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Strong's #4746 - στοιβάς

from a primary steibo (to "step" or "stamp")
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


άδος, ἡ,= ἡ στρωμνή, Zonar.; v. στιβάς .

στῐβάς, άδος, ἡ,

( στείβω )

bed of straw, rushes, or leaves, whether strewn loose (cf. Mark 11:8 ), or stuffed into a mattress, E. Hel. 798; χαμαιπετής Id. Tr. 507; σχοίνων Ar. Pl. 541; ἐπὶ στιβάδων ἐστρωμένων μίλακι καὶ μυρρίναις Pl. R. 372b; χἁ ς. ἐσσεῖται πεπυκασμένα . . κνύζᾳ τ' ἀσφοδέλῳ τε Theoc. 7.67, cf. 13.34 . straw strewn at a sacrifice, hence as name of the ceremony, IG 22.1368.48, al. (ii A.D.) .

2. mattress, Hdt. 4.71, Ar. Pl. 663; ἐπὶ στιβάδος κατακείμενος Epicur. Fr. 207; esp. one used by soldiers, Eup. 254, Ar. Pax 348, X. HG 7.1.16, Plb. 5.48.4 .

3. generally, bed, Theopomp. Hist. 166 .

4. nest or lair of mice, Arat. 1140; of the fish φυκίς, Arist. HA 607b21 .

5. grave, BCH 13.37 ( Iasus ), 22.373 ( Caria ), Ath.Mitt. 15.277 (ibid.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στιβάς, στιβαδος, (from στείβω 'to tread on,' 2 aorist ἐστιβον);

a. a spread or layer of leaves, reeds, rushes, soft leafy twigs, straw, etc., serving for a bed (Hesychius στιβάς. ἀπό ῤάβδων χλωρῶν χορτων στρωσις καί φυλλων); so in Greek writings from Herodotus down.

b. that which is used in making a bed of this sort, a branch full of leaves, soft faliage: so Mark 11:8 L T Tr WH for στοιβάδας, an orthographical error (see Tdf.'s note at the passage).

STRONGS NT 4746: στοιβάς στοιβάς, στοιβαδος, , see στιβάς, b.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στοιβάς , see στιβάς .

** στιβάς , -άδος , ,

[in Aq.: Ezekiel 46:23 (טִירוֺת ) *;]

a litter of leaves or rushes: pl., Mark 11:8 (Rec. στοιβ -).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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στιβαδας στιβάδας στοιβάδας στοιβής stibadas stibádas
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