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Strong's #4058 - περιστερά

of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. a dove
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Strong #: 1469 ‑ גּזָל (go‑zawl', go‑zawl');  3123 ‑ יוֹנָה (yo‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

περιστερ-ά, ἡ,

common pigeon or dove, Hdt. 1.138, S. Fr. 866, Democr. 164, etc.; specifically, Columba livia domestica, and so distd. from φάψ, φάττα, οἰνάς, τρυγών, Arist. HA 562b5, 593a16; ἐλάττων μὲν ἡ πελειάς, τιθασὸν δὲ γίνεται μᾶλλον ἡ π . ib. 544b3: περιστερός, ὁ, cock-pigeon, Pherecr. 33 (of a carrier- pigeon ), Alex. 214; censured by Luc. Song of Solomon 7:1-13 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περιστερά, περιστεράς, , Hebrew יונָה, a dove: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 21:12; Mark 1:10; Mark 11:15; Luke 2:24; Luke 3:22; John 1:32; John 2:14, 16. (From Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

περιστερά , -ᾶς , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3123;]

a dove: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 21:12, Mark 1:10; Mark 11:15, Luke 2:24; Luke 3:22, John 1:32; John 2:14; John 2:16

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

";reaching to the feet,"; the termination -ήρης being perhaps derived from the root of ἀραρίσκω, though this would rather suggest ";feet fitting."; The word is found in the NT only in Revelation 1:13 (cf. Proleg. p. 49); but to the LXX exx. we may add Aristeas 96 χρυσοῖ γὰρ κώδωνες περὶ τὸν ποδήρη εἰσὶν αὐτοῦ, ";for there are ‘bells of gold’ around the border of his ‘long robe’"; (Thackeray).


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
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