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Strong's #1040 - βύσσος

of Hebrew origin (H948)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. byssus, a species of Egyptian flax
  2. linen made from byssus, very costly, delicate, soft, white and also of a yellow colour
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 948 ‑ בּוּץ (boots);  2353 ‑ חוּר (khoor);  5466 ‑ סָדִין (saw‑deen');  8336 ‑ שְׁשִׁי (shaysh, shesh‑ee');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βύσσος, ἡ,

flax, and the linen made from it, Emp. 93, Theoc. 2.73, etc.; used of perennial flax, Linum angustifolium, grown in Elis, Paus. 6.26.6, and of Linum usitatissimum, = λίνον Ἑβραίων, Id. 5.5.2; also, in later writers, of Indian cotton, Gossypium herbaceum, Poll. 7.76, Philostr. VA 2.20; and of silk, τὰ Σηρικὰ ἔκ τινων φλοιῶν ξαινουένης βύσσου Str. 15.1.20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βύσσος, βύσσου, (Vanicek, Fremdwörter, under the word), byssus, a species of Egyptian flax (found also in India and Achaia) — or linen made from it — very costly, delicate, soft, white, and also of a yellow color (see respecting it Pollux, onomast. 50:7 c. 17 § 75): Luke 16:19; Revelation 18:12 Rec. (In the Sept. generally for שֵׁשׁ, also בּוּץ, cf. 1 Chronicles 15:27; 2 Chronicles 5:12; cf. Winers RWB under the word Baumwolle; (BB. DD., see under the words, and ). Josephus, Antiquities 3, 6, 1f; 3, 7, 2; Philostr. vit. Apoll. 2, 20 (p. 71, Olear. edition); on the flax of Achaia growing about Elis, cf. Pausanias, 5, 5, 2; 7, 21, 7.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βύσσος , -ου ,

(cf. Heb. H948),

[in LXX chiefly for H8336, H948;]

byssus, a fine species of flax, also the linen made from it: Luke 16:19.†

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

For this Hellenized Semitic word see P Gen I. 36.19 (A.D. 170) (= Chrest. I. 85) βύσσου στολίσματος πήχεις δέκα , and cf. P Tebt II. 313.20 (A.D. 210–1), 598 (A.D. 176–91).



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
βυούσης βυσσον βύσσον βύσσος βύσσου βύσσω βώλακας βώλους busson bysson býsson
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