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ἀρρα^βών , ῶνος, ,
A.earnest-money, caution-money, deposited by the purchaser and forfeited if the purchase is not completed, “. δοῦναί τινοςIs.8.20, cf. Arist.Pol.1259a12, Stilpoap.D.L.2.118, BGU446.18 (ii A. D.): pl., deposits required from public contractors, IPE12.32B34 (Olbia).
2. generally, pledge, earnest,τὴν τέχνην ἔχοντες . τοῦ ζῆνAntiph.123.6; “τοῦ δυστυχεῖν . . . ἔχεινMen.697, cf. LXX Ge. 38.17,18, Ep.Eph.1.14.
3. present, bribe, Plu.Galb.17. (Semitic, prob. Phoenician, word, Hebr. 'ērābōn: freq. written ἀραβών, UPZ 67.14 (ii B.C.), Ep.Eph. l. c., etc.)
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    • Isaeus, Ciron, 20
    • New Testament, Ephesians, 1.14
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 18
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 38.17
    • Plutarch, Galba, 17
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