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Strong's #4186 - πολύτιμος

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  1. very valuable, of great price
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πολῠτῑμ-ος, ον,

( τιμή )

much-revered, θεοί Men. 109.1 .

II highly priced, μουσοεργός Hp. Nat.Puer. 13; very costly, AP 5.35.5 ( Rufin. ), Babr. 57.9 . Adv. -μως Plb. 14.2.3 (nisi leg. -τελῶς ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πολύτιμος, πολύτιμον (πολύς, τιμή), very valuable, of great price: Matthew 13:46; Matthew 26:7 L T Tr marginal reading; John 12:3; comparitive πολυτιμότερον, 1 Peter 1:7, where Rec. πολύ τιμιώτερον. (Plutarch, Pomp. 5; Herodian, 1, 17, 5 (3 edition, Bekker); Anthol., others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* πολύτιμος , -ον (< πολύς , τιμή ),

1. much revered (Menand.).

2. very costly, very precious: Matthew 13:46; Matthew 26:7 (βαρύτιμος , WH), John 12:3; comparat., 1 Peter 1:7.†

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

The derived meaning ";purpose,"; ";plan,"; as in Acts 11:23, Ephesians 1:11, 2 Timothy 3:10 al., may be illustrated by P Tebt I. 27.81 (B.C. 113) ἔκαστα χωρῆσαι κατὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν πρόθεσιν, ";that everything should proceed according to the method prescribed by us"; (Edd.), Syll 929 (=.3 685).35 (B.C. 139) τῆς δὲ προθέσεως ἡμῶν μὴ τελειουμένης. In P Amh II. 148.12 (A.D. 487) we have ἑτέραν μοι ἐνδοῦναι πρόθε [σ ]ιν, ";to grant me a further period"; (Edd.), for the repayment of a loan. We may also note Arist. Rhet. xiii. 3. 3 where πρόθεσις and πίστις refer to the ";statement of the case"; and the ";proof"; respectively.

For a suggestion that the LXX phrase οἱ ἄρτοι τῆς προθέσεως, found in Mark 2:26 al. (cf. Hebrews 9:2 ἡ πρόθεσις τῶν ἄρτων), and indicating that the loaves were placed before God, may have been due to the reminiscence of a ceremonial custom of the time, see Deissmann BS p. 157.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
πολυτιμον πολύτιμον πολυτιμοτερον πολυτιμότερον πολυτιμου πολυτίμου πολύτοκα polutimon polutimoteron polutimou polytimon polýtimon polytimoteron polytimóteron polytimou polytímou
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