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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #5498 - χειρόγραφον
- a handwriting, what one has written by his own hand
- a note of hand or writing in which one acknowledges that money has either been deposited with him or lent to him by another, to be returned at the appointed time
Neuter of a compound of G5495 and G1125
χειρόγραφον, χειρογραφου, τό (χείρ and γράφω), a handwriting; what one has written with his own hand (Polybius 30, 8, 4; Dionysius Halicarnassus 5, 8; others); specifically, a note of hand, or writing in which one acknowledges that money has either been deposited with him or lent to him by another, to he returned at an appointed time (Tobit 5:3 Tobit 9:5; Plutarch, mor., p. 829 a. de vitand. aere al. 4, 3; Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 3, 40); metaphorically, applied in Colossians 2:14 ((where R. V. bond)) to the Mosaic law, which shews men to be chargeable with offences for which they must pay the penalty.
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**† χειρόγραφος , -ον
(< χείρ , γράφω ),
[in LXX: Tobit 5:3; Tobit 9:2; Tobit 9:5 *;]
written with the hand. As subst., τὸ χ ., a handwriting (Inscr., Polyb., al.): metaph., Colossians 2:14.†
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