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Strong's #1039 - βύσσινος

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  1. a fine linen (garment)
  2. made of fine linen
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 906 ‑ בַּד (bad);  948 ‑ בּוּץ (boots);  3768 ‑ כַּרְפַּס (kar‑pas');  8336 ‑ שְׁשִׁי (shaysh, shesh‑ee');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Revelation 4
NAS (10)
Revelation 10
HCS (5)
Revelation 5
BSB (5)
Revelation 5
ESV (6)
Revelation 6
WEB (4)
Revelation 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βύσσινος, η, ον,

I made of βύσσος, σινδὼν β. fine linen bandage, used for mummy-cloths, Hdt. 2.86; for wounds, Id. 7.181; πέπλοι A. Pers. 125 (lyr.), E. Ba. 821; φάρος S. Fr. 373; ὀθόνια β. OGI 90.17 (Rosetta), PStrassb. 91.16 (i B. C.), Aristeas 320; β. περιβόλαια PStrassb. 91.9 (i B. C.); βύσσινον, τό, LXX Ezra 1:6 (pl.), al., Revelation 19:8; ὀθόνια καὶ βύσσινα PHolm. 15.26.

II = πορφυροῦς, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βύσσινος, βυσσίνῃ, βύσσινον ( βύσσος, which see; cf. ἀκάνθινος, ἀμαράντινος), made of fine linen; neuter βύσσινον namely, ἱμάτιον (Winers Grammar, 591 (550); (Buttmann, 82 (72))) (a) fine linen (garment): Revelation 18:12 (Rec. βύσσου), ; (WH marginal reading λευκοβυσσινον (for βύσσινον λευκόν)). (Genesis 41:42; 1 Chronicles 15:21. Aeschylus, Herodotus, Euripides, Diodorus 1, 85; Plutarch, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βύσσινος , -η , -ον

(< βύσυος )

[in LXX chiefly for H8336, H948, etc.;]

made of βύσσος ,

fine linen: Revelation 18:12; Revelation 18:16; Revelation 19:8; Revelation 19:14.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The manufacture of this famous material (τὰ βύσσινα , with or without ὀθόνια ) seems to have been a Government monopoly in Egypt, and it was carried on under the direction of the priests in the temples, which were hives of industry as well as of devotion. The output of these early ecclesiastics ranged from lawn to beer, as we see from P Eleph 27a.13 (B.C. 225–4) With the editor’s note and P Lond 1177.51 (A.D. 113) (= III. p. 182). See also for the linen monopoly Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 266 ff. and Dittenberger’s note to OGIS 90.17 (the Rosetta Stone—B.C. 196) τῶν τ᾽ εἰς τὸ βασιλικὸν συντελουμένων ἐν τοῖς ἱεροῖς βυσσίνων ὀθονίων ἀπέλυσεν τὰ δύο μέρη .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
βύσσινα βυσσίνας βυσσίνη βυσσίνην βυσσίνοις βυσσινον βύσσινον βυσσινου βυσσίνου βυσσίνους bussinon bussinou byssinon býssinon byssinou byssínou
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