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Strong's #2847 - κόκκινος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2848) (from the kernel-shape of the insect)
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  1. crimson, scarlet coloured. A kernel, the grain or berry of the "ilex coccifera"; these berries are the clusters of the eggs of a female insect, the "kermes" (resembling the cochineal), and when collected and pulverised produces a red which was used in dyeing (Pliny)
  2. scarlet cloth or clothing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3758 ‑ כַּרְמִיל (kar‑mele');  8144 ‑ שָׁנִי (shaw‑nee');  8438 ‑ תֹּלַעַת (to‑law', to‑lay‑aw', (3,4) to‑lah'‑ath);  8439 ‑ תּוֹלָע (to‑law');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
NAS (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
CSB (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
BSB (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
ESV (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
WEB (6)
Matthew 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κόκκ-ῐνος, η, ον,

I scarlet, Herod. 6.19, Hebrews 9:19, PHamb. 10.24 (ii A.D.), Plu. Fab. 15; κ. γενόμενος blushing, Com.Adesp. 19.3 D.

II Subst. κόκκινα, τά, scarlet clothes, ἐν κ. περιπατεῖν, κ. φορεῖν, Arr. Epict. 3.22.10, 4.11.34; - ων βαφαί PHolm. 21.41: sg., LXX Exodus 25:4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κόκκινος, κοκκινη, κόκκινον (from κόκκος a kernel, the grain or berry of the ilex coccifera; these berries are the clusters of eggs of a female insect, the kermes ((cf. English carmine, crimson)), and when collected and pulverized produce a red which was used in dyeing, Pliny, h. n. 9, 41, 65; 16, 8, 12; 24, 4), crimson, scarlet-colored: Matthew 27:28; Hebrews 9:19; Revelation 17:3. neuter as a substantive equivalent to scarlet cloth or clothing: Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12, 16 (Genesis 38:28; Exodus 25:4; Leviticus 14:4, 6; Joshua 2:18; 2 Samuel 1:24; 2 Chronicles 2:7, 14; Plutarch, Fab. 15; φόρειν κόκκινα, scarlet robes, Epictetus diss. 4, 11, 34; ἐν κοκκινοις περιπατεῖν, 3, 22, 10). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Carmesin; Roskoff in Schenkel i., p. 501f; Kamphausen in Riehm, p. 220; (B. D. under the word Colors, II. 3).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κόκκινος , -η , -ον

(< κόκκος , as used of the "berry" of the ilex coccifera, v. DB, iv, 416),

[in LXX for H8438, H8439, H8144, Exodus 25:4, Genesis 38:23, Isaiah 1:18, al.;]

scarlet: Matthew 27:28, Hebrews 9:19, Revelation 17:3; neut., without substantive, of clothing, Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12; Revelation 18:16,†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

To the quotations for this adj. from Plutarch and Epictetus given by Grimm-Thayer, Deissmann (LAE p. 77) adds a reference to Herodas vi. 19 τὸν κόκκινον βαυβῶνα. From a later date we have such occurrences in the papyri as P Hamb I. 10.24 (ii/A.D.) κοκκίνην, P Tebt II. 405.5 (iii/A.D.) φορφυροῦ [ν ] καὶ κόκκινον, ";purple and scarlet"; (cf. Revelation 17:4), and P Lond 193 verso.22 (ii/A.D.) (= II. p. 246), the accounts of a pawnshop, which show that a ";scarlet shirt";—κιτὼν κόκκινος —realized an advance of 20 drachmae as against II drachmae for a ";new white shirt"; (χιτὼν ἄγναφος λευκός). On Hebrews 9:19 we may refer to Abt (Die Apologie des Apul., p. 148), who quotes Theocr. ii. 2 φοινικέῳ οἰὸς ἀώτῳ, and P Lond 46.338 (IV/A.D.) (= I. p. 77) ἅμματι φοινικίνῳ, pointing out ";der lustrative Charakter des Purpur."; MGr κόκκινος, ";red"; : κοκκινίζω, ";blush.";


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List of Word Forms
κόκκινα κοκκινην κοκκίνην κοκκινον κόκκινον κοκκινου κοκκίνου κοκκίνω kokkinen kokkinēn kokkínen kokkínēn kokkinon kókkinon kokkinou kokkínou
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