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1: πόρνη
(Strong's #4204 — Noun Feminine — porne — por'-nay )

"a prostitute, harlot" (from pernemi, "to sell"), is used (a) literally, in Matthew 21:31,32 , of those who were the objects of the mercy shown by Christ; in Luke 15:30 , of the life of the Prodigal; in 1 Corinthians 6:15,16 , in a warning to the Corinthian church against the prevailing licentiousness which had made Corinth a byword; in Hebrews 11:31 ; James 2:25 , of Rahab; (b) metaphorically, of mystic Babylon, Revelation 17:1,5 (AV, "harlots"),15,16; 19:2, RV, for AV, "whore."

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

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