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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: χαλινός
(Strong's #5469 — Noun Masculine — chalinos — khal-ee-nos' )

"a bridle," is used in James 3:3 (AV, "bits"), and Revelation 14:20 . "The primitive bridle was simply a loop on the halter-cord passed round the lower jaw of the horse. Hence in Psalm 32:9 the meaning is bridle and halter" (Hastings, Bib. Dic.).

B — 1: χαλιναγωγέω
(Strong's #5468 — Verb — chalinagogeo — khal-in-ag-ogue-eh'-o )

from chalinos and ago, "to lead," signifies "to lead by a bridle, to bridle, to hold in check, restrain;" it is used metaphorically of the tongue and of the body in James 1:26 ; 3:2 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Bridle'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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