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Strong's #2595 - κάρφος

from karpho (to wither)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a dry stalk or twig, a straw
  2. chaff
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2963 ‑ טָרַף (taw‑raf');  
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ASV (6)
Matthew 3
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KJV (6)
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LSB (6)
Matthew 3
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N95 (6)
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NLT (6)
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WEB (6)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κάρφος, εος, τό,

I any small dry body, esp. dry stalk, as of the dry sticks of cinnamon, Hdt. 3.111; of rice-straw, Polyaen. 4.3.32, cf. Luc. Herm. 33: generally, in pl., dry twigs, chips, straws, bits of wool, such as birds make their nests of, Ar. Av. 643, Sophr. 32, Arist. HA 612b23, AP 10.14 (Agath.): collectivelyin sg., A. Fr. 24, Arist. HA 560b8, Ath. 5.187c: in sg., chip of wood, Ar. V. 249; toothpick, Alciphr. 1.22: prov., κινοῦσα μηδὲ κ. 'not stirring an inch', Ar. Lys. 474, cf. Herod. 3.67; οὐδὲ κ. ἐβλάβη Epigr.Gr. 980.9 (Philae); ἀπὸ τῆς κύλικος κάρφος τῷ μικρῷ δακτύλῳ ἀφαιρετεῖν Ion Hist.1.

II = Lat. festuca, Plu. 2.550b.

III a small piece of wood on which the watchword was written, Plb. 6.36.3. in pl., ripe fruit, Nic. Al. 230, 491, Th. 893, 941. = τῆλις, Dsc. 2.102. (σκάρφος is v.l. (perh.right) in A.l.c., Plb.l.c.: perh. cogn. with Engl. sharp.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κάρφος, καρφεος (καρφους), τό (from κάρφω to contract, dry up, wither), a dry stalk or twig, a straw; chaff (A. V. mote): Matthew 7:3-5; Luke 6:41f, where it figuratively denotes a smaller fault. (Genesis 8:11; in Greek writings from Aeschylus and Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κάρφος , -εος (-ους ) τό ,

[in LXX: Genesis 8:11 (H2963) *;]

a small dry stalk, a twig; metaph., of a minor fault: Matthew 7:3-5, Luke 6:41-42.†

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

κάρφος is found in a sepulchral epitaph Kaibel 980.9 where it is said of the pious man (ὁ εὐσεβής)—οὐδὲ κάρφος ἐβλάβη, ";he was not a whit injured"; (cf. LS s.v.) : see Matthew 7:3, where all our English versions from Wychlife down to RV adopt the translation ";mote"; = ";a very small particle."; The Old Lat. has stipula, and the Vulg. festuca : cf. Hesych. κάρφος · ἄχυρον, χόρτος. κεραία ξύλου λεπτή.


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
καρφος κάρφος κασία κασσιτέρινον κασσίτερον κασσίτερος κασσιτέρου κασσιτέρω karphos kárphos
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