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Strong's #2066 - ἐσθής

from hennumi (to clothe)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. clothing, raiment, apparel
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐσθής, ῆτος,

Dor. ἐσθάς, ᾶτος, Pi. P. 4.79, 253, , acc. ἐσθήν SIG 1215.7 (Myconos, iii/ii B.C.): (ἕννυμι):

I clothing, raiment, χαλκόν τε χρυσόν τε ἅλις ἐσθῆτά τε δόντες Od. 5.38; χρηστηρία ἐ. the dress of prophetesses, A. Ag. 1270; Ἀργολὶς ἐ. Id. Supp. 237; μετρίᾳ ἐσθῆτι χρήσασθαι to dress simply, Th. 1.6: καθαρὰ ἐ., = Lat. toga pura, Nic. Dam. Fr. 127 J.; τὴν ἐσθῆτα μεταβαλεῖν, = Lat. mutare vestem, put on mourning, D.C. 37.33 (but τὰς ἐσθῆτας μεταβαλέσθαι Plu. Pomp. 59): in pl., of the clothes of several persons, A. Th. 872 (anap.); of one, E. Hel. 421: abstract pl., πλούτους καὶ τρυφὰς καὶ ἐσθῆτας Pl. Alc. 1.122c, cf. cj. in Arist. Rh. 1386a32, dub. in Pl. Grg. 465b.

II collectively, clothes, ἐσθῆτα ἔσφερον εἴσω, i.e. the clothes just washed, Od. 7.6; ἔντυον εὐνὴν ἐσθῆτος μαλακῆς 23.290; τὰ ἐσθῆτος ἐχόμενα εἶχον κατηρείκοντο Hdt. 3.66, cf. X. An. 3.1.19: rarely in later Gr., Plu. CG 2, PThead. 49.4 (iv A.D.), POxy. 2110.5 (iv A.D.).

III metaph., ἐ. τῆς πόλεως, of walls, Demad. Fr. 4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐσθής, ἐσθητος, (from ἕννυμι, ἕσθην, hence, it would be more correctly written ἐσθής (so Rec.elz in Luke), cf. Kühner, i., p. 217, 3), formerly Φεσθης (cf. Latinvestis, German Weste, English vest, etc.), clothing, raiment, apparel: Luke 23:11; Luke 24:4 L T Tr WH; Acts 1:10 R G; ; James 2:2f (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐσθής , -ῆτος ,

(< ἕννυμι , to clothe; hence, ἐσθής , Lk, ll c., Elz.),

[in LXX: 1 Esdras 8:71; 1 Esdras 8:73, 2 Maccabees 8:35; 2 Maccabees 11:8*;]

clothing, raiment: Luke 23:11; Luke 24:4, Acts 10:30; Acts 12:21, James 2:2-3.†

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 Oxy III. 471.101 (ii/A.D.) ἐν λευκαῖς ἐσθῆσιν, P Ryl II. 116.15 (A.D. 194) τὴν ἐσθῆτά μου περιέσχισαν, P Thead 49.4 (A.D. 307–324 ?) ἐσθῆτα στρατιωτικήν, BGU I. 21iii. 6 (iv/A.D.) ἐσθῆτος, P Oxy XII. 1428.9 (iv/A.D.) τὴν ἐσθῆτα ἀ ̣νεπι [κλή ]τ ̣οις ̣ τοῖς ὑφάσμασιν κατασκευάσαι, ";to manufacture the clothing in irreproachable (?) materials"; (Edd.), OGIS 383.135 (inscr. of Antiochus I. of Commagene—i/B.C.) κόσμον Περσικῆς ἐσθῆτος ἀ [ν ]αλαμβάνων (see s.v. ἀναλαμβάνω). In Syll 817.7 we have ἐσθ [ ]ν τετιμημένην διακοσίων δραχμῶν, where Dittenberger remarks that this form of the acc. is not found elsewhere, but refers to Meyer Gr..8 p. 427 : for the ordinary form, in addition to the exx. cited above, see Michel 833.62 (B.C. 279) ὁ κόσμος ὁ τοῦ ἀγάλματος τοῦ τὴν ἔρειαν ἐσθῆτα ἔχοντος.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εσθησεσι ἐσθήσεσι εσθητα εσθήτα ἐσθῆτα εσθητι εσθήτι ἐσθῆτι esthesesi esthēsesi esthḗsesi estheta esthêta esthēta esthē̂ta estheti esthêti esthēti esthē̂ti
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