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Headword: *zw/nh
Adler number: zeta,140
Translated headword: belt, girdle
Vetting Status: high
Figuratively [meaning] strength. Since one who is girded is better equipped for action.
Greek Original:
*zw/nh: tropikw=s h( du/namis. e)peidh\ o( e)zwsme/nos eu)stale/stero/s e)sti pro\s th\n pra=cin.
For this headword see also zeta 139 and zeta 141. The present entry follows Theodoret (PG 80.1352b), commenting on Psalm 64.8 LXX.
The zone (Latin cingulum) was a badge of military and civil service; according to Lampe s.v., Gregory of Nazianzus uses zone symbolically for temperance and manliness.
Keywords: Christianity; clothing; definition; ethics; military affairs; religion
Translated by: A. G. Kozak on 1 June 2002@18:05:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 2 June 2002@17:46:06.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 2 June 2002@17:47:50.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 4 May 2003@06:58:21.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 30 November 2012@07:22:47.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 December 2012@00:22:14.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 March 2016@06:12:40.


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