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Ape

An animal rudely resembling the human race. The tribe may be familiarly distinguished as monkeys, apes, and baboons. Solomon imported them from Ophir, 1 Kings 10:22 2 Chronicles 9:21. They were at one time worshipped in Egypt; and still are adored in some parts of India, where one traveller describes a magnificent temple dedicated to the monkey. There may be an allusion to large apes or baboons, literally "hairy ones," in Le 17:7 Isaiah 13:21 34:13.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
An animal of the monkey tribe (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 9:21). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos, both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadae, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes.

2. (n.) One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.

3. (n.) A dupe.

4. (v. t.) To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APE

ap (qoph): The word occurs only in the two parallel passages (1 Kings 10:22 2 Chronicles 9:21) in which the magnificence of Solomon is illustrated by the things which are brought to him from foreign countries. Apes are mentioned with gold, silver, ivory and peacocks. Peacocks are natives of India and Ceylon. Apes and ivory may have been brought from India or Africa. Gold and silver may have come from these or other quarters. An Indian origin may be inferred from the fact that the Hebrew qoph, the Greek kebos and the English "ape" are akin to the Sanskrit "kapi", which is referred to the root kap, kamp, "to tremble"; but the question of the source of these imports depends upon what is understood by TARSHISH and OPHIR (which see). Canon Cheyne in Encyclopedia Biblica (s.v. "Peacock") proposes a reading which would give "gold, silver, ivory and precious stones" instead of "gold, silver, ivory, apes and peacocks." Assuming, however, that animals are here referred to, the word ape should be understood to mean some kind of monkey. The word "ape" is sometimes used for the tail-less apes or anthropoids such as the gorilla, the chimpanzee and the orangutang, as opposed to the tailed kinds, but this distinction is not strictly held to, and the usage seems formerly to have been freer than now.

Alfred Ely Day

Greek
4381. prosopolemptes -- an accepter of a face, ie a respecter of ...
... accepter of a face, ie a respecter of persons. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: prosopolemptes Phonetic Spelling: (pros-o-pol-ape'-tace) Short ...
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354. analempsis -- a taking up
... a taking up. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: analempsis Phonetic
Spelling: (an-al'-ape-sis) Short Definition: a taking up, lifting up Definition ...
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3336. metalempsis -- taking, receiving, sharing
... taking, receiving, sharing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: metalempsis
Phonetic Spelling: (met-al'-ape-sis) Short Definition: participation ...
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678. aprosopolemptos -- not accepting the person, ie without ...
... accepting the person, ie without respect of persons. Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: aprosopolemptos Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ros-o-pol-ape'-tos) Short ...
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423. anepilemptos -- without reproach
... without reproach. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: anepilemptos Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ep-eel'-ape-tos) Short Definition: irreproachable Definition ...
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4380. prosopolempteo -- to have respect of persons
... to have respect of persons. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prosopolempteo
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-o-pol-ape-teh'-o) Short Definition: I show partiality ...
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484. antilempsis -- a laying hold of, help
... a laying hold of, help. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: antilempsis
Phonetic Spelling: (an-til'-ape-sis) Short Definition: help, ministration ...
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4382. prosopolempsia -- respect of persons
... respect of persons. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prosopolempsia
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-o-pol-ape-see'-ah) Short Definition: partiality ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6971. qoph -- an ape
... an ape. Transliteration: qoph Phonetic Spelling: (kofe) Short Definition: apes.
Word Origin of foreign origin Definition an ape NASB Word Usage apes (2). ape. ...
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Library

In the Body of the Ape the Good of Beauty is Present, Though in a ...
... Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manich├Žans. Chapter 15. "In the Body
of the Ape the Good of Beauty is Present, Though in a Less Degree. ...
/.../chapter 15 name the body.htm

Religious Dangers
... acacia copses, and groups of date trees round the lonely well, that nature shews
herself too strong for man, and crushes him down to the likeness of the ape. ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon x religious dangers.htm

Night
... Pepi broke the silence once. "Shall we drop the ape first, my Lady?". ... And here, too,
was the other faithful suggestion of her lost love"the pet ape. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xxxiv night.htm

The Promised Land
... Since there were no children in their house, Senci and the murket spoiled Anubis,
and in the eyes of his devoted master the ape had earned his soft life. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xlvii the promised land.htm

The Image of Self.
... When the painter had left the chapel, a pet ape of Aretino's came in, and having
during the day seen the artist at work, he took up brush and colours, and began ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/lx the image of self.htm

Rondelet, {7} the Huguenot Naturalist {8}
... He is somewhat like Socrates in face, and in character likewise; in him, as in Socrates,
the demigod and the satyr, the man and the ape, are struggling for the ...
/.../kingsley/historical lectures and essays/rondelet 7 the huguenot naturalist.htm

The Scaffolding Left in the Body
... The connection, if any, between Man and Ape is simply that the most Man-like thing
in creation is the Ape, and that, in his Ascent, Man probably passed through ...
/.../the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter ii the scaffolding left.htm

Appendix
... In the second place, if the Anti-christ is to be a perfect counterfeit of the true
Christ, if he is to ape the millennial Christ as set forth in Old Testament ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/appendix.htm

Small Good Things in Comparison with Greater are Called by ...
... are called by contrary names in comparison with greater things; as in the form of
a man because the beauty is greater, the beauty of the ape in comparison with ...
/.../chapter 14 name good things.htm

The Suicide of Thought
... They are both movements in the brain of a bewildered ape?" The young sceptic says,
"I have a right to think for myself." But the old sceptic, the complete ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chesterton/orthodoxy/iii the suicide of thought.htm

Thesaurus
Ape
... No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions. Noah
Webster's Dictionary. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. APE. ...
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Zoology
... For further notices of animals in the following list, see the articles referring
to them: Mammals: PRIMATES: Ape INSECTIVORA: Hedgehog. ...
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Thresher (1 Occurrence)
... It is found both upon the American and the European coasts. Called also fox shark,
sea ape, sea fox, slasher, swingle-tail, and thrasher shark. ...
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Mimic
... 2. (n.) One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist;
a buffoon. 3. (vt) To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. ...
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Adult (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and
strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age. ...
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Apartment (4 Occurrences)

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Apella (1 Occurrence)

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Sham (1 Occurrence)
... pretenses. 5. (vt) To obtrude by fraud or imposition. 6. (vt) To assume the
manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign. 7 ...
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Ape

Ape in Solomon's Zoological Collections

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