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Strong's #1292 - διάστημα

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1339)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. an interval, distance, space of time
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Strong #: 679 ‑ אַצִּיל (ats‑tseel');  935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  1146 ‑ בִּנְיָן (bin‑yawn');  1448 ‑ גְּדֶרֶת (ghed‑ay‑raw');  1508 ‑ גִּזְרָה (ghiz‑raw');  3247 ‑ יְסוֹד (yes‑ode');  4052 ‑ מִגְרָעוֹת (mig‑raw‑aw');  4054 ‑ מִגְרָשָׁה (mig‑rawsh', mig‑raw‑shaw');  4060 ‑ מִדָּה (mid‑daw');  7305 ‑ רֶוַח (reh'‑vakh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ατος, τό, (διαστῆναι)


1. interval, freq. in Music, Archyt. 2, Pl. R. 531a, Aristox. Harm. p.4 M., al., Arist. Pr. 922b6, Damox. 2.57; of Time, δ. τετραετές Plb. 9.1.1: generally, ἐκ μεγάλων δ. κινεῖσθαι Democr. 191; δ. μεταξὺ κόσμων Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.37U.; distance, Phld. D. 3.8,9. Geom., radius, κέντρῳ τῷ Α, διαστήματι τῷ ΑΒ, γεγράφθω κύκλος Euc. 1.1, cf. Ph. Bel. 52.14; of a sphere, Autol. 6. aperture, ἀγγεῖον ἔχον δ. μέγα Arist. GA 787b4; ἐκ πολλοῦ δ. Id. Aud. 800a36; τὰ δ. τῆς χειρὸς τῶν δακτύλων the spaces between the fingers, Aen.Tact. 31.35.

2. Medic., diastasis, of bones, Hp. Off. 23 (pl.), cf. Gal. 18(2).887.

3. difference, τῶν ἡδονῶν μεγάλα τὰ δ. Nicom.Com. 1.22.

4. ratio, Archyt. 2, Arist. Ph. 202a18.

5. in Aristotle's symbolism, conjunction of two terms, APr. 42b10, APo. 82b7, al.

6. extension, dimension, χρόνος κινήσεως δ. Zeno Stoic. 1.26, cf. Chrysipp.ib.2.164, Dam. Pr. 389; of Space, Arist. Ph. 209a4, Plot. 6.4.2; ὧν πρότερον διάστημα ἐνειστήκει whose extension (i.e. surface) it (the εἴδωλον) formerly occupied, Epicur. Nat. 2.3.

II distinction of style, Longin. 40.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διάστημα, διαστήματος, τό ((διαστῆναι)), an interval, distance; space of time: ὡς ὡρῶν τριῶν διάστημα, Acts 5:7 ((ἐκ πολλοῦ διαστήματος, Aristotle, de audib., p. 800{b}, 5 etc.); τετραετες δδιαστημα Polybius 9, 1, 1; (σύμπας χρόνος ἡμερῶν καί νυκτῶν ἐστι διάστημα, Philo, alleg. leg. i. § 2 etc., see Siegfried under the word, p. 66)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

διάστημα , -τος , τό

(< διίστημι ),

[in LXX for H7305, etc.;]

an interval, space: of time (Sir, prol. 24), Acts 5:7.†

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 word is found in the astronomical papyrus P Par 1.381 (ii/B.C.) ὁ τῶν ἐπιτολῶν καὶ δυσμῶν χρόνος ἔνεστιν ἐν τῷ τῆς ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτὸς διαστήματι, cf..433, .491. See also P Oxy VI. 918v. 15 (a land survey—ii/A.D.) ἀνὰ μ (έσον) οὔσης διώρυχο (ς) καὶ ἱκανοῦ διαστήματ (ος), P Giss I. 40ii. 15 (edict of Caracalla) μετὰ ̣ τ [ ] π [λ ]ηρ ̣ω ̣θῆναι τὸ τοῦ χρ ̣[ ]νου διάστη ̣μα, P Ryl II. 207 (a ).27, .31 (ii/A.D.) μετὰ διάστεμα, of space : on the shortening of η to ε, irrespective of etymology (which would have produced α ̆) see Proleg. p. 46.


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
διαστημα διάστημα διάστηματα διαστήματος διαστημάτων diastema diastēma diástema diástēma
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