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Strong's #1005 - βοῤῥᾶς

Root Word (Etymology)
of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. Boreas, the north-north-east wind
  2. the north
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6828 ‑ צָפֹן (tsaw‑fone', tsaw‑fone');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Βορρ-ᾶς, ᾶ, ὁ, v. Βορέας.

Βορέας, ου, ὁ:

Aeol. Βορίαις Ale. Supp. 7.13; Ion. Βορέης Hom., or Βορῆς, έω, Hdt. 7.189; Att. Βορρᾶς, ᾶ, Cratin. 207, Th. 6.2, al., Pl. Criti. 112b, PPetr. 1.21.11 (iii B. C.), Luke 13:29, etc.; but gen. Βορέου IG 12.373.29:

1. north wind, personified as Boreas, Od. 5.296, etc.: generally, opp. νότος, Β. καὶ ἀπαρκτίας Arist. Mete. 363b14, cf. Mu. 394b20 (pl.), HA 612b5 (pl.); Β. πνέουσιν ὀρνιθίαι PHib. 1.2 -. 59 (iii B. C.).

2. the north, πρὸς Βορέην (v.l. -ρῆν) ἄνεμον towards the north. Hdt. 2.101; πρὸς Βορέαν τοῦ ὄρους Th. 2.96, cf. 6.2; Βορρᾷ to the north, BGU 1127.12 (i B. C.), etc.; cf. Βορόην· τὴν φῦσαν, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βορρᾶς, βορρᾶ (Winers Grammar, § 8, 1; Buttmann, 20 (18)), (equivalent to βορέας, βορέου), often (in Attic writings), in the Sept. for צָפון;

1. Boreas; the north-northeast wind.

2. the north: Luke 13:29; Revelation 21:13 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 121 (115) under the word μεσημβρία).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βορρᾶς , -

(Attic contr. of Βορέας , the North wind personified),

[in LXX for H6828;]

1. Boreas, the North wind.

2. the north: Luke 13:29 Revelation 21:13.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The contracted form, which is found in the two NT occurrences of this word (Luke 13:29, Revelation 21:13), is almost universal in the Ptolemaic papyri, e.g. P Lille I. 1 recto.4 (B.C. 259–8) ἀπὸ νότου εἰς βορρᾶν , P Petr I. 21.11 and 18 (B.C. 237) ἀπὸ δὲ βορρᾶ , P Par 15.16 (B.C. 120) ἀπὸ βορρᾶ τοῦ δρόμου τοῦ [ ]γοντος ἐπὶ ποταμὸν τῆς μεγίστης θεᾶς Ἥρας , and other examples in Mayser Gr. p. 252; but P Hib I. 27.59 (a calendar, B.C. 301–240) βορέαι πνείουσιν ὀρνιθίαι , ";the north winds which bring the birds are blowing."; P Leid Wxix. 24 has βορεας , some five centuries later, but it is always rare. Cf. Job 26:7, Sirach 43:17; Sirach 43:20. Priene 99.19 (c. B.C. 100) has τῆς στοᾶς τοῦ βαρέου : cf. Syll 552.70 (latter half of ii/A.D.) εἰς τὴν παραστάδα τὴν ἀπὸ δυσμῆς τῆς στοᾶς τῆς βορεί [ας —with corresponding adjective. From inscrr. cf. OGIS 176.8 (ii/i B.C.) ἐπὶ βορρᾶν , ib. 178.10 (ii/i B.C.) ἐπὶ βορᾶν , Michel 1357.9 (B.C. 300–299) βορρᾶθεν . The adj. βορινός occurs in P Oxy I. 43 verso i. 10 (after A.D. 295) (ύμῃ ) τῇ βοριν [ ] ἐκκλησίᾳ ";North Church St,"; ib. III. 498.8 (ii/A.D.), al.; but in ib. VIII. 1112.22 (A.D. 188) βορ ̄[ι ]νοῖς implies ρρ , and so P Ryl II. 157.12 (A.D. 135). Thumb, Hellen. pp. 56, 65, notes that βορρᾶς is a Dorism in the Κοινή .



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List of Word Forms
βορέαν βορέας βορρα βορρά βορρᾶ βορράν βόσκημα βοσκήματα βοσκημάτων borra borrâ
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