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Strong's #1708 - ἐμπλοκή

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1707)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. an interweaving, braiding, a knot
  2. an elaborate gathering of one's hair into knots
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KJV (1)
1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐμ-πλοκή, ἡ,


1. braiding, κόμης Str. 17.3.7, cf. Nic. Dam. p.2 D., 1 Peter 3:3.

2. scuffle, PRyl. 124.28 (i A. D.), 150.12 (i A. D.).

II interweaving, Epicur. Nat. 1420 (dub.); entanglement, Plu. 2.916d (pl.); of the matted roots of trees, Ph.Byz. Mir. 1.5 (pl.); τόποις ἐμπλοκὰς ἔχειν, of districts, to run into one another, Str. 13.4.12.

III Math., κατ' ἐμπλοκήν, = cross ἐμπλέγδην, Iamb. in Nic. p.124P., al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐμπλοκή (see ἐν, III. 3), ἐμπλοκῆς, , (ἐμπλέκω), an interweaving, braiding, a knot: τριχῶν (Lachmann omits), an elaborate gathering of the hair into knots, Vulg. capillatura, (A. V. plaiting), 1 Peter 3:3 (κόμης, Strabo 17, p. 828).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἐμ -πλοκή , ῆς ,

(< ἐμπλίκω ),

a braiding: τριχῶν , 1 Peter 3:3.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἐμπλοκή in the sense of ";struggle,"; ";scuffle,"; occurs P Ryl II. 124.28 (i/A.D.) καὶ ἐν τῇ ἐνπλοκῇ ἀπολέσσθαι (l. -έσθαι) αὐτῆς ̣ ἐν ̣ω ̣διον χρυσοῦν, ";in the struggle she lost a golden ear-ring"; (Edd.) : cf. ib. 150.12 (A.D. 40) καὶ ἐν τῇ ἐμπλοκῇ ἀπώλοντό μο (υ) ἀργ (υρίου) μ ̄. With the use in 1 Peter 3:3 cf. Syll 653.22 (B.C. 91) μὴ ἐχέτω δὲ μηδεμία χρυσία. . . μηδὲ τὰς τρίχας ἀνπεπλεγμένας, regulations regarding the ἱεραί in the celebration of the mysteries of Demeter and Kore : cf. ib. 939.10. For the simplex πλοκή cf. P Giss I. 47.7 (time of Hadrian) where a θῶραξ is described as τ ]ὴν πλοκὴν λεπτότατος. In P Ryl II. 154.31 (A.D. 66) ἀποπλοκή is used of the ";separation"; of divorce, as the verb occurs elsewhere, and the editors note γενόμενος καὶ ἀποπεπλεγμένος as a euphemism for death in BGU I. 118ii. 11 (ii/A.D.).


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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
εμπλοκης εμπλοκής ἐμπλοκῆς εμπλόκια εμπλόκιον εμπλοκίου εμπνεύσεως emplokes emplokês emplokēs emplokē̂s
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