esoptron: a mirror (i.e. an object for looking into)Original Word: ἔσοπτρον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
a mirror, looking-glass (made of highly polished metal).
2072 ésoptron – a metallic mirror (not made of glass). Ancient mirrors (merely made of polished metal) only produced an indistinct image (reflection). So, to get an accurate picture (reflection) the viewer had to look from several different angles ("standpoints"). This has profound implications in "doing theology"!
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and the fut. of horaóDefinition
a mirror (i.e. an object for looking into)NASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2072: ἔσοπτρονἔσοπτρον
), a mirror
: 1 Corinthians 13:12
; James 1:23
. (Wis. 7:26; Sir. 12:11; Pindar
Nem. 7, 20; Anacreon
(<530 b.c.="">) 11, (7 (6)) 3; Plutarch; others) The mirrors of the ancients were made, not of glass (cf. B. D. under the word , at the end), but of steel; Pliny, h. n. 33 (9) 45; 34, (17) 48 (but see the passages just referred to, and B. D. under the word mirror).<1>