685. ara
Lexical Summary
ara: a prayer, curse
Original Word: ἀρά
Transliteration: ara
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-ah')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a prayer, curse
Meaning: a prayer, curse
Strong's Concordance

Probably from airo; properly, prayer (as lifted to Heaven), i.e. (by implication) imprecation -- curse.

see GREEK airo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 685: ἄρα (3)

ἄρα (3), ἄρας, ,

1. a prayer; a supplication; much more often

2. an imprecation, curse, malediction (cf. κατάρα); so in Romans 3:14 (cf. Psalm 9:28 ()), and often in the Sept. (In both senses in native Greek writings from Homer down.)


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