. ἀπρεπῆ πεποιῆσθαι Isoc. 12.227; π. δὲ τὰ Σωκρατικά (distd. from λόγος, apologue) Arist. Rh. 1393b3; ἐκ τῶν θηρίων ποιεῖσθαι τὴν π. Id. Pol. 1264b4.

3. NT, parable, Mark 12:1, al.; type, Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 11:19.

4. by-word, proverb, LXX Ezekiel 18:2, Luke 4:23; in bad sense, εἰς π. ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι LXX Psalms 44:14(43).14, cf. Wi. 5.3.

5. objection to an argument, Phld. Rh. 1.5 S.

II moving side by side, ἐκ παραβολῆς [νεῶν] μάχεσθαι to fight a sea-fight broadside to broadside, Plb. 15.2.13, cf. D.S. 14.60.

III sidelong direction, obliquity, διὰ πολλῶν ἑλιγμῶν καὶ π. Plu. Arat. 22. venture, D.S. 27.17, v.l. in Th. 1.131. Astron., conjunction, παραβολαὶ ἀλλήλων Pl. Ti. 40c, cf. Procl. in Ti. 3.146 D., Plot. 3.1.5, Iamb. Myst. 9.4: also f.l. for περιβολή, τοῦ ἡλίου Max.Tyr. 17.9. Math., division, opp. multiplication, Dioph. 4.22; quotient, ib. 10: hence, section produced by division of a line, Nicom. Ar. 2.27. Geom., application, π. τῶν χωρίων Pythag. ap. Procl. in Euc. p.419 F.; τὰ ἐκ τῆς π. γενηθέντα σημεῖα, of the foci of an ellipse or hyperbola, points found by application of an area to the axis, Apollon.Perg. Con. 3.45, cf. 48.

2. parabola, because the square on the ordinate is equal to a rectangle whose height is equal to the abscissa applied to the parameter, ib. 1.11. = παράβολον (v. παράβολος III. 1), Arist. Oec. 1348b13 (vv. ll. παράβολον, -βόλιον), OGI 41.5 (Samos, iii B. C., pl.). PPetr. 3p.232 (iii B. C., pl.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παραβολή , -ῆς ,

(< παραβάλλω ),

[in LXX (cf. McNeile, Mt., 185): Numbers 23:7, Deuteronomy 28:37, Psalms 44:14, Proverbs 1:6, Ezekiel 12:22, al. (H4911 ), Sirach 47:17 (H2420), al. mutt. in Sir, Wisdom of Solomon 5:3;]

1. a placing beside, juxtaposition (Polyb., al.).

2. a comparing, comparison (Plat., Arist., al.).

3. a comparison, illustration, analogy, figure (Arist., al.) : Matthew 24:32, Mark 3:23, Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 11:19; specif. of the pictures and narratives drawn from nature and human life which are characteristic of the synoptic teaching of our Lord, a parable: Matthew 13:3; Matthew 13:10 Mark 4:2; Mark 4:10, Luke 8:4; Luke 8:9-11, al.; c. gen. ref., Matthew 13:18; Matthew 13:36.

4 Like Heb. H4911 (1 Samuel 10:12, Proverbs 1:6, Sirach 3:29, al.), = παροιμία , a proverb or gnomic saying: Luke 4:23; Luke 5:36; Luke 6:39.

SYN.: παροιμία G3942 (v. Abbott, Essays, 82 ff.).


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

παροργισμός does not seem to occur outside Biblical Greek. In the LXX it is used as a rule with an active meaning ";provocation,"; but in its only NT occurrence, Ephesians 4:26, it points rather to a state of provocation, ";wrath"; : see Armitage Robinson Eph. ad l.

 

 

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List of Word Forms
παραβολαις παραβολαίς παραβολαῖς παραβολας παραβολάς παραβολὰς παραβολη παραβολή παραβολὴ παραβολῇ παραβολην παραβολήν παραβολὴν παραβολης παραβολής παραβολῆς παραβολών parabolais parabolaîs parabolas parabolás parabolàs parabole parabolē parabolḗ parabolḕ parabolêi parabolē̂i parabolen parabolēn parabolḗn parabolḕn paraboles parabolês parabolēs parabolē̂s
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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