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|Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Greek term or phrase: athanasia|
|this word means immortality in 1Cr 15:53,54, of the bible.|
Does it mean there's an absence of death and death doesn't occur? Such an immortality is suggested as a property of god as well as angels.
Or does it mean there's an alternative to death where death does exist but is avoided by some means? Where one has the capacity to die but does not.
Aaron, I'm not sure whether this is a language question or a philosophical one. What would be an example of the second case? Someone can die but does not... Like in Highlander? That's "athanasia" too. If you mean that someone is sick but avoids death for the moment by taking medication, then I'd use "επέκταση της ζωής", i.e. "extension of one's life", not immortality.
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being immortal, living forever, imperishableness, posthumous fame, fame after death.
Therer are also the following words in greek that describe immortal:
αιώνιος, άφθαρτος αλλά και απέθαντος
Babiniotis Dictionary of the Hellenic Language
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