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Headword: *kenofwni/as
Adler number: kappa,1326
Translated headword: empty speeches
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] vain speeches, impious [talks], or heretical [ones].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the verb] kenofwnw= ["I speak empty words"].[2]
Greek Original:
*kenofwni/as: mataiofwni/as, a)sebei/as, h)/goun ai(retika/s. kai\ *kenofwnw=.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa567 Theodoridis. On the orthodox view that the headword is quoted from the New Testament (1 Timothy 6.20 or 2 Timothy 2.16), it is accusative plural -- rather than genitive singular -- of the feminine noun kenofwni/a.
[2] This verb is used by Epiphanius, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 October 2008@22:12:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note number; more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 October 2008@05:21:46.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 February 2013@09:28:18.
Catharine Roth (coding, typo) on 17 February 2013@17:48:23.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 April 2016@09:39:24.


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