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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2859 - κόλπος

Transliteration
kólpos
Phonetics
kol'-pos
Origin
apparently a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
3:824,452
Definition
Thayer's
  1. the front of the body between the arms
  2. the bosom of a garment, i.e. the hollow formed by the upper forepart of a rather loose garment bound by a girdle or sash, used for keeping and carrying things (the fold or pocket)
  3. a bay of the sea
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2436 ‑ חֵק (khake, khake, khoke);  2651 ‑ חֹפֶן (kho'‑fen);  2684 ‑ חֹצֶן (kho'‑tsen);  6747 ‑ צֵלַחַת (tsal‑lakh'‑ath);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (6)
Luke
3
John
2
Acts
1
NAS (6)
Luke
3
John
2
Acts
1
HCS (5)
Luke
3
John
1
Acts
1
BSB (6)
Luke
3
John
2
Acts
1
ESV (4)
Luke
3
John
1
WEB (5)
Luke
2
John
2
Acts
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κόλπος, ὁ,

I

1. bosom, lap, παῖδ' ἐπὶ κόλπῳ ἔχουσα Il. 6.400; ἂψ ὁ πάϊς πρὸς κόλπον ἐκλίνθη ib. 467; ἡ δ' ἄρα μιν κηώδεϊ δέξατο κόλπῳ (cf. 111.1) ib. 483; ἱμάντα τέῳ ἐγκάτθεο κ. put the girdle in thy bosom, 14.219; εἰς κόλπον πτύσαι Thphr. Char. 16.15 (cf. πτύω) ; ἐν κόλπῳ εἶχες ὄφιν Thgn. 602; ὁ κ. Αβραάμ Luke 16:22; freq. of pet birds or animals, τρέφειν ἐν κ. Herod. 6.102; κυνίδιον ἐν κόλπῳ τιθηνούμενον lap -dog, Plu. 2.472c; κίσσαν ἐκ μέσων τῶν κόλπων ἁρπάσας Luc. Jud.Voc. 8; so τὸ θυγάτριον ἐκ κόλπων τῶν ἐμῶν ἀναρπάσαντα Hld. 4.14: metaph., εἰς τοὺς εὐανθεῖς κ. λειμώνων Ar. Ra. 373 (lyr.); λειμώνων φύλλων τ' ἐν κόλποις ναίω Id. Av. 1094 (lyr.); also τὰ ὑπὸ κόλπου, = τὰ ἀφροδίσια, Luc. Alex. 39.

2. = αἰδοῖον γυναικεῖον, esp. vagina, Sor. 1.16, al., Ruf. Onom. 196, Poll. 2.222: pl., Sor. 1.70b, S.E. M. 5.62. κόλποι τῆς ὑστέρας supposed sinuses in the womb, Hp. Nat.Puer. 31, Sor. 1.9 (sg.), Gal. UP 14.4. in poets more vaguely of the whole sinus genitalis, womb, in pl., E. Hel. 1145 (lyr.), Call. Jov. 15: sg., Id. Del. 214; δεσποίνας ὑπὸ κόλπον ἔδυν Orph. Fr. 32c. 8; θεὸς διὰ κόλπου ib. 31i24: metaph., of the grave, σῶμα σὸν ἐν κόλποις.. γαῖα καλύπτει IG 2.3839, cf. 3412, Epigr.Gr. 214.7 (Rhenea); κ. ἡμερῶν, of the womb of time, Ezek. Exag. 39. of other cavities, οἱ κ. τῆς κοιλίας, in the ἐχῖνος, Arist. HA 530b27; of the ventricles of the heart, Poll. 2.216.

II fold of a garment, esp. as it fell over the girdle, freq. in pl., δεύοντο δὲ δάκρυσι κ. Il. 9.570, cf. A. Pers. 539 (anap.), etc.: also in sg., κ. βαθὺν καταλιπόμενος τοῦ κιθῶνος Hdt. 6.125; κόλπον ἀνιεμένη letting down the bosom of her robe, i.e. baring her breast, Il. 22.80; ἐπὶ σφυρὰ κόλπον ἀνεῖσαι Theoc. 15.134; κρύψε δὲ παρθενίαν ὠδῖνα κόλποις, i.e. she concealed her pregnancy by the loose folds of her robe, Pi. O. 6.31; κατακρύψασ' ὑπὸ κόλπῳ Od. 15.469; κόλπῳ φέρουσα.. πεπλώματος A. Th. 1044; ὑπὸ κόλπου (v.l. - ῳ) χεῖρας ἔχειν 'keep one's hand in one's pocket ', of a stingy person, Theoc. 16.16; ὑπὸ κόλπου Luc. Herm. 37, 81, Hes. 2, Merc.Cond. 27; ὑπὸ κόλπον Hsch.s.v. μασχαλοληπτεῖ, v.l. in Luc. Ind. 12.

