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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which is agreeable to the senses or delightful; as, a delicacy of flavor.

2. (a.) Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.

3. (a.) Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.

4. (a.) Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.

5. (a.) Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.

6. (n.) The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.

7. (a.) That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.

8. (a.) Pleasure; gratification; delight.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

del'-i-ka-si (to strenos): Found only in Revelation 18:3, King James Version: "The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." the Revised Version (British and American) has very properly changed delicacies to "wantonness," and "luxury" in the margin, which is much nearer to the original.

4764. strenos -- insolent luxury
... delicacy, luxury. Akin to stereos; a "straining", "strenuousness" or "strength",
ie (figuratively) luxury (voluptuousness) -- delicacy. see GREEK stereos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7391. rok -- tenderness, delicacy
... 7390, 7391. rok. 7392 . tenderness, delicacy. Transliteration: rok Phonetic
Spelling: (roke) Short Definition: refinement. Word ...
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4303. matam -- tasty or savory food, dainties
... dainty meat, savoury meat. Or (feminine) matiammah {mat-am-maw'}; from ta'am; a
delicacy -- dainty (meat), savoury meat. see HEBREW ta'am. 4302, 4303. ...
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4516. manammim -- delicacies, dainties
... Word Origin from naem Definition delicacies, dainties NASB Word Usage delicacies
(1). dainty. From na'em; a delicacy -- dainty. see HEBREW na'em. 4515, 4516. ...
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4574. maadan -- a dainty (food), delight
... Or (feminine) maadannah {mah-ad-an-naw'}; from adan; a delicacy or (abstractly)
pleasure (adverbially, cheerfully) -- dainty, delicately, delight. ...
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The Kind of Food which is Considered the Greater Delicacy by Them.
... Prolegomena. Chapter XI. The kind of food which is considered the greater
delicacy by them. I pass over, too, that difficult and ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xi the kind of.htm

Whether Effeminacy* is Opposed to Perseverance? [*Mollities ...
... Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher says (Ethic. vii, 7) that "delicacy is a kind
of effeminacy." But to be delicate seems akin to intemperance. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether effeminacy is opposed to.htm

Whether Temperance is About the Pleasures Proper to the Taste?
... 4,7: "temperance and intemperance are about the same things, and so are continence
and incontinence, perseverance, and effeminacy," to which delicacy pertains. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether temperance is about the.htm

Tryphena and Tryphosa
... He not only displays his intimate knowledge of the persons saluted, but his beautiful
delicacy and ingenuity in the varying epithets applied to them shows how ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/tryphena and tryphosa.htm

Translator's Preface
... detail further than to find a position from which to "edify" the reader, and he
treats this episode in his life with his characteristic delicacy and reticence. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/translators preface.htm

A Libation to Jehovah
... to pleasure him. Who would have looked for such delicacy of feeling and
such enthusiastic self-surrender in such men? They stand ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a libation to jehovah.htm

The Woman which was a Sinner
... We understand the infinite delicacy that left her unnamed, the record of whose much
forgiveness' and great love had to be joined to that of her much sin. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxi the woman which.htm

Letter xviii. Marriage.
... very unhappy. Particularly, if you possess a refined sensibility yourself,
you must look for delicacy of feeling in a companion. A ...
/.../a practical directory for young christian females/letter xviii marriage.htm

... objects. There is something of over-sensitiveness and over-delicacy which
shows not innocence, but an inflammable imagination. And ...
// preached at brighton/x purity.htm

George Buchanan, Scholar
... be a relief to the mind of one who believes in her guilt on other grounds; a relief
when one finds in them a tenderness, a sweetness, a delicacy, a magnificent ...
/.../kingsley/historical lectures and essays/george buchanan scholar.htm

Delicacy (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) That which is agreeable to the senses
or delightful; as, a delicacy of flavor. 2. (a.) Nicety ...
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Delicacies (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Plural of Delicacy. Multi-Version Concordance
Delicacies (7 Occurrences). Genesis 49:20 Asher's bread ...
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Birds (125 Occurrences)
... This change from regarding the stork as a delicacy to its protection by a death
penalty merely indicates the hold the characteristics of the bird had taken on ...
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Delicate (32 Occurrences)
... 13. (a.) Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate
thermometer. 14. (n.) A choice dainty; a delicacy. 15. ...
/d/delicate.htm - 19k

Virgin (62 Occurrences)
... He must have been lacking, not only in the sense of truthfulness, but also in the
elementary instinct of delicacy, to have invaded the privacy of the most ...
/v/virgin.htm - 64k

Vulture (16 Occurrences)
... it on the rocks until the marrow could be secured. This was a favorite
delicacy. This bird was fond of tortoise also, and is said ...
/v/vulture.htm - 14k

Onesimus (2 Occurrences)
... And Paul does this for him both in the Epistle to the Colossians and in that to
Philemon. With what exquisite delicacy is Onesimus introduced! ...
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Lightness (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The state, condition, or quality, of being light
or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace. ...
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Lapwing (2 Occurrences)
... circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the plover's
eggs of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is ...
/l/lapwing.htm - 8k

Goat (92 Occurrences)
... (Comp. Jeremiah 50:8.). (3.) Hebrews gedi, properly a kid. Its flesh was a delicacy
among the Hebrews (Genesis 27:9, 14, 17; Judges 6:19). ...
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Bible Concordance
Delicacy (1 Occurrence)

Song of Songs 7:13 The mandrakes give out a sweet smell, and at our doors are all sorts of good fruits, new and old, which I have kept for my loved one.
(See NIV)



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