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Strong's #5201 - ὑδρία

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  1. a vessel for holding water
  2. a water jar, a water pot
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Strong #: 3537 ‑ כַּד (kad);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὑδρ-ία, ἡ,


water-pot, pitcher, Ar. V. 926, Ec. 678 (anap.), LXX Ecclesiastes 12:6, CIG 2855.10 (Branchidae), John 2:6, etc.; ὑδρίης πέρι δῆρις (cf. ἀμφορίτης) A.R. 4.1767: prov., ἐπὶ θύραις τὴν ὑδρίαν to break the pitcher at the door, 'there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip', Arist. Rh. 1363a7.

II vessel of any kind, e. g. wine-pot, Ar. Fr. 136; a pot of money, Id. Av. 602 (anap.) (ἐν ὑδρίαις γὰρ ἔκειντο οἱ θησαυροί Sch. ad loc.(603)), cf. IG 11(2).161 B 100 (Delos, iii B. C.); ὑ. χαλκῆ D. 47.52; ὑ. χρυσῆ, ἀργυρᾶ, IG 22.204.35; ὑδρίαι ἄρτων πέντε bread- pans, POxy. 155.4 (vi A. D.).

2. balloting urn, esp. in lawcourts, etc., IG 9(1).334.45 (Locr., v B. C.), Isoc. 17.33, Plu. TG 11.

3. cinerary urn, Id. Phil. 21, Luc. Dem.Enc. 29, etc.

4. water-clock, S.E. M. 5.75, Jul. Caes. 325c. [ in A.R. l.c., where ὑδρείης is v.l.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑδρία ὑδρίας, (ὕδωρ), a vessel for holding water; a water-jar, water-pot: John 2:6; John 4:28. (Aristophanes, Athen., others; the Sept. for כַּד. (Cf. Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 23.))

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑδρία , -ας , ,

(< ὕδωρ ),

[in LXX for H3537;]

1. prop., a water-pot or jar: John 2:6-7; John 4:28.

2. More freq. in Attic = ἄγγος , a pot, urn or jar of any kind, as for holding wine, coins, etc. (v. Rutherford, NPhr., 23; MM, xxv).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

and (cf. Thackeray Gr. i. p. 146).

In P Cairo Goodsp 30xlii .8 (A.D. 191–2) ἱσσύπου (l. ὑσσώπου) (τετρώβολον) the editor translates ";caper plant"; : cf. Hebrews 9:19. In John 19:29 ὑσσώπῳ is probably a graphic error for ὑσσῷ, ";a pike,"; ";a javelin"; : see Field Notes, p. 106 ff.


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