Braided (AV, Broided) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Braided (AV, Broided)

[ 1,,G4117, plegma ]
signifies what is woven" (from pleko, "to weave, plait"), whether a net or basket (Josephus uses it of the ark of bulrushes in which the infant Moses was laid), or of a web, plait, braid. It is used in 1 Timothy 2:9, of "braided hair," which the Vulgate signifies as "ringlets, curls."

Notes:

(1) Cp. emploke, 1 Peter 3:3, "plaiting," i.e., intertwining the hair in ornament.



(2) "Broided" is to be distinguished from broidered, which means to adorn with needlework (not to plait).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words