from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An important genus of ants, typical of the family Poneridæ, distributed throughout the tropics.
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 Literally, "disobeys evil" (apeithei ponera).
* Hina dunethete antistenai en te eme'ra te ponera:  1
Hina dunethete antistenai en te eme'ra te ponera, in order that ye may be able to withstand, i.e. successfully to resist, in the evil day.
2, "The Lord will deliver him in the time of trouble;" or as it is in the Sept. en hemera ponera; and Ps. 49, 5, "Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil;" Sept. en hemera ponera.