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AMAIN

a-man' (translated from the Greek eis phugen hormesan, "they rushed to flight"):

The word is composed of the prefix "a" and the word "main," meaning "force." The expression is used by Milton, Parker, et al., but in Biblical literature found only in 2 Macc 12:22 where used to describe the flight of Timotheus and his army after he suffered defeat at the hands of Judas Maccabee ("They fled amain," i.e. violently and suddenly).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AMAIN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T432>. 1915.

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