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Headword: *(o w)/n
Adler number: omicron,438
Translated headword: [he] who is
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] our god who exists always.
Greek Original:
*(o w)/n: o( a)ei\ w)\n qeo\s h(mw=n.
The headword phrase is probably quoted from its best-known occurrence, in Exodus 3.14 LXX (cf. alpha 1186 and esp. omega 105), but it also appears on the nimbus of Christ in icons, to indicate divinity. The glossing phrase is not precisely paralleled elsewhere.
Keywords: art history; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 November 2001@22:12:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 31 August 2002@11:41:43.
David Whitehead (recast note) on 4 July 2013@07:51:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 July 2013@00:26:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 July 2013@03:04:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@03:17:40.


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