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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #3769 - οὐρά

apparently a root word
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. a tail
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2180 ‑ זָנָב (zaw‑nawb');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. Ion. οὐρή, ἡ, (akin to ὄρρος) tail, of a lion, οὐρῇ δὲ πλευράς τε καὶ ἰσχία.. μαστίεται Il. 20.170; of a dog, οὐρῇ μέν ῥ' ὅ γ' ἔσηνε Od. 17.302; of the wolves and lions round the house of Circe, οὐρῇσιν μακρῇσι περισσαίνοντες 10.215; of other animals, Hes. Op. 512, Hdt. 2.38, 47, Arist. PA 689b30, al.; not used of birds (cf. ὀρροπύγιον), Id. HA 504a31.

2. = αἰδοῖον, S. Fr. 1078, f.l. in Hom. Epigr. 12.


1. of an army marching, rearguard, rear, X. An. 3.4.38, etc.; ἡ οὐ. τοῦ κέρατος rear-rank, ib. 6.5.5; κατ' οὐράν τινος ἕπεσθαι to follow in his rear, Id. Cyr. 2.3.21, cf. 2.4.3; ὁ κατ' οὐ. the rear-rank man, ib. 5.3.45; ἐπ' οὐράν to the rear, Id. Ages. 2.2; εἰς οὐράν Ael. NA 16.33; ἐπ' οὐρᾷ τῶν ἱππέων in rear, X. HG 4.3.4; κατ' οὐρὰν προσπίπτειν to attack in rear, Plb. 2.67.2. left wing of a phalanx (opp. κεφαλή), Ael. Tact. 7.3, Arr. Tact. 8.3.

2. ῥήματος οὐρή, i.e. its echo, APl. 4.155 (Euod.).

3. ἑπτὰ κλῶνας ἐλαίας ἄρας, τὰς μὲν ἓξ δῆσον οὐρὰν καὶ κεφαλὴν ἓν καθ' ἕν, i.e. tie together the two ends of each twig separately, PMag.Par. 1.1250.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

οὐρά, οὐράς, , a tail: Revelation 9:10, 19; Revelation 12:4. (From Homer down. The Sept. several times for זָנָב.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

οὐρά , -ᾶς , ,

[in LXX for H2180;]

a tail: Revelation 9:10; Revelation 9:19; Revelation 12:4.†

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

";sit beside,"; occurs in the NT only in Luke 10:39. Its use there may have suggested the words put into the mouths of the women at the tomb of Jesus in Ev. Petr. 11 τίς δὲ ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν καὶ τὸν λίθον. . . ἵνα εἰσελθοῦσαι παρακαθεσθῶμεν αὐτῷ καὶ ποιήσωμεν τὰ ὀφειλόμενα;

For the corresponding verb παρακαθιζάνω cf. Syll.3 717.85 (B.C. 100–99) ταῖς σχολαῖς παρακαθιζάνων, and for παρακάθημαι see PSI IV. 402.10 (iii/B.C.).


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
ουρα ουρά οὐρὰ ουραγίαν ουραι ουραί οὐραὶ ουραις ουραίς οὐραῖς ουράν ουρας ουράς οὐρὰς oura ourà ourai ouraì ourais ouraîs ouras ouràs
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