850. auchmeros
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auchmeros: dingy, dusky, obscure, dark, funereal
Original Word: αὐχμηρός, ά, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: auchmeros
Phonetic Spelling: (owkh-may-ros')
Short Definition: dingy, dusky, obscure, dark, funereal
Definition: (poetical, lit: dry and parched; then: squalid and rough), dingy, murky, obscure, dark, funereal.

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850 auxmērós – properly, dry ("dried out") from strong heat, producing dust (parched dirt); (figuratively) murky, filled with extraneous filth (suspended elements) which impede vision; "squalid . . . 'dingy, dusky, obscure, dark, funereal' " (Souter); dirty, miserable.

STRONGS NT 850: αὐχμηρός

αὐχμηρός, ἀυχμηρα, ἀυχμηρον (αὐχμέω to be squalid), squalid, dirty (Xenophon, Plato, and following), and since dirty things are destitute of brightness, dark: 2 Peter 1:19, Aristotle, de color. 3 τό λαμπρόν στιλβον ... τοὐναντίον ἀυχμηρον καί ἀλαμπες. (Hesychius, Suidas, Pollux).

dark, gloomy

From auchmos (probably from a base akin to that of aer) (dust, as dried by wind); properly, dirty, i.e. (by implication) obscure -- dark.

see GREEK aer

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