Category: Definitions

WHY OUR PLANS FAIL »

A quick aside before the devotional teaching below from Martin Luther. While we’re still in need of contining prayer and financial support, I was able to get an appointment with an eye doctor who is a Christian. It was helpful to be able to speak with him on that level as well. Long story short; he explained […]

COSMANGELICAL »

By Discernment Research Group COSMANGELICAL  koz- man jel-i-kuh l [Cosmos 1150–1200; Middle English  < Greek kósmos  order, form, arrangement, the world or universe + L. evangelicus < Greek euangelistḗs] An evangelical who is marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for the universe and the cosmos, including planets, stars, and any deities and entities that they believe […]

PARAPASTRIX »

By Nephy Lim PARAPASTRIX    [par-uh pas’ -trīx, [Greek, para-,  combining form representing pará  (preposition) beside, alongside of, by, beyond. Pastor, n., a person having spiritual care of a number of persons, Latin pāstor  shepherd, literally, feeder, equivalent to pās-,  base of pāscere  to put to pasture,  feed + -tor -tor. Trix, A suffix borrowed […]

DOMOSPEL »

By Nephy Lim DO MO SPEL  (də mos-puhl) n. [DOM, from DOMIONION n. - 1400–50; late Middle English  < Middle French  < Medieval Latin *dominiōn-  (stem of *dominiō ) lordship, property, ownership).] [GOSPEL: Middle English go (d ) spell, Old English gōdspell  ( see good, spell2 ); translation of Greek euangélion  good news; see evangel] […]

EVANGULLIBLE »

EVANGULLIBLE [ee-van guhl’-uh-buhl] [Evangelical: 1525–35;  < Late Latin evangelicus  (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1]  [Gullible: easily taken in or tricked; earlier cullibility, probably connected to gull, a cant term for "dupe, sucker.” It is perhaps from the bird (see gull (n.), or from verb gull "to swallow" (1530, from O.Fr. goule, […]

EVANSCHULTZICAL »

EVANSCHULTZICAL [ee-van-shultz’-i-kuhl, [evangelical: 1525–35;  < Late Latin evangelicus  (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1] [Schultz: Oberfeldwebel (Master Sergeant) Hans Georg Schultz, serial number 23781 (John Banner) is Klink's bumbling, highly unmilitary 300-pound Sergeant of the Guard. Schultz is a basically good-hearted man who, when confronted by evidence of the prisoners' covert […]

EVANGELOCHAM »

EVANGELOCHAM [ih-van jel’ o kam] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.]  [Chameleon: 1300–50;  variant of chamaeleon  < Latin  < Greek chamailéōn,  equivalent to chamaí  on the ground, dwarf (akin to humus) + léōn lion; […]

EVANGOSTRICH »

EVANGOSTRICH [ih-van-jaw’-strich] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.] [ostrich: 1175–1225; Middle English ostrice, ostriche  < Old French ostrusce  (compare French autruche ) < Vulgar Latin *avistrūthius,  for Latin avis  bird + Late Latin strūthiō […]

EVANGELEPHANT »

EVANGELEPHANT [[ih-van-jel’-uh-fuhnt] [evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.] [c.1300, olyfaunt, from O.Fr. oliphant, from L. elephantus, from Gk. elephas (gen. elephantos) "elephant, ivory," probably from a non-I.E. language, likely via Phoenician (cf. Hamitic elu […]

MYSTICA SCRIPTURA »

MYSTICA SCRIPTURA [(mis'-tik-uh) (skriptər' uh)] [Mystica:1275–1325; Middle English mystic; Latin mysticus; Greek mystikós, equivalent to mýst (ēs) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -ic; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach] [Scriptura: 1250–1300; Middle English and Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure] The teaching that in Scripture all things are not plain, nor sufficient, nor […]

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