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παραβολή

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Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.
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Ancient Greek

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [parabolɛː́]
  • (Koine): IPA: [parabo̞lˈeː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [paraβolˈi]

Etymology

From παραβάλλω "I set side by side" < παρά "beside" βάλλω "I throw"

Noun

παραβολή (genitive παραβολῆς) f, first declension; (parabolē)

  1. a placing of two things side by side, juxtaposition
  2. comparison, illustration, analogy
  3. parable, proverb
  4. side by side meeting or engagement, broadside
  5. venture
  6. (astronomy) conjunction
  7. (mathematics) division
  8. (geometry) parabola

Inflection

Descendants

References

Strong’s concordance number: G3850


Greek

Noun

παραβολή f.

  1. parabola (the conic section formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to a tangent plane to the cone)


This Greek entry was created from the translations listed at parabola. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see παραβολή in the Greek Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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