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Strong's #4981 - σχολή

probably feminine of a presumed derivative of the alternate of (G2192)
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feminine noun
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  1. freedom from labour
  2. a place where there is leisure for anything, a school
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Strong #: 328 ‑ אַט (at);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σχολή, ἡ, leisure, rest, ease, Pi. N. 10.46, Hdt. 3.134, etc.; opp. ἀσχολία, Arist. Pol. 1334a15, etc.; σχολὴν ἄγειν to be at leisure, enjoy ease, keep quiet, Hdt. l.c., E. Med. 1238, Th. 5.29; ἐπί τινι for a thing, Pl. Ap. 36d; περί τι Antip.Stoic. 3.256; πρός τι Pl. Phdr. 229e, Arr. Epict. 1.27.15; τινι Luc. Cal. 15; ς. ἀγαγεῖν ἐπί τινα to give up one's time to him, Id. DDeor. 12.2, etc.; ς. ἔχειν to have leisure, E. Andr. 732, Pl. Lg. 813c, etc.; ἀμφὶ ἑαυτόν for one's own business, X. Cyr. 7.5.42; ς. ποιεῖσθαι to find leisure, πρός τι Id. Mem. 2.6.4: c. inf., Pl. Ion 530d; μὴ σχολὴν τίθει, i.e. make haste, A. Ag. 1059; ἡνίκ' ἂν σχολὴν λάβω E. IT 1432; σχολή [ἐστί] μοι I have time, οὐ σχολὴ αὐτῷ Pl. Prt. 314d; οὐκ οὔσης ς. Ar. Pl. 281; also παρούσης πολλῆς ς... πρός τι Pl. Plt. 272b: prov., οὐ ς. δούλοις Arist. Pol. 1334a21: c. inf., οὔτοι.. τῇδ' ἐμοὶ ς. πάρα τρίβειν A. Ag. 1055, etc.; εἴ τῳ καὶ λογίζεσθαι ς. S. Aj. 816; εἴ σοι ς. προϊόντι ἀκούειν Pl. Phdr. 227b; καταβαίνειν οὐ ς. Ar. Ach. 409,al.; ς. πλείων ἢ θέλω πάρεστί μοι A. Pr. 818; σχολὴ ἐδόκει γίγνεσθαι he thought he had plenty of time, Th. 5.10; ς. διδόναι, παρέχειν τινί, X. Cyr. 4.2.22, Hier. 10.5; ς. καταναλίσκειν εἴς τι Isoc. 1.18; τὴν τοῦ πράττοντος ς. περιμένειν to wait his leisure, Pl. R. 370b; σχολῆς τόδ' ἔργον a work for leisure, i.e. requiring attention, E. Andr. 552: freq. with Preps., ἐπὶ σχολῆς at leisure, Pl. Tht. 172d; κατὰ σχολήν Ar. Ec. 48, Pl. Phdr. 228a; μετὰ σχολῆς Id. Criti. 110a; ὑπὸ σχολῆς Plu. 2.667d; v.infr. B.

2. c. gen., leisure, rest from a thing, ἔν τινι σχολῇ κακοῦ S. OT 1286; ὡς ἂν σχολὴν λύσωμεν.. πόνων E. HF 725; ς. ἐστί τινι τῶν πράξεων Pl. Lg. 961b, cf. R. 370c; also ς. γίγνεταί τινι ἀπό τινος Id. Phd. 66d; ς. ἄγειν ἀπό τινος to keep clear of.., X. Cyr. 8.3.47; ἡ τῶν ἀναγκαίων ς. Arist. Pol. 1269a35.

3. idleness, τίκτει γὰρ οὐδὲν ἐσθλὸν εἰκαία ς. S. Fr. 308; ς. τερπνὸν κακόν E. Hipp. 384.

II that in which leisure is employed, οὐ κάμνω σχολῇ I am not weary of talk, Id. Ion 276; esp. learned discussion, disputation, lecture, Pl. Lg. 820c (pl.), Arist. Pol. 1323b39; παρεκαθίζανον.. σχολαῖς φιλομαθεῖν προαιρούμενοι IG 22.1011.22; ταῦτ' οὐ σχολὴ Πλάτωνος; Alex. 158; σχολὰς ἀναγράψαι Phld. Acad.Ind. p.74 M., cf. Plu. 2.37c, etc.; ς. περὶ πολιτείας γράψασθαι ib.790e; ς. ἀναγνῶναι, λέγειν, Phld. Acad.Ind. p.82 M., Arr. Epict. 4.11.35; ἠθικαὶ ς., title of work by Persaeus, Stoic. 1.102, cf. Cic. Tusc. 1.4.7, 8.

