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Headword: Κυβεία
Adler number: kappa,2592
Translated headword: dice-playing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Wickedness
Greek Original:
Κυβεία: πανουργία.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon kappa1142 Theodoridis), where the editor draws attention to the conjunction of the present headword and glossing word in the New Testament (Ephesians 4.14).
Kybeia applied in antiquity both to dicing (see kappa 2602) and to board games where the moves were dictated by throws of dice (see pi 1384, tau 7). For the evils of such games see alpha 360, alpha 1899, alpha 2593, alpha 2978, kappa 2591. Prejudice existed at all periods, e.g. the story of the sixth-century B.C. philosopher and poet Xenophanes (xi 46), who refused to play with dice because he was "a coward in the face of shameful things."
Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; ethics; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 December 2001@02:51:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 17 December 2001@19:31:42.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@10:00:09.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 19 March 2013@08:44:46.
David Whitehead (codings) on 2 May 2016@10:56:05.

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