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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5561 - χώρα

Transliteration
chṓra
Phonetics
kho'-rah  
Word Origin
from a derivative of the base of (5490) through the idea of empty expanse
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the space lying between two places or limits
  2. a region or country i.e. a tract of land
    1. the (rural) region surrounding a city or village, the country
    2. the region with towns and villages which surround a metropolis
  3. land which is ploughed or cultivated, ground
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 127 ‑ אֲדָמָה (ad‑aw‑maw');  217 ‑ אוּר (oor);  386 ‑ אֵתָן (ay‑thawn');  776 ‑ אֶרֶץ (eh'‑rets);  4082 ‑ מְדִינָה (med‑ee‑naw');  4725 ‑ מְקֹמָה ((1,2) maw‑kome', (3,4) mek‑o‑mah');  7704 ‑ שָׂדַי (saw‑deh', saw‑dah'ee);  8478 ‑ תַּחַת (takh'‑ath);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (27) NAS (28) HCS (28)
Matthew 3
Mark 3
Luke 9
John 3
Acts 8
James 1
Matthew 3
Mark 4
Luke 9
John 3
Acts 8
James 1
Matthew 3
Mark 4
Luke 9
John 3
Acts 8
James 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 3
N-ASF 13
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 3
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 2
N-APF 3
N-ASF 14
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 3
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 2
N-APF 3
N-ASF 13
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 3
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 2
NA WH
A-ASF 1
N-APF 3
N-ASF 13
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 3
N-GSF 4
N-NSF 2
T-GSF 1
N-APF 3
N-ASF 14
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 3
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 2


Thayer's Expanded Definition
 χώρα, χώρας, (ΧΑΩ (cf. Curtius, § 179), to lie open, be ready to receive), from Homer down, the Sept. for אֶרֶץ, מְדִינָה 'a province';

1. properly, the space lying between two places or limits.

2. a region or country; i. e. a tract of land: χώρα ἐγγύς τῆς ἐρήμου, John 11:54; (in an elliptical phrase, ἀστραπή () ἀστράπτουσα ἐκ τῆς ὑπό τόν οὐρανόν εἰς τήν ὑπ' οὐρανόν λάμπει, A. V. part ... part, Luke 17:24 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 64,5); on the ellipsis of χώρα in other phrases (ἐξ ἀναντιας, ἐν δεξιά, etc.), see Winer s Grammar, the passage cited; Buttmann, 82 (72)); land as opposed to the sea, Acts 27:27; land as inhabited, a province or country, Mark 5:10; (Mark 6:55> L marginal reading T Tr WH); Luke 15:13-15; Luke 19:12; Acts 13:49; with a genitive of the name of the region added: Τραχωνίτιδος, Luke 3:1; τῆς Ἰουδαίας, Acts 26:20; ((or an equivalent adjective)) Γαλατικη, Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23; τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Acts 10:39; plural τῆς Ἰουδαίας καί Σαμαρείας ( A. V. regions), Acts 8:1; ἐν χώρα καί σκιά θανάτου, in a region of densest darkness (see σκιά, a), Matthew 4:16; τίνος, the country of one, Matthew 2:12; χώρα for its inhabitants, Mark 1:5; Acts 12:20; the (rural) region environing a city or village, the country, Luke 2:8; Γεργεσηνῶν, Γερασηνῶν, Γαδαρηνῶν, Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26; the region with towns and villages which surrounds the metropolis, John 11:55.

3. land which is plowed or cultivated, ground: Luke 12:16; plural, Luke 21:21 ( R. V. country); John 4:35 ( A. V. fields); James 5:4 ( A. V. fields). (Synonym: see τόπος, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χώρα , -ας , ,

[in LXX for H776, H4082, etc.;]

1. most freq. in cl., a space, place.

2. land, i.e.

(a) a land, country, region: , ; , ; ; , , ; ; χ . Γαλατική , ; ; Τραχωνίτιδος , ; τ . Ἰουδαίας , ; τ . Ἰουδαίων , ; pl., τῆς Ἰουδαίας κ . Σαμαρείας , ; Γεργεσηνῶν (Γερασηνῶν , Γαδαρηνῶν ) , , ; ἐν χ . καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου , ;

(b) land, property: ;

(c) the country, opp. to the town; so in pl., , , .

SYN.: ἄγρος G68, τόπος G5117 (cf. DCG, i, 591a; LS, s.v. χώρα G5561, ad init.).

 

 

 

 


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
χωρα χώρα χώρᾳ χώραι χώραί χωραις χώραις χωραν χώραν χωρας χώρας χωρών chora chōra chṓra chṓrāi chorais chōrais chṓrais choran chōran chṓran choras chōras chṓras

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