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#440 - ἄνθραξ

of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech
  1. a burning or live coal
Strong #: 100 ‑ אַגְמוֹן (ag‑mone');  916 ‑ בְּדֹלַח (bed‑o'‑lakh);  1513 ‑ גֶּחֶל (ghe'‑khel, gah‑kheh'‑leth);  3956 ‑ לְשֹׁנָה (law‑shone', law‑shone', lesh‑o‑naw');  5306 ‑ נֹפֶךְ (no'‑fek);  6352 ‑ פֶּחָם (peh‑khawm');  7531 ‑ רִצְפָּה (rits‑paw');  7565 ‑ רֶשֶׁף (reh'‑shef);  8658 ‑ תַּרְשִׁישׁ (tar‑sheesh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄνθραξ, ᾰκος, ὁ,


1.charcoal, Sotad.Com. 1.12: mostly in pl. ἄνθρακες Ar. Ach. 34, 332, Nu. 97; ἄ. Παρνήθιοι Id. Ach. 348; ὀπτωμέναις κόγχαισιν ἐπί τῶν ἀ. Id. Fr. 68; ἄνθρακας ἡμμένους Th. 4.100, etc.; their vapour produced stupor, Arist. Sens. 444b31: prov., ἄνθρακας κατεσθίειν, of a glutton, Euphro 10.14, cf. Ion Trag. 29.

2. coal, οἷς καὶ οἱ χαλκεῖς χρῶνται Thphr. Lap. 16, PHolm. 2.33; ἐπὶ ἀνθράκων μαλακῶν on a slow fire, Xenocr. 16.


1. a precious stone of dark-red colour, including the carbuncle, ruby, and garnet (Adams), Arist. Mete. 387b18, LXX Exodus 28:18, Phylarch. 41, etc.

2. hence, carbuncle, malignant pustule (acc. to some, small-pox), Hp. Epid. 3.7, Gal. 7.719, al.

III = ἰσάτις, woad, PHolm. 18.34, al.

ἄνθραξ , -ακος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1513;]

coal, charcoal: . . πυρός , a burning coal, Romans 12:20.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr III. 107(d).28, P Lond 1159.59 (A.D. 145–7) (= III. p. 113) ἐπὶ ξυλ καὶ ἀνθράκων καὶ φαν ω καὶ λαμπά δ, P Fay 348 (ii/iii A.D.) ἄνθρακο (ς). The word also occurs ter in Michel 594 (B.C. 279), a long inscription from Delos containing the receipts and expenses of the ἱεροποιοί. It is MGr ἄνθρακας.


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List of Word Forms
άνθρακα άνθρακά ανθρακας άνθρακας ἄνθρακας άνθρακες άνθρακος ανθράκων άνθραξ άνθραξι anthrakas ánthrakas
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