4041. periousios
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periousios: of one's own possession
Original Word: περιούσιος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: periousios
Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-oo'-see-os)
Short Definition: costly, specially chosen
Definition: costly, treasured, select, specially chosen.

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4041 perioúsios (from 4012 /perí, "all-around, encompassing" and 1511 /eínai, "being, to exist") – properly, what exists in abundance (plenteousness) and hence of surpassing value. This describes believers because they belong to the Lord as His prized treasure ("peculiar," special possession). 4041 (perioúsios) is used only in Tit 2:14.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of peri and eimi
of one's own possession
NASB Translation
possession (1).

STRONGS NT 4041: περιούσιος

περιούσιος, περιούσιον (from περιων, περιουσα, participle of the verb περίειμι, to be over and above — see ἐπιούσιος; hence, περιουσία, abundance, plenty; riches, wealth, property), that which is one's own, belongs to one's possessions: λαός περιούσιος, a people selected by God from the other nations for his own possession, Titus 2:14; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 64 [ET]; in the Sept. for סְגֶלָּה עַם (Exodus 19:5); Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18. (Cf. Lightfoot 'Fresh Revision' etc. Appendix ii.)


From the present participle feminine of a compound of peri and eimi; being beyond usual, i.e. Special (one's own) -- peculiar.

see GREEK eimi

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