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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4658 - Σκύθης
Scythian = "rude or rough"
- a Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia or modern day Russia
- by the more civilised nations of antiquity the Scythians were regarded as the wildest of barbarians
Σκύθ-ης, ου, ὁ:
voc. Σκύθᾰ Thgn. 829, Ar. Th. 1112, etc.: —
Scythian, first in Hes. Fr. 55: prov., Σκυθῶν ἐρημία, of a desert, Ar. Ach. 704: metaph., rude, rough person, ἐν λόγοις Σ . Plu. 2.847f, cf. Men. 533.13 .
2. Adj. Scythian, Σ. ἐς οἷμον A. Proverbs 2:1-22; Σ. ὅμιλος ib. 417 (lyr.); σίδηρος Id. Th. 818 (cf. Χάλυψ ) ; κύανος Thphr. Lap. 55 .
II at Athens, one of the city police, which was mainly composed of Scythian slaves, Ar. Th. 1018, 1026, Lys. 451; cf. τοξότης 111 .
2. = ἱπποτοξότης, Ael. Tact. 2.13 .
Σκύθης , -ου , ὁ ,
Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia, i.e. Russia and Siberia, a synonym with the Greeks for the wildest of barbarians: Colossians 3:11.†
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";enlist in the army,"; in NT only in 2 Timothy 2:4. To the exx. in LS8 add Jos. Bell. v. 9. 4 βοηθὸν ἐστρατολόγησε.
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