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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #948 - βδελύσσω
- to render foul, to cause to be abhorred
- to turn one's self away from on account of the stench
- metaph. to abhor, detest
From a (presumed) derivative of βδεìω bdeō (to stink)
βδέω, poet. aor. βδέσα AP 11.242 (Nicarch.); later ἔβδευσα Hierocl. Facet. 233, al.: —
1. break wind, Ar. Pl. 693, Pax 151, etc.: c. acc. cogn., οὐ λιβανωτὸν βδέω Id. Pl. 703: — Med. or Pass., Id. Eq. 900.
2. of the cockroach, σίλφης κατοικιδίου τῆς βδεούσης τὸ στέαρ Archig. ap. Aët. 8.35, cf. Gal. 12.861. (Onomatopoeic word: root bzd, cf. Czech bzditi, Slov. pezdçti, Lat. pçdo.)
(< βδέω , to stink),
in cl., mid. only (Attic, -ττομαι );
to make foul; pass., Revelation 21:8; mid., to turn away in disgust from, to detest: Romans 2:22 (Cremer, 137).†
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Phrynichus (ed. Lobeck), p. 226, extols this word as Attic as compared with the vulgar σικχαίνομαι (MGr σιχαίνομαι ), but it is by no means confined to Attic writers, as Nägeli (p. 15) has pointed out : cf. Thumb Hellen. p. 80. Pelagia-Legenden, p. 9.9 μὴ βδελύξῃ με τὴν ῥερυπωμένην ἀλλὰ κάθαρόν με ἐν τῇ κολυμβήθρᾳ τοῦ ἁγιάσματος .
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