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Strong's #2949 - κῦμα

from kuo (to swell [with young], i.e bend, curve)
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  1. a wave (swell) esp. of the sea or of a lake
    1. of impulse and restless men, tossed to and fro by their raging passions
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 663 ‑ אֲפִיק (af‑ake', af‑eek');  841 ‑ אֲשַׂרְאֵלָה (as‑ar‑ale'‑aw);  1530 ‑ גַּל (gal);  4310 ‑ מִי (me);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῦμα, ατος, τό, (κύω)


1. anything swollen (as if pregnant): hence, I wave, billow, of rivers as well as the sea, in sg. and pl.; κ. θαλάσσης Il. 2.209, al.; κ. ῥόοιο 21.263; κ. διϊπετέος ποταμοῖο ib. 268, 326; κύματ' ἐπ' ἠϊόνος κλύζεσκον 23.61; κύματ' εὐρέϊ πόντῳ βάντ' ἐπιόντα τε S. Tr. 114 (lyr.): less freq. in Prose, κύματος ἐπαναχώρησις Th. 3.89: collectively, ὡς τὸ κ. ἔστρωτο when the swell abated, Hdt. 7.193, cf. Arist. Mete. 344b35, al.

2. metaph., flood of men, κ. χερσαῖον στρατοῦ A. Th. 64, cf. 114 (lyr.), 1083 (anap.). of the waves of adversity, etc., κ. ἄτης, κακῶν, Id. Pr. 886 (anap.), Th. 758 (lyr.), E. Ion 927; συμφορᾶς Id. Hipp. 824; κελαινοῦ κ. μένος, of passion, A. Eu. 832; κ. κατακλυσμὸν φέρον νόσων Pl. Lg. 740e. phrases: μάτην με κῦμ' ὅπως παρηγορῶν A. Pr. 1001; πρὸς κῦμα λακτίζειν E. IT 1396; ἐκ κυμάτων.. γαλήν' ὁρῶ Id. Or. 279; ἐπ' ῃόνι κύματα μετρεῖν Theoc. 16.60; ἀριθμεῖν τὰ κύματα Luc. Herm. 84.

3. Archit., waved moulding, cyma, Λέσβιον κ. A. Fr. 78.


1. from κύω (as κύημα from κυέω), foetus, embryo, νεόσπορον Id. Eu. 659; γέμουσαν κύματος θεοσπόρου E. Fr. 106; of the earth, κ. λαμβάνειν A. Ch. 128; δισσὸν κῦμ' ἐλόχευσε τέκνων AP 6.200 (Leon.).

2. young sprout of plants, Thphr. HP 1.6.9; esp. of a cabbage, Gal. 6.642.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κῦμα, κυματος, τό (from κυέῶ to swell; Curtius, § 79; from Homer down), a wave (cf. English swell), especially of the sea or of a lake: Matthew 8:24; Matthew 14:24; Mark 4:37; Acts 27:41 (R G Tr text brackets); κύματα ἄγρια, properly, Wis. 14:1; with θαλάσσης added, of impulsive and restless men, tossed to and fro by their raging passions, Jude 1:13. (Synonym: cf. κλύδων.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κῦμα , -τος , τό

(< κύω , to be pregnant, to swell),

[in LXX chiefly for H1530;]

a wave: pl., Matthew 8:24; Matthew 14:24, Mark 4:37; κ . θαλάσσης , fig., Judges 1:13.†

SYN.: κλύδων G2830, q.v.

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

P Lond 46.265 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 73) ὑπὸ τῶν τῆς θαλάσσης κυμάτων : cf. ib. .24 (= I. p. 66) κυματούμ (ενον), ";rolled like a wave"; (Ed.).


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.
List of Word Forms
κύμα κυμαίνουσα κυμαινούσης κυμαίνουσιν κύμασιν κυματα κύματα κύματά κυμάτια κυμάτιον κυματων κυμάτων κυμβαλίζοντες kumata kumaton kumatōn kymata kýmata kymaton kymatōn kymáton kymátōn
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