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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2766 - κέραμος

probably from the base of (G2767) (through the idea of mixing clay and water)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
  1. clay, potter's earth
  2. anything made of clay, earthen ware
  3. a roofing tile
    1. the roof itself
    2. the phrase "through the roof", means through the door in the roof to which a ladder or stairway led up from the street (according to the Rabbis distinguish two ways of entering a house, "the way through the door" and "the way through the roof"
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3335 ‑ יָצַר (yaw‑tsar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κέρᾰμος, ὁ,

rare pl. κέραμα, τά, PPetr. 3P. 327 (iii B.C.):

I potter's earth, potter's clay, Pl. Ti. 60d, Arist. Mete. 384b19, etc.; κ. ὠμός, ὀπτώμενος, ib. 380b8, 383a21.

II anything made of this earth, as

1 earthen vessel, wine-jar, ἐκ κεράμων μέθυ πίνετο Il. 9.469, cf. Hdt. 3.96; in collective sense, pottery, Ar. Ach. 902, Men. Sam. 75, al.; κ. ἐσάγεται πλήρης οἴνου jars full of wine, Hdt. 3.6, cf. 5.88, Alex. 257.3, etc. jar of other material, κ. ἀργυροῦς Ptol.Euerg. 7J.

2. tile, Ar. V. 1295 (of a tortoise's shell); collectively, tiling, τοῦ τέγους τὸν κέραμον αὐτοῦ χαλάζαις.. ξυντρίψομεν Id. Nu. 1127, cf. Fr. 349, Th. 2.4; Κορίνθιος κ. IG 22.1668.58; Λακωνικός ib.463.69, 1672.188; roof, Pherecr. 130.6, Herod. 3.44, Gal. 8.26, 9.824.

3. pottery ( of manufacture), ὁ κ. ὁ χυτρικός Tab.Defix.Praef. p.iib.

III dungeon (said by Sch. to be Cyprian), χαλκέῳ ἐν κεράμῳ δέδετο Il. 5.387, cf. Thphr. Char. 6.6 cod. M; pl., Nonn. D. 16.162. (Possibly cogn. with Lat. cremo.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κεραμος , -ου ,

(< κεράννυμι ),

[in LXX: 2 Samuel 17:28 (H3335 H3627)*;]

1. potter's clay.

2. an earthen vessel.

3. a tile: Luke 5:19.†

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

κέραμος is found = ";jar"; in P Hib I. 54.26 (c. B.C. 245) where amongst various articles wanted reference is made to κέραμον κα ̣[ι ]νόν. For the collective meaning ";tiling,"; as in Luke 5:19, see the accounts dealing with the building of a temple at Delos, Michel 594.52 (B.C. 279) ξύλων καὶ κεράμου, .73 κεράμου ζεύγη : cf. ib. 1387.123 (iii/B.C.) κ ]έραμον τὸν ἐπόντα καὶ θύρας τὰς ἐπούσας.


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
κεραμων κεράμων keramon keramōn kerámon kerámōn
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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