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Strong's #3031 - λιβανωτός

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  1. the gum exuding from a frankincense tree
  2. a censer
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3828 ‑ לְבוֹנָה (leb‑o‑naw', leb‑o‑naw');  
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KJV (2)
Revelation 2
NAS (2)
Revelation 2
HCS (2)
Revelation 2
BSB (2)
Revelation 2
ESV (2)
Revelation 2
WEB (2)
Revelation 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


, also Men. Sam.Fr.


1.: frankincense, the gum of the tree λίβανος, used to burn at sacrifices, Xenoph. 1.7, Hdt. 1.183, 2.40, 86, Ar. Nu. 426, V. 96, Ra. 871, Thphr. HP 4.4.14, etc.; λ. ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἐπιτιθέναι Antipho 1.18: called, when in small pieces, χόνδρος λιβανωτοῦ Luc. Sat. 16; when pounded, μάννα λιβανωτοῦ Gp. 6.6.1; cf. λιβανομάννα: the best kind was λ. ἄρρην Dsc. 1.68, Alciphr. 2.4.

2. = λίβανος 1, Thphr. HP 9.1.6.

II the frankincensemarket, Eup. 304, Chamael. ap. Ath. 9.374b.

III = λιβανωτρίς, Revelation 8:3; Revelation 8:5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λιβανωτός, λιβανωτοῦ, (λίβανος);

1. in secular authors, frankincense, the gum exuding ἐκ τοῦ λιβάνου, (1 Chronicles 9:29; Herodotus, Menander, Euripides, Plato, Diodorus, Herodian, others).

2. a censer (which in secular authors is λιβανωτις (or rather λιβανωτρις, cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 255)): Revelation 8:3, 5.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λιβανωτός , -οῦ ,

(< λίβανος ),

[in LXX: 1 Chronicles 9:29, 3 Maccabees 5:2*;]

1. in cl. (and LXX), frankincense, the gum of the libanus.

2. = Late Gk., λιβανωτρίς , a censer: Revelation 8:3; Revelation 8:5 (the same form appears in Inscr.; MM, xvi).†

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

λιβανωτός = ";frankincense"; may be illustrated from the ii/iii A.D. medical prescription P Oxy II. 234ii. 38 λιβ ]ανωτὸν οἴνῳ [διεὶ ]ς ἡδίστῳ κλύζε [τὸ ο ]ὖς, ";dilute frankincense with very sweet wine and syringe the ear& #148; (Edd.) : cf. ib. I. 118.20 (late iii/A.D.) λιβανωτόν [τινα σ ]υναγοράσας, ";buy some incense,"; and OGIS. 383.142 (mid. i/B.C.) ἐπιθύσεις ἀφειδεῖς λιβανωτοῦ καὶ ἀρωμάτων. Grimm’s note makes Revelation 8:3; Revelation 8:5 confuse λ.= ";frankincense"; and λιβανωτίς = ";censer,"; but Syll 588.156 (c. B.C. 180) λιβανωτίδος κλάσματα has the latter word in the former meaning, so that the confusion existed also ";in prof. auth.,"; or at least in profane inscriptions.


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
λιβανωτον λιβανωτόν λιβανωτὸν libanoton libanotón libanotòn libanōton libanōtón libanōtòn
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