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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Greek word: φρυγω
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φρυγω

The verb φρυγω (phrugo) means to roast or parch. It's not used in the New Testament, but from it derives the noun φρυγανον (phruganon), denoting a dry stick to be used for kindling. This noun is used once, namely in Acts 28:3.

The adjective φρυγιος (phrugios) meaning dry is identical to the ethnonym meaning Phrygian (neither word occurs in the Bible). This is an etymological coincidence, but probably nevertheless attractive as a popular explanation of the name Phrygia.


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