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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.

2. (n.) That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.

3. (n.) A term of fondness.

4. (superl.) Rare; valuable; costly.

5. (superl.) Delicious to the palate; toothsome.

6. (superl.) Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.

7. (superl.) Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dan'-tis (maT`ammoth, "things full of taste," man`ammim, ma`adhan; liparos, "fat," "shining"): Jacob is represented as predicting of Asher, "He shall yield royal dainties" (Genesis 49:20; compare parallel clause, "His bread shall be fat," and Deuteronomy 33:24, "Let him dip his foot in oil"). David, praying to be delivered from the ways of "men that work inquiry," cries, "Let me not eat of their dainties" (Psalm 141:4). The man who sitteth "to eat with a ruler" (Proverbs 23:1-3) is counseled, "If thou be a man given to appetite, be not desirous of his dainties; seeing they are deceitful food" (compare John's words in the woes upon Babylon (Revelation 18:14), "All things that were dainties and sumptuous are perished from thee," and Homer's Iliad (Pope). xviii.456). "Dainties," then, are luxuries, costly, delicate and rare. This idea is common to all the words thus rendered; naturally associated with kings' tables, and with the lives of those who are lovers of pleasure and luxury. By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the simple and righteous life which wisdom sanctions. They are also "offered not from genuine hospitality, but with some by-ends." He should also shun the dainties of the miser (Proverbs 23:6), who counts the cost (Proverbs 23:7 the Revised Version, margin) of every morsel that his guest eats.


George B. Eager

5171. truphao -- to live luxuriously
... See 5172 (). 5171 ("indulging in dainty living") is only used in Js 5:5.
["Dainty living" in NT times included going to the public ...
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5172. truphe -- softness, daintiness, luxuriousness
... brought on by self-indulgence (luxury); (figuratively) moral and spiritual breakdown
("enfeeblement") from over-indulging in dainty ("delicate") things, ie ...
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3045. liparos -- oily, fatty, fig. rich
... rich NASB Word Usage luxurious (1). dainty, luxurious. From lipos (grease); fat,
ie (figuratively) sumptuous -- dainty. (lipara) -- 1 Occurrence. 3044, 3045. ...
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3953. paropsis -- a side dish of delicacies
... Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: paropsis Phonetic Spelling: (par-op-sis')
Short Definition: a bowl, dish, platter Definition: prop: a dainty side-dish ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3955. lashad -- juice, juicy or dainty bit, a dainty
... 3954, 3955. lashad. 3956 . juice, juicy or dainty bit, a dainty. Transliteration:
lashad Phonetic Spelling: (lesh-ad') Short Definition: baked. ...
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4574. maadan -- a dainty (food), delight
... a dainty (food), delight. Transliteration: maadan or maadannah Phonetic Spelling:
(mah-ad-awn') Short Definition: dainties. ... dainty, delicately, delight. ...
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6026. anog -- to be soft, delicate, dainty
... 6025, 6026. anog. 6027 . to be soft, delicate, dainty. Transliteration: anog
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-nag') Short Definition: delight. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6028. anog -- dainty
... 6027, 6028. anog. 6029 . dainty. Transliteration: anog Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-nogue') Short Definition: delicate. Word Origin from ...
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5730a. eden -- a luxury, dainty, delight
... 5730, 5730a. eden. 5730b . a luxury, dainty, delight. Transliteration:
eden Short Definition: delicacies. Word Origin from an unused ...
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5730. eden -- a luxury, dainty, delight
... 5729, 5730. eden. 5730a . a luxury, dainty, delight. Transliteration: eden
Phonetic Spelling: (ay'-den) Short Definition: delicate. delicate, delight, pleasure ...
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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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8378. taavah -- a desire
... desirable (1). dainty, desire, exceedingly, greedily, lusting, pleasant. From
'avah (abbreviated); a longing; by implication, a delight ...
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3859. laham -- to swallow greedily
... Definition: morsels. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to swallow greedily
NASB Word Usage dainty morsels (2). wound. A primitive ...
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Acts ii. 37
... people." (v.47.) It seems to me that in mentioning "bread," he here signifies fasting
and hard life; for they "took their portion of food," not of dainty fare. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily vii acts ii 37.htm

Tryphena and Tryphosa
... Two dainty women, probably belonging to a class in which a delicate withdrawal from
effort and toil was thought to be the woman's distinctive mark, had fled ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/tryphena and tryphosa.htm

Letter cxvii. To a Mother and Daughter Living in Gaul.
... Still if you cannot put up with her dainty ways and feel obliged to shun them, and
if your mother really is, as people so often say, a woman of the world, you ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cxvii to a mother.htm

Acts x. 44, 46
... There were they hiding, some in tombs and sepulchres, some in deserts: yes tender
and dainty women too, fighting all the while with constant hunger. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxiv acts x 44.htm

... God the Father adopts a man as his child, God the Son dies for that man, God the
Holy Ghost inspires that man; and shall we be more dainty than God? ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xv antipathies.htm

... And if God be with them, who dare be against them? Shall we be more dainty than
God? ... Shall we be more dainty than God? more fastidious than God? ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/sermons for the times/sermon xxi toleration.htm

On Eating.
... Besides, those dainty tastes, which trouble themselves about rich dishes, drive
to practices of ill-repute, daintiness, gluttony, greed, voracity, insatiability ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clement/the instructor paedagogus/chap i on eating.htm

In one of the Few Remaining Streets of Rome which the Vandal Hand ...
... He had not an atom of serious thought in his remark, any more than in the dainty
verses he was wont to append to his pictures"verses which he turned out with ...
//christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/xvii in one of the.htm

On Clothes.
... foolish. And what are these things which He specifies? Luxury, voluptuousness,
rich cooking, dainty feeding, gluttony. These are ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter xi name clothes.htm

A Moment's Flashing Glance of Half-Amused Dismay at Angela...
... vision occupies my thoughts,"it is a suggestion of beauty and deliciousness in a
particularly ugly and irksome world,"but to ask such a dainty creature as ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/xii a moments flashing glance.htm

Dainty (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS). ... See DELICATE; FOOD, etc.
George B. Eager. Multi-Version Concordance Dainty (7 Occurrences). ...
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Goodly (46 Occurrences)
... stones"; lampros ("bright") in James 2:2, "goodly apparel," the Revised Version
(British and American) "fine clothing," and Revelation 18:14, "dainty and goodly ...
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Whisperer (4 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV). Proverbs 18:8 The words of a whisperer are as dainty
morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts. (See JPS ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Innermost (22 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV). Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they
go down into a person's innermost parts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS). ...
/i/innermost.htm - 13k

Daintily (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously;
fastidiously; deliciously; prettily. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Delicate (32 Occurrences)
... 11. (a.) of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious. 12. ... 14. (n.) A choice
dainty; a delicacy. 15. (n.) A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person. ...
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Meats (9 Occurrences)
... DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS). ... (Root in KJV BBE WBS). Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread
of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: (KJV). ...
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Morsels (5 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV). Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty
morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts. ...
/m/morsels.htm - 7k

Dais (3 Occurrences)

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Dainties (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Plural of Dainty. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS). dan'-tis (maT`ammoth ...
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Dainty (7 Occurrences)

Revelation 18:14
The fruits which your soul lusted after have been lost to you, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous have perished from you, and you will find them no more at all.

Job 33:20
So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

Proverbs 23:6
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

Proverbs 26:22
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

Jeremiah 6:2
The fair and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will be cut off by my hand.
(See NAS)

Habakkuk 1:16
therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; for by them his portion is become fat, and his meat dainty.



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