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Strong's #2846 - κοιτών

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  1. a sleeping room, bed chamber
    1. the officer who is over the bed chamber, the chamberlain
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Strong #: 2315 ‑ חֶדֶר (kheh'‑der);  4747 ‑ מְקֵרָה (mek‑ay‑raw');  4904 ‑ מִשְׁכָּב (mish‑kawb');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κοιτών, ῶνος, ὁ,


1. bed-chamber, Ar. Fr. 6, PTeb. 120.14 (i B.C.), D.S. 11.69, etc.; ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος chamberlain, Acts 12:20, Arr. Epict. 3.22.15; ἐπὶ κ. Σεβαστοῦ, = Lat. cubicularius Augusti, CIG 2947 (Caria, ii A.D.), cf. IG 14.2143, al.: rejected by the Atticists, who hold δωμάτιον to be correct, cf. Poll. 1.79, Phryn. 227.

2. grave, IG 14.464 (Catana).

3. nursery, ἐν κ. εἶναι to be an infant, minor, Just. Nov. 155 Praef.

II landing-place, Stad. 128.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κοιτών, κοιτῶνος, (from κοίτη; cf. νυμφών etc.), a sleeping room, bed-chamber: ἐπί τοῦ κοιτῶνος, the officer who is over the bed-chamber, the chamberlain, Acts 12:20 (2 Samuel 4:7; Exodus 8:3; 1 Esdr. 3:3; the Atticists censure the word, for which Attic writings generally used δωμάτιον; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 252f.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κοιτών , -ῶνος ,

(< κοίτη ; = Att.., δωμότιον , v. Kennedy, Sources, 40),

[in LXX chiefly for H2315, 2 Samuel 4:7, Joel 2:16; 1 Esdras 3:3, al.;]

a bed-chamber; ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κ ., a chamberlain: Acts 12:20.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This late word = ";bed-chamber,"; which is condemned by Phrynichus (ed. Lobeck, p. 252), may be illustrated from P Tebt I. 120.14 (B.C. 97 or 64) ἐν τῶι κοιτῶ (νι), P Oxy I. 76.20 (A.D. 179) συμπόσιον καὶ κοιτῶνα, ib. III. 471.73 (ii/A.D.) ἐκ τ [οῦ ] κοιτῶνος ἐξιόντα τὸν παῖδα. This last papyrus shows also (.84) κοιτωνείτης, ";chamberlain"; : κοιτονικὴ μία, ";a bed-cover"; or ";mattress,"; is mentioned on an ostracon containing an inventory of clothing and furniture, Mél. Nicole p. 184, No. 10.2 (prob. Ptol.). In the inscrr. we frequently meet with ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος = ";cubicularius,"; e.g. OGIS 256.5 (c. B.C. 130) ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος τῆς βασιλίσσης (other exx. in Magie, p. 73) : cf. Acts 12:20.


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κοιτώνα κοιτώνι κοιτωνος κοιτώνος κοιτώνός κοιτῶνος κοιτώνων koitonos koitônos koitōnos koitō̂nos
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