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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2863 - κομάω

from (G2864)
Parts of Speech
  1. to let the hair grow, have long hair
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KJV (2)
1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. κολυμβ-έω, (κόμη)


1. let the hair grow long, Ἄβαντες ὄπιθεν κομόωντες Il. 2.542; κάρη κομόωντες Ἀχαιοί 3.43, al.; κ. τὴν κεφαλήν Hdt. 4.168; τὰ ὀπίσω κ. τῆς κεφαλῆς ib. 180; τὰ ἐπὶ δεξιὰ τῶν κεφαλέων κ. ib. 191; τὸ γένειον τῇ κεφαλῇ ὁμοίως κ. X. Smp. 4.28; ξανθοτάτοις βοτρύχοισι κ. Pherecr. 189; ἄρσεσιν οὐκ ἐπέοικε κ. Ps.-Phoc. 212; Λακεδαιμόνιοι.. οὐ γὰρ κομῶντες πρὸ τούτου ἀπὸ τούτου κομᾶν Hdt. 1.82, cf. Arist. Rh. 1367a29, Philostr. VA 3.15; ἐλακωνομάνουν ἅπαντες.., ἐκόμων Ar. Av. 1282; μὴ φθονεῖθ' ἡμῖν (sc. τοῖς ἱππεῦσι) κομῶσι Id. Eq. 580; κομῶν καὶ αὐχμηρός Arist. Rh. 1413a9, cf. D.H. 6.26; ἔνορκον ἂν ποιησαίμην μὴ πρότερον κομήσειν (in token of a vow) πρίν.. Pl. Phd. 89c; ἀνὴρ μὲν ἐὰν κομᾷ, ἀτιμία αὐτῷ ἐστι· γυνὴ δὲ ἐὰν κομᾷ, δόξα αὐτῇ ἐστιν 1 Corinthians 11:14-15.

2. plume oneself, give oneself airs, τοιοῦτος ἀνὴρ ὢν ποιητὴς οὐ κομῶ Ar. Nu. 545, cf. Pl. 170; οὗτος ἐπὶ τυραννίδι ἐκόμησε aimed at the monarchy, Hdt. 5.71; ἐπὶ τῷ κομᾷς; on what do you plume yourself ? Ar. V. 1317; μηδὲν ταύτῃ γε κομήσῃς Id. Pl. 572; κ. ἐπὶ κάλλει Plu. Caes. 45, cf. Luc. Nigr. 1; ἐπ' Ἠρίννῃ κ., of her lover, AP 11.322 (Antiphan.): c.dat., Opp. C. 3.192.

II of horses, χρυσέῃσιν ἐθείρῃσιν κομόωντε Il. 8.42, 13.24.

III of the hair itself, to be long, Opp. C. 3.28. metaph., of trees, plants, etc., [ οὖθαρ ἀρούρης] μέλλεν ἄφαρ ταναοῖσι κομήσειν ἀσταχύεσσιν soon were the fields to wave with long ears, h.Cer. 454; μᾶζαι βώλοις κομῶσαι Cratin. 165; ἁ δὲ καλὰ νάρκισσος ἐπ' ἀρκεύθοισι κομάσαι Theoc. 1.133, cf. 4.57; αἴγειρος φύλλοισι κομόωσα A.R. 3.928; ὄρος κεκομημένον ὕλῃ Call. Dian. 41; ἡ γῆ φυτοῖς κομῶσα Arist. Mu. 397a24, cf. Ael. Fr. 75; κομῶντα λήϊα Procop.Gaz. 23. ἀστέρες κομόωντες, = κομῆται, Arat. 1092.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* κομάω , -

(< κόμη ),

to wear long hair: 1 Corinthians 11:14-15.†

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

An interesting illustration of this verb, which in Bibl. Greek is confined to 1 Corinthians 11:14 f., is afforded by BGU 1. 16.11 (A.D. 159–160) (= Selections, p. 84), where a charge is brought against a priest of ";letting his hair grow too long and of wearing woollen garments";—ὡς κομῶντος [κ ]αὶ χρω [μ ]ένου ἐρεαῖς ἐσθήσεσι : cf. Herod. ii. 36 f.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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