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εὐαγγέλιον 1 from εὐάγγελος

I.the reward of good tidings, given to the messenger, Od.; in pl., εὐαγγέλια θύειν to make a thankoffering for good tidings, Xen., etc.; εὐαγγελίων θυσίαι Aeschin.; εὐαγγέλια στεφανοῦν τινα to crown one for good news, Ar. Christian sense, the Glad Tidings, i. e. the Gospel (Saxon gode-spell), NTest.

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