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Headword: *)alazonei/a
Adler number: alpha,1056
Translated headword: boastfulness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] arrogance.[1]
Polybius [writes]: "for most of them displayed an unfortunate emulation of the boastfulness and bad timing of the others."[2]
But in the Apostle a)lazo/nas should be understood as "them who boast in what they do not have, as if they had [them]."[3]
And Josephus [writes]: "for they were boasting as if the burning of the city were a blessing."[4]
Greek Original:
*)alazonei/a: u(perhfani/a. *polu/bios: toi=s ga\r plei/stois u(pegego/nei tis zh=los ou)k eu)tuxh\s e)k th=s tw=n a)/llwn a)lazonei/as kai\ a)kai- ri/as. para\ de\ tw=| *)aposto/lw| tou\s e)f' oi(=s ou)k e)/xousin au)xou=ntas, w(s e)/xontas, a)lazo/nas nohte/on. kai\ *)iw/shpos: h)=n ga\r au)toi=s a)lazonei/a, w(s e)p' a)gaqoi=s kaiome/nhs th=s po/lews.
LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Same gloss, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1347).
[2] Polybius 11.8.4; more fully at zeta 58.
[3] Oikoumenios (PG 118, 343d) on Ep.Romans 1.30; and see note at phi 508. (For a)lazo/nes, cf. alpha 1057 and alpha 1058.)
[4] Josephus, Jewish War 6.364. The passage in full is: "For the latter (the rebels) showed no remorse for their evils, but rather bragged of them as blessings. Indeed, when they beheld the city burning..." (see web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@22:49:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 18 February 2001@11:48:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 October 2005@11:22:47.
Catharine Roth (modified coding) on 15 August 2007@01:01:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.3) on 10 October 2011@07:27:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 February 2012@06:39:21.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 3 February 2012@00:02:10.
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