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Strong's #766 - ἀσέλγεια

Transliteration
asélgeia
Phonetics
as-elg'-i-a
Origin
from a compound of (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed selges (of uncertain derivation, but apparently meaning continent)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
1:490,83
Definition
Thayer's
  1. unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (9)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
2
Jude
1
NAS (10)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
3
Jude
1
HCS (10)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
3
Jude
1
BSB (10)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
3
Jude
1
ESV (7)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
WEB (9)
Mark
1
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
2
Jude
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσέλγ-εια, ἡ,

I licentiousness, wanton violence, Pl. R. 424e, Isaiah 3:13, etc., οἷ προελήλυθ' ἀσελγείας ἅνθρωπος D. 4.9: joined with ὕβρις, Id. 21.1; insolence, opp. κολακεία, Phld. Lib. p.42 O.; τῶν δημαγωγῶν Arist. Pol. 1304b22: Astrol., epith. of certain ζῴδια, Vett. Val. 335.34.

II licentiousness, περὶ τὰς σωματικὰς ἐπιθυμίας Plb. 36.15.4, etc.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀσέλγεια , -ας ,

(< ἀσελγής , licentious; v. MM, s.v.),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 14:26, 3 Maccabees 2:26 *;]

licentiousness, wantonness, excess: Mark 7:22, Romans 13:13, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19 (Lft., in l), Ephesians 4:19, 1 Peter 4:3, 2 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 2:18, Judges 1:4.†

SYN.: ἀσωτία G810, profligacy, prodigality (v. Tr., Syn., § xvi; DB, iii, 46).


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἀσέλγεια appeared in p Magd 24.5 according to the original reading, but has been corrected in the new edition. The adj. appears among a number of technical epithets of ζῴδια in Vettius Valens p. 335.34—ἢ χερσαῖα ἢ ἀσελγῆ ἢ λατρευτικὰ καὶ τὰ λοιπά . An obscure and badly-spelt document of iv/v A.D., BGU IV. 1024 v. 17, seems to contain this noun in the form ἀθελγίαἀλλὰ ̔̓ναντία καὶ ταύτης ὑπὸ σοῦ γενόμενον ἀθελγία ἐλενλέχ [ο ]υσα τὰ πεπραγμένα , which the editor understands as = ἀλλ᾽ ἐναντία ταύτῃ ἡ ὑπὸ σοῦ γενομένη ἀθελγία ἐλέγχουσα κτλ . But we mention this passage only to note how early the popular etymology was current connecting it with θέλγω . It is dubious at best, and the history of the word is really unknown; but cf. Havers in Indogerm. Forschungen xxviii (1911) p. 194 ff., who, adopting the foregoing etymology, understands ἀσελγής as = ";geschlagen,"; then ";wahnsinnig,"; and then ";liebestoll, wollüstig."; He has not convinced Prof. Thumb. For the idea of sensuality associated with the word in late Greek, see Lightfoot on Galatians 5:19.

A cognate noun appears in P Oxy VI. 903.21 (iv/A.D.) πολλὰ ἀσελγήματα λέγων εἰς πρόσωπόν μου καὶ διὰ τῆς ῥινὸς αὐτο [ ], ";using many terms of abuse to my face, and through his nose"; (Edd.). The complainant is a Christian.

 

 

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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
ασελγεια ασελγεία ασέλγεια ἀσελγείᾳ ἀσέλγεια ασελγειαις ασελγείαις ἀσελγείαις ασελγειαν ασέλγειαν ἀσέλγειαν aselgeia asélgeia aselgeíāi aselgeiais aselgeíais aselgeian asélgeian
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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