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Strong's #2682 - κατασκήνωσις

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2681)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. the pitching of tents, encamping
  2. place of tarrying, encampment, abode
    1. of the nest of birds
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1129 ‑ בָּנָה (baw‑naw');  4908 ‑ מִשְׁכָּן (mish‑kawn');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κατασκήν-ωσις, εως, ἡ,

1. encamping, taking up one's quarters, LXX 1 Chronicles 28:2, al.; καλεῖν τινα πρὸς κατασκήνωσιν Plb. 11.26.5; διδόναι εἰς κ. to give them as quarters, OGI 229.57 (Smyrna, iii B.C.); ἐν κ. in camp, Onos. 11.6: pl. - σκηνώσεις βασιλέων Gp. 11.2.9.

2. of birds, restingplace, nest, Matthew 8:20 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατασκήνωσις, κατασκηνώσεως, (κατασκηνόω, which see), properly, the pitching of tents, encamping; place of tarrying, encampment, abode: of the haunts of birds, Matthew 8:20; Luke 9:58; (for מִשְׁכָּן, Ezekiel 37:27; cf. Wis. 9:8; Tobit 1:4; Polybius 11, 26, 5; Diodorus 17, 95).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -σκήνωσις , εως , ,

[in LXX: 1 Chronicles 28:2 (H1129), Ezekiel 37:27 (H4908) Tobit 1:4, Wisdom of Solomon 9:8, 2 Maccabees 14:35 (R)*;]

1. prop., an encamping, taking up one's quarters (Polyb., al., v. LS; and cf. LXX, ll. c.).

2. a lodging, abode: of birds, Matthew 8:20, Luke 9:58.†

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 use of this subst. in Matthew 8:20 = ";lodging-place,"; ";roost,"; is well illustrated by OGIS 229.57 (iii/B.C.) where in an agreement between the inhabitants of Smyrna and of Magnesia, the former undertake to provide κατασκήνωσιν, ";shelter,"; for those who are about to migrate to Smyrna, in order that they may have a place to live in while they are building new houses for themselves


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
κατασκηνωσεις κατασκηνώσεις κατασκήνωσίς kataskenoseis kataskenṓseis kataskēnōseis kataskēnṓseis
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