Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3972 - Παῦλος
Paul or Paulus = "small or little"
- Paul was the most famous of the apostles and wrote a good part of the NT, the 14 Pauline epistles
- Paulus was a deputy or pro-consul of Cyprus and is said to be a prudent man, in the management of affairs, as a governor
Παῦλος , -ου , ὁ
1. Sergius Pastlus: Acts 13:7.
2. the Apostle Paul (cf. Σαῦλος ) : Acts 13:9, and freq. throughout Ac., Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1, al., 2 Peter 3:15.
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P Iand 13.25 (iv/A.D.) χαρίζων μοι πετόμενος ἔρχαι ̣ο ̣, ";for my sake fly and come to me."; The editor compares Cic. ad Att. ii. 24. 5 te rogo, ut plane ad nos advoles. For the literal use of the word we may cite an Ephesian inscr. from the beginning of v/B.C., relating to augury—Syll 801 (= .3 1167).1 ff. ἐγ μὲν τῆς δεξιῆς ἐς τὴν ἀριστερὴν πετόμεν ]ος, ἢμ μὲν ἀποκρύψε [ι, δε ]ξιός, ";in flying from right to lelt, if a bird conceal its wing, it is of good omen.";
For the varied forms which this verb exhibits in Rev, the only book of the NT in which it is found, see Blass-Debrunner p. 60, where they are referred to an undefined pres. stem πετ — : cf. Helbing Gr. p. 83. See also the letter from a slave to her absent master, P Giss I. 17.11 (time of Hadrian) (= Chrest. I. P. 566) ὤφελον εἰ ἐδυνάμεθα πέτασθαι καὶ ἐλθεῖν καὶ προσκυνῆσαί σε, ";would that I could fly and come and do obeisance to you!"; where πέτασθαι may be pres. inf. from πέταμαι (late prose form), or possibly = πτάσθαι, 1 aor. of πέτομαι. MGr πετειοῦμαι, πετῶ.
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