Riddled



noun
1.
a question or statement so framed as to exercise one’s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum.
2.
a puzzling question, problem, or matter.
3.
a puzzling thing or person.
4.
any enigmatic or dark saying or speech.
verb (used without object), riddled, riddling.
5.
to propound riddles; speak enigmatically.
verb (used with object), riddled, riddling.
1.
to pierce with many holes, suggesting those of a sieve:
to riddle the target.
2.
to fill or affect with (something undesirable, weakening, etc.):
a government riddled with graft.
3.
to impair or refute completely by persistent verbal attacks:
to riddle a person’s reputation.
4.
to sift through a riddle, as gravel; screen.
noun
5.
a coarse sieve, as one for sifting sand in a foundry.
noun
1.
a question, puzzle, or verse so phrased that ingenuity is required for elucidation of the answer or meaning; conundrum
2.
a person or thing that puzzles, perplexes, or confuses; enigma
verb
3.
to solve, explain, or interpret (a riddle or riddles)
4.
(intransitive) to speak in riddles
verb (transitive)
1.
(usually foll by with) to pierce or perforate with numerous holes: riddled with bullets
2.
to damage or impair
3.
to put through a sieve; sift
4.
to fill or pervade: the report was riddled with errors
noun
5.
a sieve, esp a coarse one used for sand, grain, etc

(Heb. hodah). The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12-18). The parabolic prophecy in Ezek. 17:2-18 is there called a “riddle.” It was rather, however, an allegory. The word “darkly” in 1 Cor. 13:12 is the rendering of the Greek enigma; marg., “in a riddle.”

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