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ADORN, ADORNING

(1) Noun:

kosmos (2889), "a harmonious arrangement or order," then, "adornment, decoration," came to denote "the world, or the universe, as that which is divinely arranged." The meaning "adorning" is found in <1 Pet. 3:3>. Elsewhere it signifies "the world." Cf. kosmios, decent, modest, <1 Tim. 2:9; 3:2>..

(2) Verb:

kosmeo (2885), primarily "to arrange, to put in order" (Eng., "cosmetic"), is used of furnishing a room, <Matt. 12:44; Luke 11:25>, and of trimming lamps, <Matt. 25:7>. Hence, "to adorn, to ornament," as of garnishing tombs, <Matt. 23:29>; buildings, <Luke 21:5; Rev. 21:19>; one's person, <1 Tim. 2:9; 1 Pet. 3:5; Rev. 21:2>; metaphorically, of "adorning a doctrine, <Titus 2:10>. See GARNISH, TRIM.#

(from Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)

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