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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #5300 - ὗς

apparently a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. swine
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2386 ‑ חֲזִיר (khaz‑eer');  
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KJV (1)
2 Peter
NAS (1)
2 Peter
HCS (1)
2 Peter
BSB (1)
2 Peter
ESV (1)
2 Peter
WEB (1)
2 Peter
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), ὗν, gen. ὑός []; or σῦς, σῦν, gen. σῠός, ὁ and : Hom. prefers σῦς, and uses ὗς only metri gr.: in Hdt. and Att. ὗς is the prevailing form, as also at Rhodes, IG 12(1).905, Myconos, SIG 1024.16 (iii/ii B. C.), etc., and ὑῶν ὄρος is an Argive place-name, ib.56.25 (V B.C.); ὖς Alc. 99 (s.v.l.); both forms in Pi., v. infr.; ὗς in PCair.Zen. 462.7 (iii B. C.), LXX Leviticus 11:7, al. (σῦς only as v. l. in Psalms 80:14(79).14), and Plb. 8.29.4, 31.14.3, 34.8.8 (συναγρειον f.l. in 8.26.10, B. -W. ii Praef. p.lxxvii); but σῦς (acc. σῦν) in IG 5(1).1390.34, al. (Andania, i B. C.): pl., nom. ὕες, σύες; acc. ὕας, σύας, Att. ὗς Pl. Tht. 166c, Plb. 12.4.5, 8, GDI 5633.9 (Clazomenae) (σῦς Od. 14.107); gen. ὑῶν, συῶν; dat. ὑσί (συσί Il. 5.783, 7.257), but also ὕεσσι Od. 13.410, σύεσσι (v. infr.):

the wild swine, of the boar, σῦν ἄγριον ἀργιόδοντα Il. 9.539, cf. 8.338, al.; ἀργοτέρῳ συΐ καπρίῳ 11.293; ἀγροτέροισι σύεσσιν ἐοικότε 12.146; ἀργιόδοντος ὑός 10.264; also called σῦς κάπριος or κάπρος, v. sub vocc.; cf. also χλούνης; of the sow, συὸς ληϊβοτείρης Od. 18.29; ὗς ἄγριος Hdt. 4.192, cf. X. Cyr. 1.6.28, etc.; ὕες (v.l. ὗς) ἄγριαι Arist. HA 578a25.

2. of the domesticated animal, Od. 14.14; the hogs being eaten, ὕες θαλέθοντες ἀλοιφῇ Il. 23.32; they were fed on acorns, Od. 10.243; also on μῆλα πλατανίστινα, Gal. 6.597; τοκὰς ὗς sus foeta, Luc. Lex. 6, cf. Od. 14.16; ὗς ἐπίτεξ Alciphr. 3.73.

3. provs., Βοιωτία ὗς, of stupidity (cf. συοβοιωτοί), Pi. O. 6.90, cf. Fr. 83 (σύας) ; ὗς ποτ' Ἀθαναίαν ἔριν ἤρισεν (or more shortly ἡ ὗς τὴν Ἀθηνᾶν, Lat. sus Minervam, Plu. Dem. 11), of dunces setting themselves up against wise men, Theoc. 5.23; οὐκ ἂν πᾶσα ὗς γνοίη Pl. La. 196d; ὗς διὰ ῥόδων 'a bull in a china-shop', Crates Com. 4; ὗς ἐκώμασε, of arrogant and insolent behaviour, Theognost. Can. 24; ὗς ὑπὸ ῥόπαλον δραμεῖται, of one who runs wilfully into destruction, Dinoloch.14; παχὺς ὗς ἔκειτ' ἐπὶ στόμα (cf. βοῦς VIII) Men. 21; λύσω τὴν ἐμαυτῆς ὗν I will give my rage vent (' go the whole hog '), Ar. Lys. 684.

II = ὕαινα 11, Epich. 68, Archestr. Fr. 22.1.

III v. ὕσγη. (Cf. Lat. σῡς, O E. sú, sw-in: perh. I.- E. sû-s fem. 'mother', cf. Skt. sû-s 'mother', sû-te 'bring forth (young)'; change of meaning as in Polish maciora (1) 'mother', (2) 'sow', and in Sardinian mardi 'sow', from mater; Skt. sû-s is also masc., and σῦς is difficult.)


(B), Dor. for οἷ, whither, IG 4.498.4 (Mycenae, ii B. C.).

II Dor. for ἐκεῖ (σε), in the gloss ὕσειμι· ἐκεῖ βαδίζω, Hsch. (cf. ὗσπερ).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὗς , ὑός , , ,

[in LXX for H2386;]

swine: fem. (sow), 2 Peter 2:22,†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

"that which causes terror," is so read by WH, following BD, in its only occurrence in the NT, Luk. 21:11 : see Blass-Debrunner Gr. § 35. 3. The word is cited by Hobart (p. 161) from Hippocrates Morb. Sacr. 303, as denoting "fearful objects that present themselves to the imagination of the sick."


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