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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4109 - πλάξ

from (G4111)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a flat thing, broad tablet, plane, level surface (as of the sea)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3871 ‑ לֻחַ (loo'‑akh, loo'‑akh);  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (3)
2 Corinthians
NAS (3)
2 Corinthians
HCS (3)
2 Corinthians
BSB (3)
2 Corinthians
ESV (3)
2 Corinthians
WEB (3)
2 Corinthians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πλάξ, πλᾰκός, ἡ,

anything flat and broad, esp. flat land, plain, πᾶσαν ἠπείρου πλάκα A. Pers. 718; Φλεγραίαν π . Id. Eu. 295; νυχίαν π ., of Psyttaleia (fort. μυχίαν ), Id. Pers. 953 (lyr.); πλακὸς ὑλίας Berl.Sitzb. 1927.7 ( Locr., v B.C. ); νεκύων πλάκα S. OC 1564 (lyr.); νεκρῶν πλάκες ib. 1577 (lyr.); also of sea and sky, πόντου πλάξ the ocean- plain, Pi. P. 1.24; ἄλοκα Νηρεΐας πλακὸς τέμνοντες Arion 1.15; ποντία, πελαγία π ., E. Fr. 578.4, Ar. Ra. 1438; κατ' Αἰγαίην πόντου πλάκα BMus.Inscr. 1012 (Chalcedon, i B.C. /i A.D. ); αἰθερία πλάξ E. El. 1349 (anap.); flat top of a hill, table-land, Σουνίου, Οἴτης π ., S. Aj. 1220, Ph. 1430; Παρνασοῦ πλάκες E. Ion 1267; ἀπ' ἄκρας πυργώδους πλακός from the flat top of the towering hill, S. Tr. 273; τὰς π. τοῦ ὄρους Ant.Lib. 4.1 .

2. flat stone, tablet, ἐργώνας τᾶν πλακῶν τᾶς τομᾶς εἰς τὸν ὀχετόν IG 42(1).109 iii 154 (Epid., iii B.C. ); π. ἐπιγεγραμμέναι OGI 672.12 (Egypt, i A.D. ), cf. Luc. Somn. 3, etc.; of the Tables of the Jewish Law, αἱ π. τοῦ μαρτυρίου, τῆς διαθήκης, LXX Exodus 31:18, Ep.Hebrews 9:4; λίθων πλαξὶ λείαις Luc. Am. 12; οὐκ ἐν πλαξὶν λιθίναις ἀλλ' ἐν π. καρδίας 2 Corinthians 3:3; tombstone, AP 7.324, cf. IG 12(5).329 (pl., Paros): pl., slabs of marble, Chor.p.89 B., cf. eund. in Rev.Phil. 1877.79; ὥσπερ μαρμάρου π ., of ice, Jul. Mis. 341b . πλάκες χρυσίου gold plates, Str. 4.2.1; σαπφείροιο D.P. 1105; ἡ ἐντὸς π. τῶν κογχυλίων the inner surface . ., Thphr. Sens. 73 . ἡ π. τοῦ βαλανίου τούτου prob. part of the furnace, PMag.Osl. 1.340. d. pl., flakes of ἀρσενικὸν τὸ πλακῶδες, Dsc. 5.104.

3. in pl., flaps, tail-fins of crustacea, Arist. HA 526b9, GA 758a14 . folds within certain parts of the ruminant stomach, Id. HA 507b11, PA 675a28 .

4. κοπτῆς πλάκες,πλακοῦντες, AP 12.212 ( Strat. ). (Cf. Lett. plakt 'become flat'.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πλάξ , -ακός , ,

[in LXX for H3871;]

anything flat and broad.

1. a plain (poët.).

2. In late writers (Luc., al.), a flat stone, a tablet: 2 Corinthians 3:3, Hebrews 9:4.†

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

For this common word = ";purple dye"; it is sufficient to cite P Oxy IV. 739.17 (private account—c. A.D. 1) πορφύρας (δραχμαὶ) κ ̄, ";purple, 20 dr.,"; ib. VI. 931.4 (ii/A.D.) τὴν οὐγκίαν τῆς πορφύρα [ς ] ἔπεμψα, ";I have sent the ounce of purple,"; and P Giss I. 47.13 (time of Hadrian) τὸ ἡμιλεί [τρ ]ιον τῆς πορφύρας ἀντὶ (δραχμῶν) σ ̄ξ ̄ [(δραχμῶν)] σ ̄ν ̄β ̄, ";the half pound of purple for 252 instead of 264 drachmae"; : see the editor’s note. Πορφύρα is used of a ";purple robe"; in Aristeas 320, as in Mark 15:17 al., where however Souter (Lex. s.v.) understands ";a red-coloured cloak,"; such as common soldiers wore.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
πλάκας πλακες πλάκες πλακός πλακών πλαξί πλαξιν πλαξὶν plakes plákes plaxin plaxìn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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