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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #2899 - κράσπεδον
- the extremity or prominent part of a thing, edge, skirt, margin
- the fringe of a garment
- in the NT a little appendage hanging down from the edge of the mantle or cloak, made of twisted wool
- a tassel, tuft: the Jews had such appendages attached to their mantles to remind them of the law
1. edge, border, skirt, esp. of cloth, Theoc. 2.53; of the fringe or tassel worn by Jews, Matthew 9:20 : mostly in pl., ἄκροισι λαίφους κρασπέδοις (v. ἄκρος 1.2b) E. Med. 524; κράσπεδα στεμμάτων Ar. V. 475, cf. Diph. 43.30; χρυσᾶ κ. Chamael. ap. Ath. 9.374a, Chrysipp.Stoic. 3.36, 37.
2. metaph., mostly in pl., skirts or edge of a country, S. Fr. 602, E. Fr. 381; of a mountain, X. HG 4.6.8; πρὸς κρασπέδοισι στρατοπέδου on the skirts of the army, E. Supp. 661; τοὺς πελταστὰς ἐπὶ τὰ κ. ἑκατέρωθεν καθίστασθαι X. HG 3.2.16: also in sg., Τιμολέοντα ὥσπερ ἐκ κ. τινὸς λεπτοῦ τῆς πολίχνης τῇ Σικελίᾳ προσηρτημένον Plu. Tim. 11; κ. αἰγιαλοῦ AP 7.78 (Dionys. Cyzic.).
3. Medic., affection of the uvula, fimbria, Aret. SA 1.8.
κράσπεδον, κρασπέδου, τό, in classical Greek the extremity or prominent part. of a thing, edge, skirt, margin; the fringe of a garment; in the N. T. for Hebrew צִיצִית, i. e. a little appendage hanging down from the edge of the mantle or cloak, made of twisted wool; a tassel, tuft: Matthew 9:20; Matthew 14:36; Matthew 23:5; Mark 6:56; Luke 8:44. The Jews had such appendages attached to their mantles to remind them of the law, according to Numbers 15:37f. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Saum; (B. D. under the phrase,
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κράσπεδον , -ου , τό ,
1. in cl., an edge, border.
2. In LXX (v. supr.) and NT, a tassel or corner: Matthew 9:20; Matthew 14:36; Matthew 23:5, Mark 6:56, Luke 8:44.†
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κράσπεδον, the ";fringe"; or ";tassel,"; which the Law required every Jew to attach to the corners of his outer garment (Numbers 15:35 f., Deuteronomy 22:12). The word is found in the magic P Lond 121.371 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 96) ἐξάψας κράσπετον (l. –δον) τοῦ ἱματίου σου.
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