Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2861 - κολυμβήθρα
- a place for diving, a swimming hole, a reservoir or pool for bathing
I place for diving, swimming-bath, Pl. R. 453d, D.S. 11.25; κ. μύρου Alex. 300.
II wine-vat, tun, D.S. 13.83.
III reservoir, cistern, LXX 4 Ki. 18.17. baptismal font, POxy. 147 (vi A.D.).
κολυμβήθρα , -ας , ἡ
(< κολνμβάω ),
[in LXX for H1295, 2 Kings 18:27, al.;]
a swimming pool, pool: John 5:2; John 5:4; John 5:7; John 9:7.†
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For the later ecclesiastical usage of κ., ";font,"; see P Oxy I. 147.2 (A.D. 556), cited s.v. κῆπος sub fin.
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