When Alice went to Wonderland, she was met with a whole new strange world with interesting characters to boot.
Here is a little part of a conversation Alice had with Humpty Dumpty:
"Certainly," said Alice.
"And only one
for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!"
"I don't know what you mean by 'glory,'" Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously.
"Of course you don't--till I tell you. I meant 'There's a nice knock-down argument for you!'"
"But, 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument,'" Alice objected.
use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master--that's all."
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
"They've a temper, some of them--particularly verbs: they're the proudest--adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs--however, I
can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I
Oh if only Alice had asked Humpty Dumpty what aionios meant!
Most lexicons are like going down the same rabbit hole dear Alice went down. In that wonderland, words can mean anything a person wants them to mean. It's all based upon one's authority such as king Humpty Dumpty had to make words mean whatever he wanted them to mean.
By the way, Lewis Carroll, who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was good friends with George MacDonald and both were universalists.
Of course, Universalist means one who believes God will eternally torment people in hell . . . at least that's what they believe it means down the rabbit hole.