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Headword: Ῥάμνος
Adler number: rho,31
Translated headword: thorn-bush
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] very big acanthus-like plant.[1] Scripture calls every [kind of] sin an acanthus.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥάμνος: ἀκανθῶδες φυτὸν μέγιστον. πᾶσαν δὲ ἁμαρτίαν ἄκανθαν καλεῖ ἡ Γραφή.
[1] Similarly glossed in other lexica. According to LSJ s.v., ῥάμνος can refer to several different thorny plants.
[2] cf. Theodoret (PG 80.1301a) on Psalm 57.10 LXX.
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 January 2010@00:29:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 January 2010@03:16:47.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@09:54:10.
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