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Entry for Strong's #2154 - εὔσημος

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Thayer's Definition
  1. well marked, clear and definite, distinct
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3677 ‑ כֶּסֶה (keh'‑seh, keh'‑seh);  
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1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. εὔσᾱμος, ον,

I of good signs or omens, φάσμα ναυβάταις E. IA 252 (lyr.), cf. Plu. Caes. 43; ἱερά Philostr. VA 8.7.12; [ πῦρ ] ib. 1.31.


1. easily known by signs, conspicuous, εὔσημον γὰρ οὔ μελανθάνει [τὸ πλοῖον ] A. Supp. 714; καπνῷ δ' ἁλοῦσα.. εὔ. πόλις Id. Ag. 818; σημεῖα Hp. Mochl. 16; τόπος Annuario 4 /5.225 (Rhodes, ii B.C.); ἴχνη Thphr. CP 6.19.5 (Comp.); οὐκ εὔσημον, ὅθεν.. not easy to distinguish, ib. 3.8.2; legible, clear, ὅπως -σαμοτέρα ὑπάρχῃ ἁ ἀναγραφά SIG 1023.96 (Cos, iii/ii B.C.); εὔ. γράμματα OGI 665.12 (Egypt, i A.D.); εὔ. προσαγόρευσις Men. 381; of sound, distinct, βοαι S. Ant. 1021; ἦχοι Phld. Po. 2.16 (Sup.); wellmarked, βραχίων Philostr. Gym. 35; οὐλὴ εὔσημος PPetr. 1p.54 (iii B.C.).

2. clear, intelligible, λόγον εὔ. δοῦναι 1 Corinthians 14:9; διδασκαλία Erot. Prooem., Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.20.7.

3. evident, τισι Phld. Ir. p.91 W., cf. Porph. Abst. 3.5.

4. εὔσημα, τά, = Lat. insignia, f.l. for σύσσημα, D.S. 36.2.

5. of garments, with fine edging, BGU 1564.11 (ii A.D.).

III Adv. - μως clearly, distinctly, ἔχειν Arist. Mete. 363a27; μεμνῆσθαι Str. 10.2.23; προσανένεγκε POxy. 1188.5 (i A.D.): Sup. - ότατα Plu. 2.1022a.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὔσημος, εὔσημον (εὖ and σῆμα a sign), well-marked, clear and definite, distinct: λόγος, 1 Corinthians 14:9 (A. V. easy to be understood). (Aeschylus (Sophocles), Theophrastus, Polybius, Plutarch.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὔσημος , -ον

(< εὖ + οῆμα , a sign),

[in LXX for H3677, Psalms 81:3 (-ως , from LXX 219)*;]

1. conspicuous (cf. Ps, l.c.).

2. clear to the understanding, distinct: 1 Corinthians 14:9.†

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

εὔσημος, like ἄσημος (q.v.), is used in personal descriptions with reference to any ";distinguishing"; marks, as in P Petr I. 19.14 (B.C. 225) ο ]ὐλῇ εὔσημος μετώπωι μέσ [ωι, P Flor III. 316.8 (ii/A.D.) Πασίωνι. . . εὐσήμωι ὀ [φθαλ ]μῷ δεξιῷ. From the inscrr. we may cite OGIS 90.43 (the Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) ὅπως δ᾽ εὔσημος ἦι νῦν τε καὶ εἰς τὸν ἔπειτα χρόνον, and ib. 665.13 (A.D. 49) βούλομαι οὖν [σ ]ε. . . καθ᾽ ἕ [καστον τόπο ]ν αὐτὸ (a decree) προθεῖναι σαφέσι καὶ εὐσήμοις [γράμμασιν. For the adv. = ";legibly"; see P Par 62ii. 7 (c. B.C. 170) and cf. P Oxy IX. 1188.5 (A.D. 13) προσανένε (γκε) εὐ ̣σ ̣ (μως), ";report clearly."; In P Tebt I. 14.11 (B.C. 114) the editors render εὐσήμως ";in detail"; with reference to various items in a report on certain property.


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