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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2781 - κηρίον

diminutive from keos (wax)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. honeycomb
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3293 ‑ יַעַר (yah'‑ar);  5317 ‑ נֹפֶת (no'‑feth);  6688 ‑ צוּף (tsoof);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κηρίον, τό,



1. honeycomb, mostly in pl., h.Merc. 559, Hes. Th. 597, Hdt. 5.114, etc.; κ. καὶ λίβανον, as offerings, Supp.Epigr. 3.774 (Crete, i B.C.): sg., Pl. R. 552c, Theoc. 19.2, IG 5(2).514.14 (Lycosura, ii B.C.); τὸ κ. τοῦ μέλιτος LXX 1Sa14:27; used in Medicine, Hp. Morb. 2.45, 3.17; παιδίον κηρίῳ βεβυσμένον having its mouth stopped with a piece of honeycomb, Ar. Th. 506, cf. Sch. ad loc., Sor. 1.86; κ. σφηκῶν Hdt. 2.92: κηρία, τά, honey, Hippon. 36, Aristo ap. Ath. 2.38f.

2. metaph., of a book of poems, AP 9.190: pl., title of Anthologies, Gell. Praef. 6.

3. metaph., of anything pleasant, τῆς ἐπιθυμίας τὸ κ. Lib. 112.1.

II a cutaneous disease, = μελικηρίς, Dsc. 2.135 (pl.), Gal. 7.728, al.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κηρίον , -ου , τό

(< κηρός , wax),

[in LXX for H5317, H6688, Psalms 19:10; Psalms 118:12, Proverbs 16:24, al.;]

honeycomb: κ . μελίσσιον , Luke 24:42 (Rec.; WH, txt., R, txt., omit).†

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

κηρίον disappears from the true text of Luke 24:42, but for the word itself see PSI V. 535.19 (iii/B.C.) κηρίον α ̄. Cf. also P Lond 1171 verso.1(a). .8 (A.D. 42) (= III. p. 106) where we read of an ἐγλήμπτωρ μέλιτος καὶ κηροῦ, and P Leid Wvii. 46 (ii/iii A.D.) ποίσον (l. ποίησον) ἱπποπόταμων (l. ον) ἐκ κηροῦ πυρροῦ.


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.
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κηρία κηρίοις κηρίον κηρίου κηρός
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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