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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4443 - πυρά

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Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a fire, a pile of burning fuel
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πῠρά, ῶν, τά,

watch-fires, in Hom. only nom. and acc., καίωμεν πυρὰ πολλά Il. 8.509, cf. 554, 9.77, 10.12; ἐκκαύσαντες π. Hdt. 4.134; πύρ' αἴθει ( ν ) prob. for πυραίθει ( ν ) in E. Rh. 41 (lyr.), 78, 823 (lyr.) and for πύραιθεῖν (sic) in Call. Fr. 1.13 P.; πυρὰ δαίεται E. Rh. 136 (lyr.); ὡς . . ᾐσθάνοντό τὰ πυρὰ . . φανέντα the beacon-fires, Th. 8.102; π. κατασβεννύναι X. An. 6.3.25; dat., ἐπιτυγχάνει πυροῖς ἐρήμοις ib. 7.2.18, cf. Cyr. 4.2.16; of volcanic fires, Arist. Mir. 833a1; πυρά . . εὔδηλα πᾶσι Scymn. 258: metaph., δῆμος π. ἐς τὸν Τίβεριν πολλὰ ἐνέβαλε D.C. 55.13 . (A sg. πυρόν is cited by Hdn.Gr. 2.944, but rejected by Eust. 729.63: the accent, as well as dat. πυροῖς, shows that πυρά does not belong to πῦρ .)

πῠρά, ᾶς,

Ep. and Ion. πῠρή, ῆς, ἡ, ( πῦρ )

funeral-pyre, πυραὶ νεκύων καίοντο θαμειαί Il. 1.52, etc.; πυρῆς ἐπιβάντ' ἀλεγεινῆς 4.99, etc.; ἐν δὲ πυρῇ ὑπάτῃ νεκρὸν θέσαν 23.165, 24.787, cf. Pi. N. 9.24, S. Tr. 1254, etc.; ποίησαν δὲ πυρὴν ἑκατόμπεδον Il. 23.164; πυρὴν νῆσαι, συννῆσαι, to raise one, Hdt. 1.50, 86; πυρῆς ἁμμένης ibid.; τινὰ πυρᾷ κέαντες S. El. 757; σκῦλα πρὸς πυρὰν ἐμὴν κόμιζε Id. Ph. 1432; ἐπὶ τῇ π. κείμενος Pl. R. 614b; αἱ τῶν ζωγρηθέντων σφαγαὶ εἰς τὴν π. ib. 391b . mound raised on the place of the pyre, tumulus, Pi. I. 8(7).63, S. El. 901, E. Hec. 386, IT 26 .

2. altar for burnt sacrifice, Hdt. 7.167, E. Ion 1258 (troch.); ἑρκεῖος π. Id. Tr. 483; fire burning thereon, dub. l. in Hdt. 2.39 .

3. burning mass, ib. 107, Zos. 2.13; λαμπάδων π. a mass of burning torches, D.S. 17.36 .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** πυρά , -ᾶς , (< πῦρ ),

[in LXX: Judith 7:5, Wisdom of Solomon 17:6, al.;]

a fire: Acts 28:2-3.†

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 the diphthong in this place-name (Acts 16:11) see Meisterhans Gr. p. 64, 1.


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.
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πυραν πυράν πυρὰν πυργοβάρεσί puran pyran pyrán pyràn
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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