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Strong's #1040 - βύσσος
- byssus, a species of Egyptian flax
- linen made from byssus, very costly, delicate, soft, white and also of a yellow colour
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.
βύσσος, βύσσου, ἡ (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,
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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).
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