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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #254 - ἅλυσις
- a chain, bond by which the body or any part of it (hands, feet) is bound
(on the breathing v. Hdn.Gr. 1.539), εως, ἡ, chain, χαλκέῃ ἁλύσι δεδεμένη ἄγκυρα Hdt. 9.74, cf. Th. 2.76, etc.; ἐν ἁλύσει μιᾷ δεδεμένους D.Chr. 30.17, cf. Ephesians 6:20; πέτραν ἁλύσεσι χρυσέαισι φερομέναν E. Or. 982: —
1. as a woman's ornament, Ar. Fr. 320.12, Nicostr. 33; σφραγῖδε.. ἁλύσεις χρυσᾶς ἔχουσαι IG 2.652 B 35.
2. collectively, chains, bondage, Plb. 21.3.3.
3. link in chain armour, Arr. Tact. 3.5.
ἅλυσις, or as it is commonly written ἅλυσις (see WH's Appendix, p. 144), (εως, ἡ (from the alpha privative and λύω, because a chain is ἄλυτος, i. e., not to be loosed (others from the root val, and allied with εἱλέω, to restrain, ἁλίζω, to collect, crowd; Curtius, § 660; Vanicek, p. 898)), a chain, bond, by which the body, or any part of it (the hands, feet), is bound: Mark 5:3; Acts 21:33; Acts 28:20; Revelation 20:1; ἐν ἁλύσει in chains, a prisoner, Ephesians 6:20; οὐκ ἐπαισχυνθῇ τήν ἁλύσειν μου he was not ashamed of my bonds, i. e., did not desert me because I was a prisoner, 2 Timothy 1:16. specifically used of a manacle or handcuff, the chain by which the hands are bound together (yet cf. Meyer on Mark as below; per contra especially Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 8): Mark 5:4; (Luke 8:29); Acts 12:6f (From Herodotus down.)
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** ἅλυσις , -εως , ἡ ,
[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 17:17 *;]
a chain, bond: Mark 5:3-4, Luke 8:29, Acts 12:6-7; Acts 21:33; Acts 28:20, Ephesians 6:20, 2 Timothy 1:16, Revelation 20:1.†
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Syll 58686 (iv/B.C.), 58832 (ii/B.C.) al. P Leid W vii. 32 πᾶσα ἅλυσις ἀνυχθήτω . Two diminutives, may be quoted. Ἁλυσίδιον (MGr ἁλυσίδα ) occurs in P Oxy III. 4963 (A.D. 127) and 52820 (ii/A.D.). A simpler form appears in P Hib I. 1213 (B.C. 250) ἁλύσιον .
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