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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2339 - θήρα

Transliteration
thḗra
Phonetics
thay'-rah
Origin
from ther (a wild animal, as game)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a hunting of wild beasts to destroy them
  2. metaph. of preparing destruction for men
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2963 ‑ טָרַף (taw‑raf');  2964 ‑ טֶרֶף (teh'‑ref);  6718 ‑ צַיִד (tsah'‑yid);  7568 ‑ רֶשֶׁת (reh'‑sheth);  
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Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θήρα,

Ion. θήρη, ἡ,

I

1. hunting of wild beasts, the chase, βάν ῥ' ἴμεν ἐς θήρην Od. 19.429; αἵμονα θήρης Il. 5.49; ἰέναι ἐπὶ τὴν θήρην Hdt. 1.37, 4.114, cf. Ar. Fr. 2 D.; ζῶσι ἀπὸ θ. Hdt. 4.22, cf. Arist. Pol. 1256a35; ἐποίησε μεγάλην θήραν X. Cyr. 1.4.14; θ. ποιεῖσθαι Arist. HA 541a20; τὰς θ. τῶν ὀρτύγων ἐποιοῦντο D.S. 1.60; τοῦ πτηνοῦ γένους θ., = ὀρνιθευτική, Pl. Sph. 220b; ἡ περὶ θάλατταν θ. fishing, Id. Lg. 823d; κυνηγεσία καὶ ἡ ἄλλη θ. ib. 763b: pl., πέρδικες εἰς τὰς θ. ἀγόμεναι, of decoy birds, Arist. GA 751a14, cf. Phld. Ir. p.42 W., Ant.Lib. 41.2. in Ptolemaic Egypt, στρατηγὸς ἐπὶ τὴν θ. τῶν ἐλεφάντων OGI 82, 86 (iii B.C.), cf. Str. 16.4.5, 7, Wilcken Chr. 385.14 (iii B.C.), PPetr. 3p.292 (iii B.C.), etc.

2. metaph., eager pursuit of anything, θήραν.. ἔχομεν τόξων, = θηρῶμεν τὰ τόξα, S. Ph. 840; δυσμενῶν θήραν ἔχειν Id. Aj. 564; θ. ἀνθρώπων Pl. Sph. 222b, 222c; τοῦ ἡδέος Id. Grg. 500d; ἐπιστημῶν Id. Tht. 198a, etc.

II prey, game, αἶψα δ' ἔδωκε θεὸς μενοεικέα θήρην Od. 9.158, cf. A. Ch. 251, E. Ba. 1144; πρὶν κινεῖσθαι τὴν θ. X. Cyr. 2.4.25; θήραν καλήν, of a prisoner, S. Ph. 609: in pl., ὦ πταναὶ θῆραι, of birds, ib. 1146 (lyr.); τὴν θ. ἐπὶ τοῦ μέσου τηροῦσα watching its prey, of a spider, Arist. HA 623a13.

III hunting-ground, preserve, Ἁδριανοῦ θῆραι D.C. 69.10. in Roman times, the games of the Circus, Epigr.Gr. 351.3 (Nicaea).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θήρα , -ας , ,

[in LXX for H6718, H2963, H7568, and cogn. forms;]

1. a hunting, chase (Hat., Xen., al.).

2. prey, game (c1.).

3. As in Psalms 35:8 = H7568, a net: Romans 11:9 (but v. Thayer, s.v.).†


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

PSI IV. 350.4 (B.C. 254–3) ἐμοὶ δὲ τῶι ὄντι πρὸς τῆι θήραι εὐτάκτως ἐφέλκεται τὰ ὀψώνια, P Tebt II. 612 (c) (i/ii A.D.) θήρας ἀγρι ̣ω ̣ν Τεβ [τ ]ύνεως : in P Hamb I. 6.11 (A.D. 129) μηδὲν ἀπὸ θή [ρ ]ας ἰχθύας π ̣εριγεγονέναι μεχρὶ ν ̣ῦν, the reference is to the tax paid on fish caught in Lake Moeris, cf. PSI II. 160.8 (A.D. 149). See also OGIS 82.6 (end of iii/B.C.) στρατηγὸς ἀποσταλεὶς ἐπὶ τὴν θήραν τῶν ἐλεφάντων τὸ δεύτερον, Preisigke 285.2 (Ptol.) οἱ ὑπογεγραμμένοι κυνηγοὶ ἐπὶ τὴν θήραν τῶν τράγων.

 

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θήρα θηραν θήραν θήρας θήρευμα θηρεύματα θηρευτάς θηρευτών theran thēran thḗran
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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