III any bosom-like hollow:

1 of the sea, first in a half-literal sense, of a sea-goddess, Θέτις δ' ὑπεδέξατο κόλπῳ received him in her bosom, Il. 6.136, cf. supr. 1.1: generally, δῦτε θαλάσσης εὐρέα κ. 18.140, cf. Od. 4.435; εἴσω ἁλὸς εὐρέα κ. ll. 21.125: in pl., κατὰ δεινοὺς κ. ἁλός Od. 5.52; also κόλποι αἰθέρος Pi. O. 13.88; Ἐρέβους ἐν ἀπείροσι κ. Ar. Av. 694.

2. bay, gulf, Ἑρμιόνην Ἀσίνην τε, βαθὺν κατὰ κ. ἐχούσας, i.e. βαθὺν κατεχούσας κόλπον, Il. 2.560; Μηλιεὺς κ. A. Pers. 486; κ. Ῥέας, i.e. the Adriatic, Id. Pr. 837; Τυρσηνικὸς κ. S. Fr. 598, cf. Hdt. 2.11, 7.58, 198, Th. 2.90, etc.

3. vale, κ. Ἀργεῖος Pi. P. 4.49; Νεμέας Id. O. 9.87, cf. 14.23; Ἐλευσινίας Δηοῦς ἐν κόλποις S. Ant. 1121 (lyr.); κ. Τροίας E. Tr. 130 (lyr.); Πιερικὸς κ. Th. 2.99, cf. X. HG 6.5.17.

4. of a fortified site, salient, Ph. Bel. 86.8.

5. ὁ κ. τοῦ ἅρματος bottom of the chariot, LXX Ev1Sa. 22.35.

6. fistulous ulcer which spreads under the skin, Dsc. 1.128, Heliod. ap. Orib. 44.8.22, Gal. 11.125. in Tactics, enveloping force, Onos. 21.5.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κόλπος , -ου , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2436;]

1. prop., the bosom: John 13:23; fig., of close association, ἐν (εἰς τὸν ) τοῖς κ . Ἀβραάμ , Luke 16:22-23 (cf. 4 Maccabees 13:16); ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κ . τ . πατρός , John 1:18

2. The bosom or fold of a loose garment falling over a girdle, used as a pocket, hence fig., εἰς τὸν κ . (Isaiah 65:6, Jeremiah 32:18 : Luke 6:38

3. A bosom-like hollow, as a bay or gulf: Acts 27:39.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With the figurative use of κόλπος in the NT (Luke 16:22 f al.) we may compare its occurrence in sepulchral epitaphs, e.g. Preisigke 2034.11 ἀνάπαυσον τὴν ψυχὴν τοῖς δούλοις σου πιστὰ ἐν κόλποις Ἀβρὰμ καὶ Ἰσὰκ καὶ Ἰακώβ, and Kaibel 292.1 Τύ ]μβος μὲν κρύ [πτ ]ει με τὸν ἐν κόλπ [οισι ] τραφέντα, where the editor draws attention to the ";frigidum acumen"; with which τύμβος and κόλποι are contrasted. On the other hand κόλπος is used of a sepulchre in id. 1135.2, and in ib. 237.3 (ii/i B.C.) we have—Ἀίδεω νυχίοιο μέλας κόλπος : cf. ib. 56.1 Σῶμα σὸν ἐν κόλποις, Καλλιστοῖ, γαῖα καλύπτει, with reference to the ";bosom"; of mother Earth. See also Herondas vi. 101 f. οὐ γὰρ ἀλλὰ πορθεῦ [σι ] ὡρν [ι ]θο [κ ]λέ [π ]ται, κἢν τρέφῃ τις ἐν κόλπῳ, ";for the bird-stealers will plunder out of one’s very lap"; (Nairn). For the meaning ";bay,"; ";gulf,"; as in Acts 27:39, cf. OGIS 441.218 (B.C. 81) Σελεύκεια [ἡ π ]ρὸς τῶι Ἰσσικῶ [ι κ ]όλπωι.

 

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List of Word Forms
κολποις κόλποις κολπον κόλπον κόλπου κόλπους κολπω κόλπω κόλπῳ κόλπωμα kolpo kolpō kólpoi kólpōi kolpois kólpois kolpon kólpon
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