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Strong's #1000 - βολή

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  1. a throw
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Strong #: 2909 ‑ טָחָה (taw‑khaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βολή, ἡ,


1 stroke or wound of a missile (opp. πληγή, of sword or pike), Od. 17.283, cf. 24.161; β. πέτρων E. Or. 59; λίθων Phld. Ir. p.31 W. (pl.); μέχρι λίθου καὶ ἀκοντίου βολῆς Th. 5.65; β. ἔρωτος shafts of love, AP 12.160; βολαῖς.. σφόγγος ὤλεσεν γραφήν by its stroke or touch, A. Ag. 1329; swing of ἁλτῆρες, Antyll. ap. Orib. 6.34.1.

2. κύβων βολαί throws or casts of dicc, S. Fr. 429.

3. metaph., β. ὀφθαλμῶν quick glances, Od. 4.150; κάτω.. βλεμμάτων ῥέπει β. A. Fr. 242, cf. Philostr. VS 2.27.5.

4. β. κεραύνιοι thunder- bolts, A. Th. 430; βολαὶ ἡλίου sun- beams, S. Aj. 877, cf. E. Ion 1134; χρυσοῦ.. βολαῖς with golden rays, of a statue, IG 14.1026 (iii A. D.); βολαὶ χιόνος radiance, E. Ba. 662; τὰς ψυχὰς οἷον βολὰς εἶναι λέγουσιν Plot. 6.4.3.

5. βολαί, = ὠδῖνες, Procop. Goth. 4.22.

6. payment, ἀποδώσω ἐπὶ βολαῖς δυσίν Stud.Pal. 20.139 (vi A. D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βολή, βολης, (βάλλω), a throw: ὡσεί λίθου βολήν about a stone's throw, as far as a stone can be cast by the hand, Luke 22:41 (ὡσεί τόξου βολήν, Genesis 21:16; μέχρι λίθου καί ἀκοντιου βολης, Thucydides 5, 65; ἐξ ἀκοντιου βολης, Xenophon, Hell. 4, 5, 15).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βολή , -ῆς ,

(< βάλλω ),

[in LXX: Genesis 21:16 (H2909), 2 Maccabees 5:3, 3 Maccabees 5:26*;]

a throw; λίθου β . (Thuc., v, 65, 2),

a stone's throw: Luke 22:41.†

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
βολην βολήν bolen bolēn bolḗn
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