Savor (usually רֵיחִ, rich, a smell or scent, as elsewhere rendered; ὁσμή, elsewhere "odor;" but a perfume is Chald. נַיחוֹת., nichoth, incense; εὐωδία; and a stink is Hebrews בַּאִשׁ). Besides its literal sense, this word is used metaphorically to imply character or reputation, and also the degree of acceptance with which any person or thing is received (2Co 2:14, etc.). In Mt 16:23; Mr 8:33, φρονέω, to think, is rendered "savor." in the sense of being flavored with (or, as the old Saxon use of the verb seems to warrant, in the entirely different signification of being mended; see Bible Educator, 4, 208). So in Mt 5:13, μωραίνω, to become foolish, is applied to the loss of that sharp quality in salt by which it renders other bodies agreeable to the taste. SEE SALT.

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