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Strong's #4454 - πῶλος

Transliteration
pōlos
Phonetics
po'-los
Root Word (Etymology)
apparently a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
6:959,981
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. a colt, the young of a horse
  2. a young creature
    1. of a young ass
    2. an ass's colt
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  3280 ‑ יַעֲלָה (yah‑al‑aw');  5895 ‑ עַיִר (ah'‑yeer);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πῶλος, ὁ and , foal, whether colt or filly, Il. 20.222 (fem.), Od. 23.246 (masc.); ἵππους . . πάσας θηλείας, πολλῇσι δὲ πῶλοι ὑπῆσαν Il. 11.681; ἐδάμασσε πώλους Pi. P. 2.8; νεοζυγὴς π . A. Pr. 1010; κριθῶντα π . Id. Ag. 1641; ὁ ἔτι ἀδάμαστος π . X. Eq. 1.1; ἵπποι π ., opp. ἵπποι τέλειοι, IG 9(1).12.18 (Ambryssus, iii A.D. ): freq. used by Poets generally for ἵππος, A. Fr. 326, S. OC 313, 1062 (lyr.), El. 705 sq.: in races, πώλων ἀβόλων ἅρμα IG 22.2326.11; πώλοις τε ἀβόλοις καὶ τελείων τε καὶ ἀβόλων τοῖς μέσοις Pl. Lg. 834c: metaph., π. Κύπριδος, of courtesans, Eub. 84.2 .

2. any young animal: of the elephant, Arist. HA 610a33; camel, ib. 630b34; κάμηλος π . BGU 768.2 (ii A.D.); of the dog, AP 12.238 ( Strat. ); ass, Mark 11:2; ὄνοι π . PLille 8.9 (iii B.C.); pullet, Alex.Trall. 5.6; πῶλοι βουβαλίδων Ael. NA 7.47 .

3. in Poets, in fem., young girl, maiden, Anacr. 75.1, E. Hec. 142 (anap.); πῶλον ἄζυγα λέκτρων Id. Hipp. 546 (lyr.), cf. Fr. 781.21 (lyr.), Cratin. 87, Epicr. 9; κακῆς γυναικὸς πῶλον E. Andr. 621: less freq. masc., young man, Id. Rh. 386 (anap.), Ph. 947; ἀνδρὸς φίλου πῶλον . . ζυγέντ' ἐν ἅρμασιν πημάτων A. Ch. 794 (lyr.). II a Corinthian coin, from the figure of Pegasus upon it, E. Fr. 675, cf. Poll. 9.76 .

III ἱερὸς π. Ἴσιδος, title of priest in Egypt, OGI 739.8 (ii B.C.), PGrenf. 2.20.5 (ii B.C.), PRein. 10.5, al. (ii B.C.); π . alone, of a priest of Demeter and Persephone, IG 5(1).1444 (Messene, iv/iii B.C. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πῶλος, πωλου, (in classical Greek also) (Latinpullus, O. H. G. folo, English foal; perhaps allied with παῖς; cf. Curtius, § 387);

1. a colt, the young of the horse: so very often from Homer down.

2. universally, a young creature: Aelian v. h. 4, 9; specifically, of the young of various animals; in the N. T. of a young ass, an ass's colt: Matthew 21:2, 5, 7; Mark 11:2,(3 L marginal reading),4,5,7; Luke 19:30, 33, 35; John 12:15 (also in Geoponica); the Sept. several times for עַיִר; for יַעֲלָה a female ibex, Proverbs 5:19.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πῶλος , -ου ,

(in cl. also ),

[in LXX chiefly for H5895;]

a foal, colt, prop., of a horse, then the young of other animals; in NT of the colt of an ass: Matthew 21:2; Matthew 21:5 (LXX), Matthew 21:7, Mark 11:2; Mark 11:4-5; Mark 11:7, Luke 19:30; Luke 19:33; Luke 19:35, John 12:15 (LXX).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
πωλον πώλον πῶλον πώλός πώλους polon pôlon pōlon pō̂lon
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