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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Thousand

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1: χίλιοι

(Strong's #5507 — Adjective — chilioi — khil'-ee-oy )

"a thousand," occurs in 2 Peter 3:8; Revelation 11:3; 12:6; 14:20; 20:2-7 .

2: χιλιάς

(Strong's #5505 — Noun Feminine — chilias — khil-ee-as' )

"one thousand," is always used in the plural, chiliades, but translated in the sing. everywhere, except in the phrase "thousands of thousands," Revelation 5:11 .

Notes: (1) The following compounds of No. 1 represent different multiples of a thousand: dischilioi, 2,000, Mark 5:13; trischilioi, 3,000, Acts 2:41; tetrakischilioi, 4,000, Matthew 15:38; 16:10; Mark 8:9,20; Acts 21:38; pentakischilioi, 5,000, Matthew 14:21; 16:9; Mark 6:44; 18:19; Luke 9:14; John 6:10; heptakischilioi, 7,000, Romans 11:4 . (2) Murias, "a myriad, a vast number," "many thousands," Luke 12:1 , RV; Acts 21:20; it also denotes 10,000, Acts 19:19 , lit., "five ten-thousands;" Jude 1:14 , "ten thousands;" in Revelation 5:11 "ten thousand times ten thousand" is, lit., "myriads of myriads;" in Revelation 9:16 in the best texts, dismuriades muriadon, "twice ten thousand times ten thousand" RV (AV, "two hundred thousand thousand"): see INNUMERABLE. (3) Murioi (the plur. of murios), an adjective signifying "numberless," is used in this indefinite sense in 1 Corinthians 4:15; 14:19; it also denotes the definite number "ten thousand," Matthew 18:24 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Thousand'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/thousand.html. 1940.

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