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la'-di: This word should be taken in the sense of "mistress" in Isa 47:5,7 (Hebrew gebhereth) (so the American Standard Revised Version). In Jud 5:29; Eat 1:18 it is the translation of another Hebrew word (sarah), best rendered "princess" (so the Revised Version (British and American) in Esther, but not in Judges). In 2 Joh 1:1,5 it is the translation of kuria, which some interpreters regard as a proper name.




Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2959 Greek: kuria


is the person addressed in 2Jo 1:1, 5. Not improbably it is a proper name (Eng., "Cyria"), in spite of the fact that the full form of address in ver. 1 is not quite in accord, in the original, with those in 2Jo 1:13; 3Jo 1:1. The suggestion that the church is addressed is most unlikely. Possibly the person is one who had a special relation with the local church.

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