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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Effeminate

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1: μαλακός
(Strong's #3120 — Adjective — malakos — mal-ak-os' )

"soft, soft to the touch" (Lat., mollis, Eng., "mollify," "emollient," etc.), is used (a) of raiment, Matthew 11:8 (twice); Luke 7:25 ; (b) metaphorically, in a bad sense, 1 Corinthians 6:9 , "effeminate," not simply of a male who practices forms of lewdness, but persons in general, who are guilty of addiction to sins of the flesh, voluptuous.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Effeminate'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/e/effeminate.html. 1940.

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