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Strong's #1102 - γναφεύς

Root Word (Etymology)
by variation for a derivative from knapto (to tease cloth)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. a fuller
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3526 ‑ כָּבַס (kaw‑bas');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


By variation for a derivative from κνάπτω knaptō (to tease cloth)

κνάπτω (v. sub fin.),

1. card or comb wool, dress or full cloth (either with teasel or comb), ἱμάτια Dsc. 4.159; παρ' ἐμοὶ πόκος οὐ κνάπτεται Xenocr. ap. D.L. 4.10.

2. of torture, ἐπ' ἀσπαλάθων κνάπτοντες Pl. R. 616a (cf. κνάφος 11): generally, mangle, tear, μάστιγι Cratin. 275: Pass., δίνᾳ κναπτόμενοι, of bodies mangled against rocks, A. Pers. 576 (lyr.); ἐκνάπτετ' αἰέν, of Hector's body, S. Aj. 1031, cf. Philostr. VA 6.40.

3. κ. γλῶσσαν, = συνέχειν ἐντὸς τῶν ὀδόντων, Com.Adesp. 1313 (= Trag.Adesp. 224). (Acc.Sch. Ar. Pl. 166, κνάπτω, κναφεύς, etc., were old Att., γνάπτω, γναφεύς, etc., later Att., confirmed by Inscrr.: forms in γν - are found in Ionic, Papyri, and later Gr., e.g. Dsc. l.c.; κνάμπτ - Pl.l.c. (as v.l.), Philostr.l.c.: cf. Welsh cnaif 'fleece', Engl. nap (on cloth), Lett. knâbt 'pick', 'peck'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

γναφεύς, γναφέως, (also (earlier) κναφεύς, from γνάπτω or κνάπτω to card), a fuller: Mark 9:3. (Herodotus, Xenophon, and following; the Sept. Isaiah 7:3; Isaiah 36:2; 2 Kings 18:17.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

γναφεύς , -έως , ,

Ion, and κοινή form of Att... κναφεύς

(< κνάπτω , to card wool),

[in LXX for H3526, 2 Kings 18:17, Isaiah 7:3; Isaiah 36:2 *;]

a fuller, cloth-dresser: Mark 9:3.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 59.10 (B.C. 160) τῷ γναφεῖ , P Oxy IV. 736.37 (c. A.D. I) τὸ περι ̣δ [ι ]πνο (ν ) Ἀθη ( ) γναφέω (ς ), ";the funeral feast of Athe . . . the fuller"; (Edd.), ib. III. 527.3 (ii/iii A.D.) περὶ Σερήνου τοῦ γναφέως , al. For the verb (MGr γνάφω ) cf. P Oxy X. 1346 (? ii/A.D.) ἐν τῇ (?)] πόλει γέγναπ ̣τ ̣α ̣ι ̣ καὶ κακῶς ἐγνάφη . On the fullers’ tax, see Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 226 f.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
γναφευς γναφεύς γναφεὺς γναφέως κναφέως gnapheus gnapheùs
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