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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g68 Greek: agros

Country:

denotes "a field, especially a cultivated field;" hence, "the country" in contrast to the town (Eng., "agrarian, agriculture"), e.g., Mar 5:14; 6:36; 15:21; 16:12; Luk 8:34; 9:12 (plural, lit., "fields"); 23:26; a piece of ground, e.g., Mar 10:29; Act 4:37.
See FARM.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3968 Greek: patris

Country:

primarily signifies "one's fatherland, native country, of one's own town," Mat 13:54, 57; Mar 6:1, 4; Luk 4:23, 24; Jhn 4:44; Hbr 11:14.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g5561 Greek: chora

Country:

properly denotes "the space lying between two limits or places;" accordingly it has a variety of meanings: "country," Mat 2:12; 8:28; Mar 1:5, RV (AV, "land"); Mar 5:1, 10; Luk 2:8; 8:26; 15:13, 14, RV (AV, "land"), Luk 15:15; 19:12; 21:21; Act 10:39, RV (AV, "land"); Act 12:20; 26:20, RV (AV, "coasts"); Act 27:27; in Mar 6:55 (in the best mss.) and Act 18:23, RV, "region."
See COAST, FIELD, GROUND, LAND, REGION.

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g4066 Greek: perichoros

Country:

peri, "around," and No. 3, signifies "country round about," Luk 8:37; "country about," Luk 3:3, AV (RV, "region round about"); in Mat 14:35; Luk 4:37, AV, "country round about" (RV, "region round about"); Mat 3:5; Mar 1:28; Luk 4:14; 7:17; Act 14:6.
See REGION.

A-5 Noun Strong's Number: g3313 Greek: meros

Country:

"a part," is rendered "country" in Act 19:1, RV.

Note: Some inferior mss. have No. 4 in Mar 6:55, for No. 3.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g510 Greek: anoterikos

Country:

"upper," is used in the plural in Act 19:1, to denote "upper regions," with AV, "coast," RV, "country," i.e., the high central plateau, in contrast to the roundabout way by the river through the valley.
See COAST.

B-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g3714 Greek: oreinos

Country:

"hilly" (from oros, "a hill, mountain"), is translated "hill country" in Luk 1:39, 65.

C-1 Verb Strong's Number: g589 Greek: apodemeo

Country:

signifies "to go or travel into a far country," lit., "to be away from one's people" (apo, "from," demos, "a people"), Mat 21:33; 25:14; in Mat 25:15 the verb is translated in the RV, "went on his journey" (AV, "took his journey"); Mar 12:1; Luk 20:9, "went into another country," RV. In Luk 15:13 both Versions translate by "took his journey" ("into a far country" being separately expressed); see JOURNEY. Cp. apodemos, lit., "away from one's own people, gone abroad," Mar 13:34.

Notes:

(1) Ge, "earth, land," is translated "country" in the AV of Mat 9:31; Act 7:3; RV, "land."
See LAND.

(2) Genos, "a race," is mistranslated "country" in the AV of Act 4:36 (RV, "by race"). See below.

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