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Strong's #2960 - κυριακός

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  1. belonging to the Lord
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῡρι-ακός, ή, όν,


I of or for an owner or master, Stud.Pal. 22.177.18 (ii A.D.); but usu. of the Roman Emperor, ὁ κ. φίσκος the fiscus, CIG 2827 (Aphrod.), Supp.Epigr. 2.567 (Caria (?)); κ. ψῆφοι, λόγος, OGI 669.13, 18 (Egypt, i A.D.); κ. χρῆμα POxy. 474.41 (ii A.D.).

II esp. belonging to the Lord (Christ): K. δεῖπνον the Lord's Supper, 1 Corinthians 11:20; ἡ K. ἡμέρα the Lord's day, Revelation 1:10; τὸ Κυριακόν (sc. δῶμα) the Lord's house, Edict.Maximiniap. Eus. PE 9.10.

III Subst. κυριακός, ὁ, spirit invoked in magic, PMag.Par. 1.916.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυριακός, κυριακῇ, κυριακόν, a Biblical and ecclesiastical word (cf. Winers Grammar, § 34, 3 and Sophocles Lexicon, under the word), of or belonging to the Lord;

1. equivalent to the genitive of the author τοῦ κυρίου, thus κυριακόν ἐιπνον, the supper instituted by the Lord, 1 Corinthians 11:20; λόγια κυριακα, the Lord's sayings, Papias quoted in Eus. h. e. 3, 39, 1.

2. relating to the Lord, κυριακῇ ἡμέρα, the day devoted to the Lord, sacred to the memory of Christ's resurrection, Revelation 1:10 (cf. 'κυριακῇ κυρίου, Teaching 14, 1 [ET] (where see Harnack); cf. B. D., under the word ; Lightfoot Ignatius ad Magn. [ET], p. 129; Müller on the Epistle of Barnabas 15, 9 [ET]); γραφαί κυριακαι the writings concerning the Lord, i. e. the Gospels, Clement of Alexandria, others (Cf. Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† κυριακός , - , -όν

(< κύριος ),

[in LXX: κ . φωνη (Συριακή φ ., R), 2 Maccabees 15:36 A *;]

1. as freq. in Inscr. (LS, s.v.; Deiss., BS, 217 f.), of the lord or master, imperial.

2. of the Lord (i.e. Christ): δεῖπνον , 1 Corinthians 11:20; ἡμέρα , Revelation 1:10. (Cf. λόγια κ ., Papias, Eus., HE, iii, 39, 1; γραφαὶ κ ., Clem. Alex., etc; for eccl. usage, cf. Soph., Lex., s.v.)†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

κυριακός, which occurs in 1 Corinthians 11:20, Revelation 1:10, is described by Grimm-Thayer as ";a bibl. and eccles. word,"; but exx. of it from the inscrr. = ";Imperial"; are given by LS, and the same usage is amply supported by our documents. The following instances may suffice—P Lond 328.10 (A.D. 163) (= II. p. 75) a camel is provided εἰς κυριακὰς χρείας τῶν ἀπὸ Βερνείκης γεινο (μένων) ποριῶν (l. πορειῶν), ";for Imperial service on the caravans that travel from Bernice,"; P Oxy III. 474.41 (A.D. 184?) τοῦ κυριακοῦ χρήματος, ";the Imperial revenue,"; P Giss I. 48.8 (A.D. 202–3) κατὰ κυριακῆς γῆς (see the editor’s note), P Oxy XII. 1461.10 (A.D. 222) ̣ν κτήσει κυριακῇ, ";in Imperial ownership,"; BGU I. 1.15 (iii/A.D.) εἰς τὸν κυριακὸν λόγον, ";into the Imperial treasury,"; and ib. 266.18 (A.D. 216–7) εἰς τὰς ἐν Συρίᾳ κυρι [α ]κὰς ὑπηρεσίας, ";for the Imperial service in Syria."; The earliest known ex. of this official use of the word is apparently OGIS 669.18 (A.D. 68) εἰδὼς τοῦτο συμφέρειν καὶ ταῖς κυριακαῖς ψήφοις (";the Imperial finances";) , 18 ἔξω <ι > τῶν ὀφειλόντων εἰς τὸν κυριακὸν λόγον (";the Imperial treasury";) : see Deissmann LAE 2 p. 362 ff., where attention is also drawn to the significant use of Σεβαστή, as denoting ";Emperor’s Day"; in this same inscr., and the conjecture is thrown out ";that the distinctive title ‘Lord’s Day’ may have been connected with conscious feelings of protest against the cult of the Emperor with its ‘Emperor’s Day’"; (p. 364); cf. also Encycl. Bibl. 2813 ff., and Wilcken Ostr. i., p. 812. The word κυριακός had been previously discussed by Deissmann in BS p. 217 ff., and to his citations from the inscrr. we may add PAS ii. 14 (Makuf, ancient Heraclea, in Caria) ἀποτίσει τῷ κυριακῷ [φ ]ίσκῳ, ib. 21 (same place) ἀπο [τ ]είσει [τ ]ῷ κυριακῷ φίσκῳ (cited by Hatch JBL xxvii. 2, p. 138 f.). The word is used of a church-building in the iv/A.D. P Oxy VI. 903.19 ἀπελθοῦσα [εἰ ]ς τὸ κυριακὸν ἐν Σαμβαθώ, ";when I had gone out to the church at Sambatho"; (Edd.), cf. 21. A Syracusan inscr., Kaibel 737—no date, runs—

Ἡμέρᾳ κυριακῇ δεσμευθεῖσα ἀλύτοις καμάτοις ἐπὶ κοίτης,

ἧς καὶ τοὔνομα Κυριακή, ἡμέρᾳ κυριακῇ παντὸς βίου λύσιν ἔσχε.

MGr κυριακή, ";Sunday.";


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List of Word Forms
κυριακη κυριακή κυριακῇ κυριακον κυριακόν κυριακὸν kuriake kuriakē kuriakon kyriake kyriakē kyriakêi kyriakē̂i kyriakon kyriakòn
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