Cost, Costliness, Costly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Cost, Costliness, Costly

[ A-1,Noun,G1160, dapane ]
expense, cost" (from dapto, "to tear;" from a root dap, meaning "to divide"), is found in Luke 14:28, in the Lord's illustration of counting the "cost" of becoming His disciple. Cp. dapanao, "to spend," and its compounds, under CHARGE, SPEND.

[ A-2,Noun,G5094, timiotes ]
"costliness" (from timios, "valued at great price, precious;" See No. 3, below), is connected with time, "honor, price," and used in Revelation 18:19, in reference to Babylon.

[ B-1,Adjective,G5093, timios ]
akin to A, No. 2, is translated "costly" in 1 Corinthians 3:12, of "costly" stones, in a metaphorical sense (AV, "precious"). Cp. Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12, Revelation 18:16; Revelation 21:19. See DEAR, HONORABLE, PRECIOUS, REPUTATION.

[ B-2,Adjective,G4185, poluteles ]
primarily, "the very end or limit" (from polus, "much," telos, "revenue"), with reference to price, of highest "cost," very expensive, is said of spikenard, Mark 14:3; raiment, 1 Timothy 2:9; metaphorically, of a meek and quiet spirit, 1 Peter 3:4, "of great price;" cp. No. 1 and A, No. 2, above. See PRECIOUS, PRICE.

[ B-3,Adjective,G4186, polutimos ]
lit., "of great value" (See A, No. 2 and B, No. 1), is used of a pearl, Matthew 13:46; of spikenard, John 12:3 (RV, "very precious," AV "very costly"). See PRICE. The comparative polutimo(, "much more precious," is used in 1 Peter 1:7.

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