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Headword: *pornei/a
Adler number: pi,2079
Translated headword: fornication, prostitution
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] idolatry.[1] Also [sc. attested is] po/rnos ["male prostitute"], an idolator. [sc. The term comes] from beckoning [neu/ein] forwards [po/rrw].[2] "You destroyed everyone fornicating [sc. and so departing] from you; but for me it is good to cling to God."[3] *pornei/a also [means] licentiousness.[4] From having a porous [pepwrwme/non] mind [nou=n].[5]
Greek Original:
*pornei/a: h( ei)dwlolatrei/a. kai\ *po/rnos, o( ei)dwlola/trhs. para\ to\ po/rrw neu/ein. e)cwlo/qreusas pa/nta to\n porneu/onta a)po\ sou=: e)moi\ de\ to\ proskolla=sqai tw=| qew=| a)gaqo/n e)sti. *pornei/a kai\ h( a)kolasi/a. para\ to\ pepwrwme/non e)/xein to\n nou=n.
For related words see pi 2078, pi 2080, pi 2081.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80.1452c, cf. 1732d) on Psalm 72.27 LXX; see further below, at n.3. Cf. Galatians 5.19.
[2] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 684.7.
[3] Psalm 72.27-8 LXX; see also epsilon 1836.
[4] Theodoret (PG 80.1732d) on Psalm 105.39 LXX.
[5] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 683.39.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 July 2007@01:43:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 July 2007@03:15:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added keyword) on 31 July 2007@10:20:22.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 October 2011@08:01:48.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@08:05:10.
David Whitehead (coding) on 24 May 2016@03:21:11.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 14 October 2021@19:53:36.


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