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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3712 - ὀργυιά

Transliteration
orguiá
Phonetics
org-wee-ah'
Origin
from (G3713)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. fathom, the distance across the breast from the tip of one middle finger to the tip of the other when the arms are outstretched, 5 to 6 feet (2 m)
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (2)
Acts
2
NAS (2)
Acts
2
HCS (2)
Acts
2
BSB (2)
Acts
2
ESV (2)
Acts
2
WEB (2)
Acts
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄργυιᾰ,

Att. ὄργυᾰ, ᾶς, IG 22.1672.9; Ion. ὄργυιᾰ, ῆς, ἡ (v. infr.): (ὀρέγω):

1. the length of the outstretched arms, about 6 feet or I fathom, ἕστηκε ξύλον.. ὅσον τ' ὄργυι' ὑπὲρ αἴης Il. 23.327; τοῦ μὲν ὅσον τ' ὄργυιαν ἐγὼν ἀπέκοψα Od. 9.325, cf. 10.167, X. Mem. 2.3.19.

2. more precisely, αἱ ἑκατὸν ὀργυιαὶ δίκαιαί εἰσι στάδιον ἑξάπλεθρον, ἑξαπέδου τῆς ὀργυιῆς μετρεομένης καὶ τετραπήχεος Hdt. 2.149, cf. 4.41, 86, PHal. 1.98 (iii B. C.), POxy. 669.39 (iii A. D.).

3. rod for measuring land, = 91 / 4 σπιθαμαὶ βασιλικαί, Hero *Geom. 4.11: poet. also ὀρόγυια (q.v.): in compds. -ωρυγ-, v. δεκ-ώρυγος. (Proparox. in nom. and acc. sg., Hom. ll.cc.; oxyt. or perispom. in other cases, cf. Hdn.Gr. 2.613, al.; in Ion. the nom. and acc. sg. end in -, -ᾰν, as in Att., Hom. ll.cc., the gen. and dat. sg. in -ῆς, - (acc. ὀργυιήν before consonant in Arat. 69, 196, is corrected to ὄργυιαν by Voss); ὀργυιά, -άν in late Gr., Hero l.c., etc.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ὀργυιά , -ᾶς ,

(< ὀρέγω ),

the length of the outstretched arms, a fathom: Acts 27:28.†


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

For this word preceded by ἐκ in Mark 9:21 = ";from childhood"; (classic. ἐκ παιδός), cf. Chrest. I. 176.17 (mid. i/A.D.) ἐξ [οἰ ]κόθεν.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
οργυιας οργυιάς ὀργυιὰς orguias orgyiàs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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