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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness

Dictionaries :: Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g3691 Greek: oxus

Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness:


(a) "sharp" (Eng., "oxy--,"), said of a sword, Rev 1:16; 2:12; 19:15; of a sickle, Rev 14:14, 17, 18 (twice);

(b) of motion, "swift," Rom 3:15.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g5114 Greek: tomos

Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness:

akin to temno, "to cut" [Eng., "(ana)tomy," etc.], is used metaphorically in the comparative degree, tomoteros, in Hbr 4:12, of the Word of God.

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g664 Greek: apotomos

Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness:

signifies "abruptly, curtly," lit., "in a manner that cuts" (apo, "from," temno, "to cut," hence "sharply, severely," 2Cr 13:10, RV, "(that I may not... deal) sharply," AV, "(use) sharpness;" the pronoun "you" is to be understood, i.e., "that I may not use (or deal with)... sharply;" Tts 1:13, of rebuking. Cp. apotomia, "severity."


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