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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2846 - κοιτών
κοιτών, ῶνος, ὁ,
1. bed-chamber, Ar. Fr. 6, PTeb. 120.14 (i B.C.), D.S. 11.69, etc.; ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος chamberlain, Acts 12:20, Arr. Epict. 3.22.15; ἐπὶ κ. Σεβαστοῦ, = Lat. cubicularius Augusti, CIG 2947 (Caria, ii A.D.), cf. IG 14.2143, al.: rejected by the Atticists, who hold δωμάτιον to be correct, cf. Poll. 1.79, Phryn. 227.
2. grave, IG 14.464 (Catana).
3. nursery, ἐν κ. εἶναι to be an infant, minor, Just. Nov. 155 Praef.
II landing-place, Stad. 128.
κοιτών , -ῶνος , ὁ
(< κοίτη ; = Att.., δωμότιον , v. Kennedy, Sources, 40),
[in LXX chiefly for H2315, 2 Samuel 4:7, Joel 2:16; 1 Esdras 3:3, al.;]
a bed-chamber; ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κ ., a chamberlain: Acts 12:20.†
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This late word = ";bed-chamber,"; which is condemned by Phrynichus (ed. Lobeck, p. 252), may be illustrated from P Tebt I. 120.14 (B.C. 97 or 64) ἐν τῶι κοιτῶ (νι), P Oxy I. 76.20 (A.D. 179) συμπόσιον καὶ κοιτῶνα, ib. III. 471.73 (ii/A.D.) ἐκ τ [οῦ ] κοιτῶνος ἐξιόντα τὸν παῖδα. This last papyrus shows also (.84) κοιτωνείτης, ";chamberlain"; : κοιτονικὴ μία, ";a bed-cover"; or ";mattress,"; is mentioned on an ostracon containing an inventory of clothing and furniture, Mél. Nicole p. 184, No. 10.2 (prob. Ptol.). In the inscrr. we frequently meet with ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος = ";cubicularius,"; e.g. OGIS 256.5 (c. B.C. 130) ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος τῆς βασιλίσσης (other exx. in Magie, p. 73) : cf. Acts 12:20.
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