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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5491 - χεῖλος

Word Origin:
from a form of the same as (5490)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Neuter
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a lip, of the speaking mouth
  2. metaph. the sea shore
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 561 ‑ אֵמֶר (ay'‑mer);   3027 ‑ יָד (yawd);   3895 ‑ לְחִי (lekh‑ee');   6310 ‑ פֶּה (peh);   8193 ‑ שֶׂפֶת (saw‑faw', sef‑eth');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(Dor. χῆλος Cerc. 1.5, Aeol. χέλλος Choerob. in An.Ox. 2.278), εος, τό: pl., gen. χειλῶν Arist. HA 492b26; χειλέων Herod. 3.4, LXX Proverbs 12:13, al., Plu. Cat.Ma. 12, v.l. in D.H. Comp. 14: poet. dat. χείλεσσι (v. infr.):

lip, Hom., etc.: prov., ἐγέλασσε χείλεσιν laughed with the lips only, Il. 15.102; χείλεα μέν τ' ἐδίην', ὑπερῴην δ' οὐκ ἐδίηνε wetted the lips, but not the palate, i.e. drank sparingly, 22.495; νέκταρ ἐν χείλεσσι στάξοισι Pi. P. 9.63; πειθώ τις ἐπεκάθιζεν ἐπὶ τοῖς χ., of Pericles, Eup. 94.5; χείλεσιν διδοὺς ὀδόντας E. Ba. 621 (troch.); χείλεσιν ἀμφιλάλοις, of incessant talk, Ar. Ra. 678 (lyr.); δάκνων τὰ χ., of one in a difficulty, Eub. 53.6; ἄχρις ἡ ψυχή.. ἐπὶ χειλέων λειφθῇ Herod. l.c.; ἐπὶ τοῖς χείλεσι τὰς ψυχὰς ἔχοντες 'with their hearts in their mouths', D.Chr. 32.50; ἀπὸ χειλέων, opp. ἀπὸ καρδίας, Plu. l.c.; ἀπ' ἄκρου χ. φιλοσοφεῖν on the surface only, Luc. Apol. 6; ἐπ' ἄκρου τοῦ χ. on the tip of one's tongue, Id. Ind. 26; προσαρμόσαι τὰ χ. (sc. τῇ κύλικι) Id. DDeor. 5.2; προσαρμόζειν τὰ χ., χείλη προσεγγίσαι χείλεσιν, of persons kissing, Id. DMeretr. 5.3, Am. 53; χείλεσιν διερρυηκόσιν with gaping lips, Ar. Nu. 873; ἐν τοῖς χ. τιμᾶν LXX Isaiah 29:13; ἐν χ. ἑτέρων λαλεῖν, i.e. in strange speech, 1 Corinthians 14:21; χ. ἓν πάντων LXX Genesis 11:6, cf. Proverbs 10:19.

2. of horses, X. Eq. 6.8: of birds, bill, beak, E. Ion 1199, Opp. H. 3.247, AP 9.333 (Mnasalc.).

II metaph. of things, edge, brink, rim, of a bowl, χρυσῷ δ' ἐπὶ χείλεα κεκράανται Od. 4.616, cf. 132; Ἐλπὶς.. ἔμιμνε πίθου ὑπὸ χείλεσιν Hes. Op. 97, cf. Hdt. 3.123, Ar. Ach. 459; of a ditch, Il. 12.52, Hdt. 1.179, Th. 3.23; of the ocean, Mimn. 11.7, cf. LXX Genesis 22:17; τῶν τῆς γῆς τροχῶν Pl. Criti. 115e; of rivers, lakes, Hdt. 2.70, 94, Arist. HA 570a22; of the whorls, Pl. R. 616d, 616e; αὐλαίας, τείχους, LXX Exodus 26:4, Plb. 10.44.11; of the womb, Arist. HA 583a16; of a wound, Gal. 11.127.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 χεῖλος, χείλους, τό, genitive plural in the uncontracted form χειλέων ( Hebrews 13:15; see ὄρος) (χέω equivalent to ΧΑΩ, χαίνω), from Homer down, the Sept. for שָׂפָה, a lip;

a. in the N. T. of the speaking mouth (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32): Matthew 15:8; Mark vil. 6; Romans 3:13; 1 Corinthians 14:21; Hebrews 13:15 (on which see καρπός, 2c.); 1 Peter 3:10.

b. metaphorically: χεῖλος τῆς θαλάσσης, the seashore, Hebrews 11:12 ( Genesis 22:17; Exodus 7:15; Exodus 14:30, etc.; of the shore of a lake, Josephus, b. j. 3,10, 7; of the banks of rivers, Herodotus 2 (70). 94; ( Aristotle, de mirab. aud. 46; 150; cf. hist. an. 6,16, p. 570a, 22); Polybius 3,14, 6; (cf. Winer's Grammar, pp. 18,30)).

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