periousios: of one's own possessionOriginal Word: περιούσιος, ονPart of Speech:
costly, specially chosenDefinition:
costly, treasured, select, specially chosen.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from a comp. of peri
of one's own possessionNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4041: περιούσιοςπεριούσιος
, 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
); Deuteronomy 7:6
; Deuteronomy 14:2
; Deuteronomy 26:18
. (Cf. Lightfoot
'Fresh Revision' etc. Appendix ii.)<1>
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