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Headword: *)/wn
Adler number: omega,105
Translated headword: being
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] eternal. "I am [he] who is."[1]
Greek Original:
*)/wn: a)i/+dios. e)gw/ ei)mi o( w)/n.
The headword is the masculine nominative singular of the present participle of ei)mi/ 'to be'.
[1] Exodus 3:14 LXX. The Septuagint version of this passage allowed Philo (and his Christian successors) to associate the divine name with the Platonic to\ o)/ntws o)/n 'that which truly is'; cf. alpha 1186, omicron 438.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: John White on 6 April 2000@18:02:12.
Vetted by:
Helma Dik on 9 April 2000@19:38:45.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 May 2001@05:26:58.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, augmented notes) on 29 November 2001@17:03:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 29 November 2001@17:09:52.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 11 January 2012@23:30:47.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2013@08:07:15.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@08:32:28.


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