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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1293 - διαστολή

Word Origin:
from (1291)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a distinction, difference
    1. of the different sounds musical instruments make
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2708 ‑ חֻקָּה (khook‑kaw');   4008 ‑ מִבְטָא (mib‑taw');   6304 ‑ פְּדֻת (ped‑ooth', ped‑ooth');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διαστολ-ή, ἡ,



1. drawing asunder, dilatation, of the lungs, Arist. Aud. 800a35; of the heart, Gal. 2.597; of the pulse, Id. 8.736, al.; δ. χειλέων parting of the lips, i.e. utterance, LXX Numbers 30:7. separation, Thphr. CP 3.16.3; notch or nick, Plu. Cic. 1; boundary, fence, Tab.Heracl. 2.46; fencing off, τῆς γῆς PAmh. 2.40.25 (ii B. C.).

2. distinction, Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.158, LXX Exodus 8:23, Epicur. Nat. 28.7, Phld. Piet. 123, Romans 3:22; ἁγίων καὶ βεβήλων Ph. 2.159; μετὰ διαστολῆς προενεχθέντα with discrimination, Demetr.Lac. 1014.48 F.; detailed statement or explanation, Plb. 1.15.6; ἀξίους μνήμης καὶ δ. Id. 16.14.2, cf. SIG 284.11 (Chios), Apollon.Cit. 3; specification of items in an account, PRyl. 65.17 (i B. C.); article in a contract, etc., PTheb.Bank 6.8, 7.7.

3. command, injunction, order, LXX Numbers 19:2, al., PTeb. 24.45 (ii B.C.), etc.

4. payment, BGU 485.26, PTeb. 363.1 (ii A. D.).

II Gramm., comma (as in ὅ, τι), D.T. 629.

1. distinction, γενῶν A.D. Pron. 11.28,al. opposition, πρός τι ib. 41.24.

2. in Music, distinctness, of notes, 1 Corinthians 14:7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 διαστολή, διαστολῆς, (διαστέλλω, cf. ἀνατολή), a distinction, difference: Romans 3:22; Romans 10:12; of the difference of the sounds made by musical instruments, 1 Corinthians 14:7. (( Aristotle, Theophrastus), Polybius, Plutarch, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -στολή , -ῆς ,

(< διαστέλλω ),

[in LXX for H6304: Exodus 8:23, etc.;]

1. a separation.

2. a distinction, difference: Romans 3:22; Romans 10:12, 1 Corinthians 14:7.†

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

We are unable to illustrate the NT use of this word (cf. also Exodus 8:23) = ";distinction,"; ";difference"; (see under διαστέλλω), but the subst., like the verb, can be freely quoted in the sense of ";injunction,"; ";notification,"; ";memorandum."; P Tebt I. 24.45 (B.C. 117) ἀκολούθως ταῖς δεδομέναι (l. αις) δι᾽ α [ ]τῶν διαστολᾶς (l. αῖς), ";in accordance with the memoranda given by them"; (Edd.), ib. 34.13 (c. B.C. 100) γράφω σοι δὲ διαστολὰς αὐτοῖς δοῦναι, ";I am therefore writing to you to give their instructions"; (Edd.), P Oxy IV. 743.28 (B.C. 2) διαστολὰς δεδώκειν, ";praecepi "; (Witkowski.2, p. 130), ib. I. 68.36 (A.D. 131) ἀρκουμένου μ ̣ου τῇδε τῇ διαστολῇ ὡς καθήκει, ";since I am ready to abide by the present memorandum, as is right (?)"; (Edd.). Cf. also the corresponding use of τὸ διαστολικόν of an official ";notification"; or ";writ,"; in this last papyrus.33, et saepe. The noun, like διαστέλλω, is also frequent with reference to payments, e.g. P Tebt II. 363.1 (early ii/A.D.) διαστολῆς μετρήματος Τεβτύνεως, ";statement of a payment in kind at Tebtunis,"; ib. 395.20 (A.D. 150) ̣ν ̣τ ̣ι ̣[γρα (φον)] διασ ̣τ ̣ο ̣λ ̣(ῆς ?), with reference to the copy of a banker’s receipt : cf. the use of the rare word διαστολεύς in P Rein 53.6 (iii/iv A.D.). See also Wilcken Ostr i. p. 638.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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διαστολη διαστολή διαστολὴ διαστολην διαστολήν διαστολὴν diastole diastolē diastolḗ diastolḕ diastolen diastolēn diastolḕn

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