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Strong's #2765 - κεράμιον

Root Word (Etymology)
from a presumed derivative of (G2766)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. an earthen vessel, a pot, jar
  2. a jug or pitcher
  3. a water pitcher
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1323 ‑ בַּת (bath);  1375 ‑ גָּבִיעַ (gheb‑ee'‑ah);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κερᾰμ-ιον, τό,

1. earthenware vessel, jar, IG 22.1672.13, Men. Sam. 88 (pl.), etc.; κ. οἰνηρόν Hdt. 3.6, cf. Hp. Art. 78; οἴνου X. An. 6.1.15; ὀξηρόν Ar. Fr. 723; κ. ταριχηρόν Arist. HA 534a21; ταρίχους, as a measure, Test. ap. D. 35.34, cf. PSI 5.585 (iii B.C.), OGI 90.31 (Rosetta, ii B.C.), LXX Isaiah 5:10, SIG 1109.162 (ii A.D.).

2. sarcophagus, D.C. 42.26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κεράμιον, κεραμίου, τό (neuter of the add. κεραμιος, see the preceding word (others make it a diminutive from κέραμος)), an earthen vessel, a pot, jar; a jug or pitcher: with ὕδατος added, a water-pitcher, Mark 14:13; Luke 22:10. (Theophrastus, caus. plant. 3, 4, 3; οἴνου, Jeremiah 42:5 (); Xenophon, anab. 6, 1, 15; Demosthenes, p. 934, 26; Polybius 4, 56, 3; ἐλαίου, Josephus, Antiquities 8, 13, 2.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κεράμιον , -ου , τό

(< κέραμος ),

[in LXX: Jeremiah 35:5 (H1375), etc.;]

an earthen vessel, a jar or jug: ὕδατος , Mark 14:13, Luke 22:10.†

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

Ostr 757.3 (B.C. 106–5) ἀπέχω παρὰ σοῦ οἴνου κεράμια δέκα ἕξ, P Oxy IX. 1211.5 (ii/A.D.) οἴνου εὐώδη κεράμ (ια) β ̄, ib, 1220.17 (iii/A.D.) γλυοῦ (";gum";) κεράμιον α ̄. According to Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 758 ff. the κεράμιον contained a fixed quantity of fluid, but in their note on P Petr III. 70 (a), the editors show that the amount was variable, as the papyrus refers to κεράμια of 5, 6, 7 and 8 χόες : cf. also Archiv iii. p. 435. For κεραμίς in the same sense see P Lond 1177.158 (A.D.113) (= III. p. 185) an account for κεραμείδων, the number required each month proving, as the editor points out, that ";jars"; for water and not ";tiles"; must be meant, and further explaining the countless number of ostraca found in Egypt. On the other hand in P Iand 12.3 (iii/iv A.D.) γινώσκιν σε θέλω περὶ τῶν κεραμίδων ὧν ἔγραψές μοι, the reference appears to be to ";tiles.";


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κεραμιον κεράμιον κεραμίου keramion kerámion
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