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Strong's #257 - ἅλων

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from the base of (G1507)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a ground plot or threshing floor, i.e. a place in the field made hard after the harvest by a roller, where grain was threshed out
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἅλων, ωνος, ἡ, = cross ἅλως (usu. in sense 1), rare in nom., Thphr. Sign. 31 (pl., in sense 11.1), LXX Hosea 9:2, BGU 651.5 (ii A.D.); more freq. in oblique cases, BCH 39.55 (Arcad., iv B.C., in sense of plantation (?)), PLille 13.3, Arist. Vent. 973a14, LXX Genesis 50:10, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἅλων, (ωνος, (in the Sept. also , cf. Ruth 3:2; Job 39:12), equivalent to ἅλως, genitive ἅλω, a ground-plot or threshing-floor, i. e., a place in the field itself, made hard after the harvest by a roller, where the grain was threshed out: Matthew 3:12; Luke 3:17. In both these passages, by metonymy of the container for the thing contained, ἅλων is the heap of grain, the flooring, already indeed threshed out, but still mixed with chaff and straw, like Hebrew גֹּרֶן, Ruth 3:2; Job 39:12 (the Sept. in each place ἅλωνα); (others adhere to the primary meaning. Used by Aristotle, de vent. 3, Works, 2:973{a} 14).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἅλων , -ωνος

(for Attic ἅλως , -ω , v. MM, VGT, s.v.), ,

[in LXX 23 chiefly for H1637;]

a threshing floor: Matthew 3:12, Luke 3:17 (here prob. by meton. = the grain on the threshingfloor).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The old form ἅλως , in the ";Attic"; declension, is still very much more common in papyri, e.g. P Fay 11218 f. (A.D. 99) μὴ σπουδασέτωσαν ἅλω , ";do not let them be in a hurry with the threshing-floor,"; P Lond 31417 (A.D. 149) ( = II. p. 190) ἐφ᾽ ἅλ ̣ω ̣ τῶν ἐδα ̣φῶν , i.e. as soon as the corn is threshed; but the NT third declension form is found in P Tebt I. 848 (B.C. 118) ἁλώνωι ( = ων , see Proleg. p. 49), PSI 371 (A.D. 82) ἐφ᾽ ἁλώνων , BGU II. 6515 (ii/A.D.), ib. III. 75911 (ii/A.D.), P Strass I. 1020 (iii/A.D.), P Lond 123913 (A.D. 278–81) ( = III. p. 52), and ib. 9767 (A.D. 315) ( = III. p. 231). See further Crönert Mem. Herc., p. ix. The derivative ἡ ἁλωνία , the space reserved for a threshing-floor, occurs P Tebt II. 3466 (early i/A.D.), BGU I. 1468 (ii/iii A.D.), P Lond, 1170 verso394 (A.D. 258–9) ( = III. p. 202), and P Oxy X. 12558 (A.D. 292).



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List of Word Forms
άλω άλων αλωνα άλωνα ἅλωνα άλωνας άλωνες άλωνι άλωνος άλωνός alona alōna halona halōna hálona hálōna
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