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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2752 - κέλευμα

from (G2753)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. an order, command, spec. a stimulating cry, either that by which animals are roused and urged on by man, as horses by charioteers, hounds by hunters, etc., or that by which a signal is given to men, e.g. to rowers by the master of a ship, to soldiers by a commander (with a loud summons, a trumpet call)
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KJV (1)
1 Thessalonians
NAS (1)
1 Thessalonians
HCS (1)
1 Thessalonians
BSB (1)
1 Thessalonians
ESV (1)
1 Thessalonians
WEB (1)
1 Thessalonians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κέλ-ευμα, ατος, τό,

= cross κέλευσμα (q.v.).

κέλ-ευσμα or κέλ-ευμα (v. infr.), ατος, τό, (κελεύω)

order, command, A. Eu. 235, S. Ant. 1219 (pl.), etc.;

call, summons, A. Ch. 751 (pl.):

in Prose, word of command in battle, Hdt. 4.141, 7.16, cf. E. Hec. 929 (lyr.); ὁ Κύριος ἐν κ. καταβήσεται ἀπ' οὐρανοῦ 1 Thessalonians 4:16; also, the call of the κελευστής (q.v.), which gave the time to the rowers, ἀπὸ ἑνὸς κελεύσματος all at once, Th. 2.92, D.S. 3.15; ἐξ ἑνὸς κελεύματος Sophr. 25; ἐκ κελεύματος at the word of command, A. Pers. 397, cf. E. IT 1405; καχάζετε.. ἀπὸ κ. Eub. 8; στρατεύσονται ἀφ' ἑνὸς κ. LXX Proverbs 30:27; of the boatswain's pipe, κέλευσμα προσαυλεῖν Phld. Mus. p.15 K.; also, the call of the driver to his horses, κελεύματι μόνον καὶ λόγῳ ἡνιοχεῖται Pl. Phdr. 253d; of the huntsman to his hounds, X. Cyn. 6.20; κ. κυνηγετῶν S. Ichn. 225. (κέλευμα is the more ancient form, as in A. Pers. 397, Ch. 751, S., Sophr., Pl. (codd.l.c.), X.,, v.l. in Hdt. ll. cc., Th. l. c.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κέλευσμα , -τος , τό

(< κελεύω ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 30:27 *;]

a call, summons, shout of command: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (v. M, Th., in l).†

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 form κέλευσμα for the more ancient κέλευμα (cf. Crönert Mem. Herc. p. 227 n..5) is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, the only occurrence of the word in the NT (in LXX only Pro. 24:62 [MT Proverbs 30:27]) : see further for the usage of the word Milligan Thess. ad l., where reference is made to a passage cited by Reitzenstein (Poimandres P. 5 n..3) from the Descensus Mariae in which the Archangel Michael is described as τὸ κέλευσμα τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος. The nouns κέλευσις and ἐγκέλευσις are common, e.g. BGU I. 286.9 (A.D. 306) κατὰ κέλευσιν τῆς ἡγεμονίας, P Tebt II. 338.11 (A.D. 194–6) ]ξ ἐν [κε ]λεύσεως τοῦ κρα [τίστο ]υ ἐπιστρατήγου : for κελευστής, see P Lond 977.36 (A.D. 330) (=111. p. 232).


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
κελευσματι κελεύσματι κελεύσματος keleusmati keleúsmati
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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