Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3718 - ὀρθοτομέω
- to cut straight, to cut straight ways
- to proceed on straight paths, hold a straight course, equiv. to doing right
- to make straight and smooth, to handle aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly
cut in a straight line, τὰς ὁδούς LXX Proverbs 3:6 : metaph., ὀ. τὸν λόγον teach it aright, 2 Timothy 2:15.
† ὀρθοτομέω , -ῶ
(<- ὀρθός , τέμνω ),
[in LXX: Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 11:6 (H3474 pi.)*;]
to cut straight, as a road (τ . ὁδούς , fig., Pr, ll c.). Metaph., τ . λόγον τ . ἀληθείας , 2 Timothy 2:15 (V. Ellic. and CGT, in l; not found elsewhere).†
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