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Strong's #857 - ἀφειδία

from a compound of (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G5339)
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feminine noun
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  1. unsparingly severity
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From a compound of G1 (as a negative particle) and G5339

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀφειδίᾳ (ἀφειδεια Lachmann, see under the word εἰ, ), ἀφειδιας, (the disposition of a man who is ἀφειδής, unsparing), unsparing severity: with the genitive of the object, τοῦ σώματος, Colossians 2:23 (τῶν σωμάτων ἀφείδειν, Lysias 2, 25 (193, 5); Diodorus 13, 60; 79 etc. (see Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited); in Plato, defin., p. 412 d. ἀφειδίᾳ means liberality).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀφειδία (L, -εία ), -ας ,

(< ἀφειδής , unsparing);

1. extravagance.

2. unsparing treatment, severity: Colossians 2:23.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the adj. see OGIS 383.142 (i/B.C.) ἐπιθύσεις ἀφειδεῖς λιβανωτοῦ καὶ ἀρωμάτων , and the fine epitaph of a Sergius, martyred under Galerius, Kaibel 1064 (Justinian), referring to the ἀφειδέες ἀγῶνες of the Empress. The adv. is found P Tebt I. 24.76 (B C. 117) ἀφει [δ ]ω ̣̑ς , Syll 342.29 (c. B.C. 48) ἀφειδῶς ἑαυτὸ [ν ἐπιδ ]ιδούς . For the verb see OGIS 640.12 (iii/A.D.) οὐκ ὀλίγων ἀφειδήσαντα χρημάτων .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αφειδια αφειδία ἀφειδίᾳ αφειδώς apheidia apheidíāi
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