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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2828 - κλισία

from a derivative of (G2827)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a hut erected to pass the night in
  2. a tent
  3. anything to recline on
    1. a chair in which to lean back the head
    2. a reclining chair
  4. a company reclining
    1. a row or party of persons reclining at meal
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -ιη, ἡ, κλίνω)


1. place for lying down or reclining: hence, I hut, shed, booth, 1. for use in peace, cot, cabin, once in Il., 18.589, cf. Od. 14.194, al.

2. for use in war, hut, κ. εὔπηκτος, εὔτυκτος, Il. 9.663, 10.566; κ. ὑψηλή 24.448: freq. in pl., camp, 1.487, al.; πῦρ ἐν κλισίῃσι βαλόντες Od. 8.501: not common after Hom. (σκηνή being used), B. 12.135, etc.: used by Trag. in lyr. and anap., A. Fr. 131, S. Aj. 190, 1407, E. IA 189: later with various meanings, Βάκχου κλισίαι, of wine- shops, IG 14.889 (Sinuessa); εὐσεβέων κλισίη, of the grave, Epigr.Gr. 237.4 (Smyrna, ii/i B.C.), cf. IG 12(5).1104 (Syros, ii A.D.); chapel, ἡ κ. ἡ ἱερά BCH 51.220 (Thasos), cf. Arch.Pap. 1.219, IG 42(1).123.131 (Epid.); cf. κλεισία.


1. anything for lying or sitting upon, couch or easy chair, Od. 4.123; κ. δινωτὴν ἐλέφαντι καὶ ἀργύρῳ 19.55; ἐπ' ἀλλοτρίαν κ. ἐρχόμενος IG 22.1368.74.

2. couch for reclining on at table, Pi. P. 4.133 (pl.); ᾧ ξυνὴν εἶχον ἐγὼ κ. Call. Aet. 1.1.8; place on such couch, κ. ἄτιμος Plu. Ant. 59, 2.148f; κ. ἄδοξος Hegesand. 18.

3. nuptial bed, E. Alc. 994, IT 857.

III company of people sitting at meals, Luke 9:14; banquet, εὐωχίαι τε καὶ κ. Onos. 35.5; room for company, Luc. Am. 12. way of lying, decubitus, Hp. Epid. 7.25; τὸ σχῆμα τῆς κ. Plu. Sert. 26.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλισία , -ας , ή

(< κλίνω ),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 6:31 A*;]

1. a place for reclining; hence,

(a) a hut;

(b) an easy chair;

(c) a couch.

2. a company reclining: pl., Luke 9:14 (cf. FlJ, Ant., xii, 2, 12).

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 737.74 (c. A.D. 175) ἐπ᾽ ἀλλοτρίαν κλισίαν ἐρχόμενος.The same meaning of ";couch"; with reference to a banquet occurs bis in Aristeas 183. See also Kaibel 810.7 f.—

Βάκχου γὰρ κλισίαις με συνέστιον ἐστεφάνωσεν,

εἰς ἐμὲ τὸν κυλίκων ὄνκον ἐφελκομένη.

";Bacchi sedibus me Victnam posuit eoque effecit, ut iam potatores gravia pocula mihi obferant et propinent"; (Ed.). For the plur. = ";companies,"; as in Luke 9:14, cf. 3 Maccabees 6:31.


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.
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