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Friday, February 02, 2007
  Translating κύριος in YOUR languages
David (Lingamish) has just completed a five part series on translating κύριος (the Greek word often rendered by "lord" in English). The five parts are:
Well worth a read, and your chance to contribute! David concludes:

Now it’s your turn. Please share an example from another language of how this word is translated in the Bible. What are some alternative words that might better capture the meaning of the original biblical term?

You might consider looking through some of the previous posts in this series for ideas of how κύριος was used in the Bible. (See the list at the start of this post)

Please include the following in your comments:

  1. The name of the language and a bit of information about where it is spoken.
  2. How the word κύριος is translated in that language.
  3. Modern usage of that word.
  4. Alternative words in that language that might better capture a particular sense of the word κύριος.
He already has English, Portuguese and Nyungwe. I'll bet Wayne will chip in with at least Cheyenne, over the next day or four I'll hope to add French (unless somebody else beats me to it) and Lingala. So, what languages can you and/or your friends add? Here's a chance to send a really interesting email to those missionaries and other foreigners whom you know ;-) getting their help too!

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