[b-greek] Re: A word about marriage

From: Mike Sangrey (mike@sojurn.lns.pa.us)
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 08:53:39 EST

Eukardios@apologetics.com said:
> To those who have larger vocabularies than I,
> Is there a Greek word which means marriage (in the institutional sense
> as opposed to the actual event) or the state of being married (as
> opposed to the act of getting married)?

First, a light chuckle at your "</lurk>...<lurk>" XML lives!

Louw and Nida list an idiom

33.341 NOMOS TOU ANDROS which means literally "law of husband/man" They
suggest it refers to "the law which binds a woman to a man in marriage -
'the marriage law'. They cite Rom. 7:2.

Also, 34.67 GAMOS is 'the state of being married'

And 34.75 hUPANDROS 'pertaining to being legally bound to a man in
Mike Sangrey
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