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Entry for Strong's #2688 - κατάστημα

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from (2525)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. demeanour, deportment, bearing
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κατάστημα, ατος, τό,

later κατάστεμα LXX 3 Maccabees 5:45 :

condition, state, not necessarily permanent:

1 bodily or mental condition, τὸ εὐσταθὲς σαρκὸς κ. Epicur. Fr. 68, Metrod. Fr. 5, cf. Diog.Oen. 29, Asp. in EN 143.22; τὸ κατὰ φύσιν καὶ οἰκεῖον κ. Dsc. Alex.Praef., cf. Sor. 1.36; τῆς ψυχῆς ib. 39; τὸ κατὰ μέθην κ. Ath. 2.38e; κ. μανιῶδες LXX l.c.

2. weather, Diocl.Fr. 30, Ptol. Alm. 3.1; τὸ θερινὸν κ. Ps.- Plu. Fluv. 12; κ. χειμέριον Polyaen. 5.12.3; αἰθρίου ὄντος τοῦ κ. Dsc. Praef. 6, cf. Cleom. 2.1, Sabin. ap. Orib. 9.15.1; direction of wind, νοτίου τοῦ κ. ὄντος Alex.Aphr. in Mete. 47.2; time, season, κ. νυκτερινόν A.D. Synt. 198.27; τὰ ἐνιαύσια κ. Ptol. Tetr. 93.

3. demeanour, behaviour, Titus 2:3, Porph. Abst. 4.6; τὸ σύνηθες κ. Plu. Mar 23; ἀτρεμαῖον κ. J. AJ 15.7.5; τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας, τῆς ἀρετῆς κ., Aristeas 210, 278; τὸ μέσον κ. Id. 122.

4. political condition, constitution, τὸ Λακωνικὸν κ. Plb. 6.50.2, cf. OGI 669.3 (Egypt, i A.D.).

5. generally, state of the case, state of affairs, A.D. Pron. 25.18.

6. Astrol., position of the heavens, Vett. Val. 71.23.

7. physical constitution, τὸ κοσμικὸν κ., i.e. the four elements and four winds, Id. 175.10; ἐν στερεῷ τινι καὶ οὐσιώδει κ. Dam. Pr. 124; of the Intelligible World, ib. 119; ὑποστάσεως κατάστημα Simp. in Ph. 232.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατάστημα, καταστηματος, τό (καθίστημι) (Latinstatus, habitus) (demeanor, deportment, bearing): Titus 2:3. (3Macc. 5:45; Josephus, b. j. 1, 1, 4 (of a city; cf. ἀτρεμαιω τῷ καταστήματι πρός τόν θάνατον ἀπεηι, Josephus, Antiquities 15, 7, 5; Plutarch, Marcell. 23, 6; cf. Tib. Gracch. 2, 2. See Wetstein (1752) on Titus, the passage cited; cf. Ignatius ad Trall. 3, 2 [ET] (and Jacobson or Zahn, in the place cited)).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατά -στημα , -τος , τό

(καθίστημι ), in LXX: 3 Maccabees 5:45 (-εμα , A) *;]

1. condition, of health, etc.

2. demeanour: Titus 2:3 (for exx. v. Field, Notes, 220).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With the use of this subst. in Titus 2:8 we may compare Aristeas 122 τὸ μέσον ἐξηλωκότες κατάστηματοῦτο γὰρ κάλλιστόν ἐστιν, ";they cultivated the due mean, the best of courses"; : see also ib. 210 τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας. . κατάστημα, 278 τὸ δὲ τῆς ἀρετῆς κατάστημα. Cf. further OGIS 669.2 (i/A.D.) πᾶσαν πρόνοιαν ποιούμενος τοῦ διαμένειν τῷ προσήκοντι καταστήματι τὴν πόλιν.


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