Peculiarly



[pi-kyool-yer] /pɪˈkyul yər/

adjective
1.
strange; queer; odd:
peculiar happenings.
2.
uncommon; unusual:
the peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats.
3.
distinctive in nature or character from others.
4.
belonging characteristically (usually followed by to):
an expression peculiar to Canadians.
5.
belonging exclusively to some person, group, or thing:
the peculiar properties of a drug.
6.
Astronomy. designating a star or galaxy with special properties that deviates from others of its spectral type or galaxy class.
noun
7.
a property or privilege belonging exclusively or characteristically to a person.
8.
British. a particular parish or church that is exempted from the jurisdiction of the ordinary or bishop in whose diocese it lies and is governed by another.
9.
peculiars, Also called arbitraries. British Printing. special characters not generally included in standard type fonts, as phonetic symbols, mathematical symbols, etc.
/pɪˈkjuːlɪə/
adjective
1.
strange or unusual; odd: a peculiar individual, a peculiar idea
2.
distinct from others; special
3.
(postpositive) foll by to. belonging characteristically or exclusively (to): peculiar to North America
noun
4.
(printing) Also called arbitrary. a special sort, esp an accented letter
5.
(Church of England) a church or parish that is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary in whose diocese it lies
adj.

mid-15c., “belonging exclusively to one person,” from Latin peculiaris “of one’s own (property),” from peculium “private property,” literally “property in cattle” (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu “cattle, flock,” related to pecus “cattle” (see pecuniary). Meaning “unusual” is first attested c.1600 (earlier “distinguished, special,” 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.

as used in the phrase “peculiar people” in 1 Pet. 2:9, is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version (“a people for God’s own possession”), a special possession or property. The church is the “property” of God, his “purchased possession” (Eph. 1:14; R.V., “God’s own possession”).

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