Tryphaena and Tryphosa
(Trupainan kai Trupwsan
). Probably sisters and possibly twins. Both names come from the same root, the verb trupaw
, to live luxuriously ( James 5:5
). Denney suggests "Dainty and Disdain." Persis
). A freedwoman was so named. She is not Paul's "beloved," but the "beloved" of the whole church.