brefos v. paidion
winberyc at speedgate.net
Wed Dec 1 22:19:26 EST 1999
>Well I suppose y'all knew it was coming; but I wish to ask after the
>specific meaning of brefos and paidion. What ages are denoted by these
>terms (beyond the general 'infant' and 'youth'). Is there any source which
>says something like "a brefos is a baby from birth to weaning; whilst a
>paidion is a toddler from 2 and up to the teen years". (thats just an
>example- to give some notion of what I am looking for).
Jim, I'm talking without my reference tools here, but I think that BREFOS
is used for a new-born (perhaps even an unborn) while PAIDION can refer to
an infant but also to a child that is grown. The statement about Timothy is
that "from infancy (BREFOS) you have" . . .
Perhaps a check of TWNT could give more exact info. But I don't pack it around.
Dr. Carlton L. Winbery
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