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Strong's #2838 - κοίμησις

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  1. a reposing, taking rest
  2. a lying, reclining
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κοίμ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

I lying down to sleep, κοιμήσεις ἐπὶ θύραις Pl. Smp. 183a; ἡ κ. τοῦ ὕπνου John 11:13.

II the sleep of death, LXX Si. 46.19, 48.13, Tab.Defix.Aud. 242.30 (Carthage, iii A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κοίμησις, κοιμησως, , a reposing, taking rest: John 11:13 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 59, 8a.); of death, Sir. 46:19 Sir. 48:13; a lying, reclining, Plato, conv., p. 183 a.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κοίμησις , -εως , ,

[in LXX: Sirach 46:19; Sirach 48:13 *;]

a reclining, resting: John 11:13.†

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

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (John 11:18) is used of ";rest in death"; in Wünsch AF 4.30 (iii/A.D.) ὁρκίζω σε τὸν θεὸν τὸν τὴν κοίμησίν σοι δεδωρημένον καὶ ἀπολύσαντά σε ἀπὸ δ [εσμῶ ]ν τοῦ βίου. See also the inscr. to a Roman Jew, cited by Schürer Geschichle ii. p. 441, ἐν εἰρήνῃ ἡ κοίμησίς σου, and Pelagia-Legenden p. 15.16 τὴν κοίμησιν τοῦ ἁγίου Πελαγίου. For κοιμητήριον, ";sleeping-place,"; we may cite the early Syll 589.48 (1st half iv/B.C.) ἐν δὲ τοῖ κοιμητηρίοι καθεύδειν χωρὶς μὲν τὸς ἄνδρας. . .. The word in the sense of ";grave"; is often thought to be exclusively Christian, but Roberts-Gardner (p. 513) quote two Attic inscrr. where the accompanying figures of a seven-branched candelabrum seem to indicate Jewish origin. The first of these, CIG IV. 9313 (= IG III. 2, 3545) runs—Κοιμητήριον Εὐτυχίας τῆς μητρὸς Ἀθηνέου κὲ Θεονκτίστου. The Christian formula of dedicating τὸ κοιμητήριον ἕως ἀναστάσεως is seen at Thessalonica in ib. 9439, which Ramsay (C. and B. ii. p. 495) dates about mid. iv/A.D.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
εκοιμάτο εκοίμισαν εκοίμισε εκοίμισεν κεκοιμισμένον κοιμησεως κοιμήσεως κοιμίσας koimeseos koimēseōs koimḗseos koimḗseōs
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