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οἰκουμένη, the inhabited world
pres. part of οἰκέω
- ( sc. γῆ) the inhabited world, a term used to designate the Greek world, as opp. to barbarian lands, Hdt., Dem., etc.:—so in Roman times, the Roman world, NTest.: metaph., ἡ οἰκ. ἡ μέλλουσα the world to come, i. e. the kingdom of Christ, id=NTest.