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Strong's #4230 - πραγματεία

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  1. prosecution of any affair
    1. business, occupation
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. πρηγμᾰτίη, poet. πραγμᾰτίη Man. 1.38: ἡ: —

prosecution of business, diligent study, Isoc. 1.44, 5.7, Pl. Cra. 408a, al.; πόνων πολλῶν καὶ πραγματείας εἶναι D. 8.48; πλείονος εἶναι πρηγματίης Hp. VM 7; ἡ μάταιος π. [λογισμῶν ] this idle attention to argumentations, X. Mem. 4.7.8; μετὰ πολλῆς π. with a great deal of trouble, PCair.Zen. 19.4 (iii B. C.) .

II occupation, business, ἡ π. αὐτῆς (sc. τῆς ῥητορικῆς ) ἅπασα . . εἰς τοῦτο τελευτᾷ Pl. Grg. 453a; ἡ τοῦ διαλέγεσθαι π. the business of dialectic, Id. Tht. 161e; τοῦ πολιτικοῦ . . πᾶσα ἡ π. περὶ πόλιν [ἐστί ] Arist Pol. 1274b37, cf. EN 1105a11; ἡ δημηγορικὴ π. the business of oratory, Id. Rh. 1354b24; ἀπὸ τῆς ἀναισχύντου π. ἀποστῆναι Aeschin. 3.242; πραγματεῖαι official duties, opp. ἀρχαί, ib.13, cf. PTeb. 5.143, al. (ii B. C.); esp. law-business, lawsuit, Isoc. 2.18, al.; ἡ περὶ τὰ δικαστήρια π. Id. 15.31: pl., affairs in general, κάτω βλέπειν εἰς ἀνθρώπων πραγματείας Pl. R. 500c; μεθισταμένων πραγματειῶν Antipho 2.4.9 (nisi leg. πραγμάτων ); troubles, D. 61.37, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.28U.; πρὸς ἔθνη τὴν π. ἔχειν to have dealings with . ., Str. 9.2.2 . pl., works, of the buildings of Solomon, LXX 3 Ki. 9.1 .

III treatment of a subject, εἰδέων Archyt. 4; ἡ τοῦ ἐπιπέδου π., as a definition of plane geometry, Pl. R. 528d; ἡ Πλάτωνος π. Plato's system, Arist. Metaph. 987a30, cf. 986a8, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.3U., Phld. D. 1.17; manner of dealing with, ἡ περὶ τοὺς μάρτυρας π. Arist. Rh. 1376b4 .

2. philosophical argument or treatise, Id. Top. 100a18, 101a26; τοῦ εἰδέναι χάριν ἡ π. Id. Ph. 194b18; ἡ παροῦσα π. οὐ θεωρίας ἕνεκα Id. EN 1103b26; the subject of such a treatise, τρεῖς αἱ π. Id. Ph. 198a30, cf. SE 183b4; ἡ περὶ τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἐκδοθεῖσα π. Str. 1.2.2, etc.

3. systematic or scientific historical treatise, Plb. 1.1.4, 1.3.1, D.S. 1.1, D.H. 1.74, Luc. Hist.Conscr. 13; Τρωϊκὴ π. the legends of the Trojan war, Arg. S. Aj.; π. συνέταξεν ἐν δράματι τῶν Δαρδάνου πράξεων τὰς μνημοσύνας BMus.Inscr. 3.444.18 ( Iasus ).

4. magical operation, spell, ἡ Σολομῶνος π. PMag.Par. 1.853, cf.776.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πραγματεία (T WH πραγματια; see Iota), πραγματείας, (πραγματεύομαι), prosecution of any affair; business, occupation: plural with the addition of τοῦ βίου, pursuits and occupations pertaining to civil life, opposed to warfare (A. V. the affairs of this life), 2 Timothy 2:4 (In the same and other senses in Greek writings from (Hippocrates), Xenophon, Plato down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(Rec. -εία , as in cl.), -ας ,

(< πραγματεύομαι ),

[in LXX for H2827, etc.;]

1. careful application, hard work.

2. business, occupation: pl., 2 Timothy 2:4.†

πραγματεία , see πραγματία .

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

We chronicle this verb from Acts 27:7, where Ramsay render ";a the wind did not permit our straight course onward ,"; if only for the sake of drawing attention to the fact that it is one of the few words left in the NT of which Grimm’s dictum holds good, ";Not found elsewhere.";


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List of Word Forms
πραγματεία πραγματείαι πραγματείαις πραγματείαν πραγματιαις πραγματίαις pragmateiais pragmateíais
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