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Headword: Κεντυρίων
Adler number: kappa,1345
Translated headword: centurion
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] commander of a hundred men.
Greek Original:
Κεντυρίων: ἑκατόνταρχος.
Notes:
In the Roman army (transliteration of Latin centurio). See generally OCD(4) s.v.
Same entry in other lexica (see the references at Photius kappa572 Theodoridis), all taken to be generated by the well-known occurrence of the headword in the New Testament (Mark 15:39, the centurion present at the Crucifixion).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@04:28:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 22 August 2003@00:55:27.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 22 August 2003@03:02:02.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@06:28:17.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@06:32:02.
David Whitehead on 30 April 2016@09:47:20.

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