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Strong's #4950 - σύρτις
- Syrtis, the name of two places in the African or Libyan Sea between Carthage and Cyrenaicia, full of shallows and sandbanks, and therefore destructive to ships; the western Syrtis, between the islands Cercina and Meninx (or the promontories of Zeitha and Brachodes), was called Syris minor, the eastern (extending from the promontories of Cephalae on the west to that of Boreum on the east) was called Syris major; this latter must be the one referred to in Acts 27:17, for upon this the ship in which Paul was sailing might easily be cast after leaving Crete
gen. εως, Ion. ιος, also ιδος D.P. 477, ἡ: (σύρω): —
the Syrtis, name of two large shallow gulfs on the coast of Libya, Hdt. 2.32, 150, etc.
II metaph., destruction, ἄλλα δ' ἄλλαν θραῦεν ς. Tim. Pers. 99, cf. Cic. Orat. 3.41.163, Hsch.
Σύρτις (Lachmann Σύρτις; cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 103; Chandler § 650), Συρτισεως, accusative Σύρτιν, ἡ (σύρω, which see (others from Arabicsert, i. e. 'desert'; others besides, see Pape, Eigennamen, under the word)), Syrtis, the name of two places in the African or Libyan Sea between Carthage and Cyrenaica, full of shallows and sandbanks, and therefore destructive to ships; the western Syrtis, between the islands Cercina and Meninx (or the promontories of Zeitha and Brachodes), was called Syrtis minor, the eastern (extending from the promontory of Cephalae on the Winers Grammar, to that of Boreum on the E.) was called Syrtis major (sinus Psyllicus); this latter must be the one referred to in Acts 27:17, for upon this the ship in which Paul was sailing might easily be cast after leaving Crete. (Cf. B. D. under the word
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(L, σῦρτις ), -εως , acc -ιν , ἡ ,
Syrtis, the name of two large sand-banks on the Libyan coast: Acts 27:17.†
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";fulfilment,"; ";completion"; (Luke 1:45, Hebrews 7:11) : P Oxy II. 286.26 (A.D. 82) πρὸς δὲ τὴν τοῦ χρηματισμοῦ τελείωσιν διαπέσταλμαι Ἡρακλείδην Ἡρακλείδου, ";I have dispatched as my agent Heraclides, son of Heraclides, to conclude the transaction"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 115.5 (A.D. 156) εἰς τὸ τὰ τῆς [ἐνεχυρ ]α ̣σίας ἐπιτελεσθῆν ̣[αι πρὸς τελεί ]ωσιν τῶν [νομί ]μων. Cf. further BGU IV. 1168.3 (B.C. 10) π ̣ρ ̣ο ̣, ς ̣ [τε ]λείωσ (ιν) τῆσδ ̣[ε τῆς ] συγχωρή (σεως), P Flor I. 56.7 (A.D. 234) πρὸς τ [ὴ ]ν τοῦ χρηματ [ισμοῦ ] τελείωσι [ν, and Test. xii. patr. Reub. vi. 8 μέχρι τελειώσεως χρόνων, ";until the consummation of the time."; Also Epicurus II. 89 ἕως τελειώσεως καὶ διαμονῆς, ";until the period of completion and stability"; (Bailey).
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