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eggue vs kurios

Postby MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:03 am

I wanted to know what the difference between<br />eggue and kurios was. Sorry I don't know any greek so a simple english explanation would help!
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Re:eggue vs kurios

Postby klewlis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:11 am

well, frankly I don't see anything *similar* about them... they are completely different words.<br /><br />kurios is an adjective carrying the concept of having authority or power, lord, master, chief, etc. in koine it actually becomes a noun used in the new testament as "Lord"<br /><br />egguos is a noun meaning "giving surety or bail".<br /><br />what's the context??<br /><br />
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Re:eggue vs kurios

Postby MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:24 pm

They were in a section regarding Greek marriage practices. Eggue was said to be like a bethrothal and kurios was used in the same paragraph but was not explained.<br /><br />So yeah, I'd have to say "giving surety or bail" is not what I thought eggue would mean!
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Re:eggue vs kurios

Postby klewlis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:18 pm

that's the only definition of egguos that my middle liddell gives... it can also be substantive, as a noun: "surety"<br /><br />I could see it relating to betrothal if there is a dowry or some sort of contractual agreement involved.... ?<br /><br />hard to say without the context.
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Re:eggue vs kurios

Postby MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:46 pm

they did discuss agreements so perhaps "surety" does work<br />thanks!
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Re:eggue vs kurios

Postby bingley » Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:32 am

The big L&S on Perseus does give betrothal as one of the senses of [face=SPIonic]e)ggu/h [/face].<br /><br />http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2330015
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