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Strong's #1668 - ἕλκος

probably from (G1670)
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  1. a wound, esp. a wound producing a discharge pus
  2. a sore, an ulcer
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7822 ‑ שְׁחִין (shekh‑een');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἕλκος, εος, τό,


1. wound, Il. 4.190, al. (never in Od.), Pi. P. 2.91, E. Tr. 1232 (pl.), etc.

2. festering wound, sore, ulcer, ἕ. ὕδρου the festering bite of a serpent, Il. 2.723; plague-ulcer, Th. 2.49, X. Eq. 5.1, etc. (Gal. 10.232 defines . as ἡ τῆς συνεχείας λύσις ἐν σαρκώδει μορίῳ, and both 1.1 and 1.2 are treated in Hp. Ulc.; . is applied to amputations in Art. 68.)

II metaph., wound, loss, Sol. 4.17, S. Ant. 652,al.; ἕ. δήμιον A. Ag. 640; ὑποκάρδιον ἕ. Theoc. 11.15; γίγνεται ἕ. ἐφ' ἕλκει Lib. 1063.6. (Orig. Ελκος, cf. Lat. ulcus, Skt. árśas (n.) 'haemorrhoid': - by influence of ἕλκω.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἕλκος, ἑλκεος (ἕλκους) (cf. Latinulcus,ulcerare; perhaps akin to ἕλκω (Etym. Magn. 331, 3; 641, 3), yet cf. Curtius, § 23), τό;

1. a wound, especially a suppurated wound; so in Homer and earlier writings.

2. from (Thucydides), Theophrastus, Polybius on, a sore, an ulcer: Revelation 16:2; plural, Luke 16:21; Revelation 16:11. (for שְׁחִין, Exodus 9:9; Job 2:7, etc.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἑλκος , -εος (-ους ), τό

[in LXX: Exodus 9:9-11, Leviticus 13:18-27, 2 Kings 20:7, Job 2:7 (H7822);]

1. a wound (Hom.).

2. a sore, an ulcer (Thuc., al.): Luke 16:21, Revelation 16:2; Revelation 16:11.†

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

Syll 802.114 (iii/B.C.) ὑπό του ἀγρίου ἕλκεος δεινῶς διακείμ [εν ]ος, 803.38 (iii/B.C.) ἀνὴρ ἐ [ντὸ ]ς τᾶς κοιλίας ἕλκος ἔχων. For ἕλκωσις, ";ulceration,"; see Vett. Val. pp. 3.4, 236.8.


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
έλκει ελκη έλκη ἕλκη ελκος έλκος ἕλκος έλκους ελκων ελκών ἑλκῶν elke elkē elkon elkōn elkos helke helkē hélke hélkē helkon helkôn helkōn helkō̂n helkos hélkos
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