2. a group to whom lectures were given, school, Arist. Pol. 1313b3, Phld. Ind.Sto. 10, D.H. Isoc. 1, Dem. 44, Plu. Per. 35, Alex. 7, etc.; ς. ἔχειν to keep a school, Arr. Epict. 3.21.11; σχολῆς ἡγεῖσθαι to be master of it, Phld. Acad.Ind. p.92 M., D.H. Amm. 1.7.

3. Lat. schola, = cross σχολαστήριον, Vitr. 5.10.4, CIL 10.831, etc.

III σχολαί, αἱ, regiments of the Imperial guard, Procop. Goth. 4.27, Suid. s.v. cross διέδριον; Lat. scholae, Cod.Theod. 14.17.9 (iv A.D.), etc. section of an office, PMasp. 57 ii 18 (vi A.D.); of the 15 'schools' of shorthand writers, Lyd. Mag. 3.6. σχολῇ as Adv., in a leisurely way, tardily, ἤνυτον ς. βραδύς S. Ant. 231, cf. Th. 1.142, 3.46, And. 2.19, etc.; ἄτρεμά τε καὶ ς. Alex. 135.4; ς. καὶ βάδην Plb. 8.28.11.

2. at one's leisure, i.e. scarcely, hardly, not at all, S. OT 434. Ant. 390, Pl. Sph. 233b, etc.; παραινῶ πᾶσι.. ς. τεκνοῦσθαι παῖδας E. Fr. 317; ς. γε And. 1.102, X. Mem. 3.14.3; ς. που Pl. Sph. 261 b: freq. in apodosi, to introduce an a fortiori argument, εἰ δὲ μὴ.., ἦ που σχολῇ.. γε if not so.., hardly or much less so.., And. 1.90; εἰ αὗται.. μὴ ἀκριβεῖς εἰσι, σχολῇ αἵ γε ἄλλαι Pl. Phd. 65b; εἰ μὴ τούτων.., ς. τῶν γε ἄλλων Arist. Metaph. 999a10; ὁπότε γὰρ.., answered by ς. γε, Pl. R. 610e; μὴ γιγνώσκων τὴν οὐσίαν ς. τήν γε ὀρθότητα διαγνώσεται Id. Lg. 668c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σχολή, σχολῆς, (from σχεῖν; hence, properly, German das Anhalten; (cf. English 'to hold on,' equivalent to either to stop or to persist));

1. from Pindar down, freedom from labor, leisure.

2. according to later Greek usage, a place where there is leisure for anything, a school (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word, III.; Winer's Grammar, 23): Acts 19:9 (Dionysius Halicarnassus, de jud. Isocrates 1; tie vi Dem. 44; often in Plutarch).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σχολή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX: Genesis 33:14 (κατὰ σ ., H328), Proverbs 28:19, Sirach 38:24*;]

1. leisure.

2. Later (from Plato on),

(a) that for which leisure is employed, a disputation, lecture;

(b) the place where lectures are delivered, a school: Acts 19:9 (for the later sense of employment, v. MM, xxiv).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT


a NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Mark 8:25 אc ABDW : δηλαυγῶς א*C), ";clearly though at a distance,"; ";clearly from afar."; The force of the word is well brought out in a magical formula, P Oxy VI. 886 (iii/A.D.), which, after various directions for obtaining an omen, ends .24 χρημαθισθήσῃ (l. χρηματισθήσῃ) τ ̣ηλαυγῶς, ";you will obtain an illuminating answer"; (Edd.). See also s.v. δηλαυγῶς below. For adj. τηλαυγής cf. Bacchyl. XVI. 5, also Vett. Val. p. 54.8 τοῦτον τὸν τόπον οἱ παλαιοὶ μυστικῶς καὶ σκοτεινῶς διέγραψαν, ἡμεῖς δὲ τηλαυγέστερον. According to Moulton Gr. ii, p. 283 the meaning is ";far-shining"; or ";far-discerned,"; ";according as αὐγή or αὐγάζω is to guide our interpretation of the second part.";


the reading of א*C(L) Δ in Mark 8:25, is found in the Mithrasliturgie, p. 18.8 acc. to the Paris papyrus : ἐὰν δέ ἄλλῳ θέλῃς δεικνύειν, ἔχε τῆς καλουμένης βοτάνης κεντριδίδος χυλὸν περιχρίων τὴν ὄψιν οὗ βούλει μετὰ ῥοδίνου, καὶ ὄψεται δηλαυγῶς ὥστε σε θαυμάζειν. The τηλαυγῶς in Dieterich’s text is only an emendation—as it is very probably in אc.ABDNWω in Mk l.c., since τηλ. is the commoner word. (Hesychius and Democritus in Grimm should have sufficed to prevent Lagrange from denying the existence of δηλ.)


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σχολη σχολή σχολῇ σχολήν schole scholē scholêi scholē̂i
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