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Dictionaries :: Left (Adjective)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g710 Greek: aristeros

Left (Adjective):

is used

(a) of the "left" hand, in Mat 6:3, the word "hand" being understood; in connection with the armor of righteousness, in 2Cr 6:7, "(on the right hand and) on the left," lit., "(of the weapons... the right and) the left;"

(b) in the phrase "on the left," formed by ex (for ek), "from," and the genitive plural of this adjective, Mar 10:37 (some mss. have No. 2 here); Luk 23:33.

2 Strong's Number: g2176 Greek: euonumos

Left (Adjective):

lit., "of good name," or "omen" (eu, "well," onoma, "a name"), a word adopted to avoid the ill-omen attaching to the "left" (omens from the "left" being unlucky, but a good name being desired for them, cp. aristeros, lit., "better of two," euphemistic for the ill-omened laios and skaios; cp., too, the Eng., "sinister," from the Latin word meaning "left"), is used euphemistically for No. 1, either

(a) simply as an adjective in Rev 10:2, of the "left" foot; in Act 21:3, "on the left" (lit., "left"); or

(b) with the preposition ex (for ek), signifying "on the left hand," Mat 20:21, 23; 25:33, 41; 27:38; Mar 10:40 (for ver. 37, in some mss., see No. 1); 15:27.

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