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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5367 - φίλαυτος
- loving one's self
- too intent on one's interest, selfish
loving oneself, in good sense, τὸν ἀγαθὸν δεῖ φ. εἶναι Arist. EN 1169a12: more freq. in bad sense, selfish, Id. MM 1212a29, Phld. Ir. p.60 W., Ph. 1.171, al., 2 Timothy 3:2, Plu. Arat. 1, al., Arr. Epict. 1.19.11; φ. μᾶλλον ἢ δεῖ Arist. Rh. 1389b35; τὸ φ. = φιλαυτία, Id. EN 1168b14, Plu. 2.40f, etc. Adv. -τως Luc. Am. 27, S.E. M. 7.314.
* φίλ -αυτος , -ον ,
loving oneself (Arist.); in bad sense (ib.), selfish: 2 Timothy 3:2.†
SYN.: αὐθάδης G829 (v. Tr., Syn., § xciii).
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";hard,"; ";difficult,"; : cf. P Oxy X. 1242.36 (early iii/A.D.), an account of an audience granted by Trajan to certain Greek and Jewish envoys from Alexandria, when the Emperor does not return the salute of the Alexandrian envoys but exclaims—χαιρετίζετέ με ὡς ἄξειοι τυγχάνοντ [ες ] τοῦ χαίρειν, τοιαῦτα χαλεπὰ τολμήσαντε [ς ] Ἰουδαίοις; ";do you give me greeting like men deserving to receive one, when you are guilty of such outrages to the Jews?"; (Edd.) : see also Syll 356 (=.3 780).31 (c. B.C. 6) αὐτοῖς ἐδόξ [ατε ] χαλεποὶ γεγονέναι, where the adj. = ";harsh,"; ";fierce,"; as in Mat. 8:28.
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