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Strong's #2871 - κοπή

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  1. the act of cutting, a cut
  2. a cutting in pieces, slaughter
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Strong #: 4347 ‑ מַכֶּה (mak‑kaw', mak‑keh');  5062 ‑ נָגַף (naw‑gaf');  5221 ‑ נָכָה (naw‑kaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κοπή, ἡ,


1. cutting, χόρτος εἰς κοπὴν καὶ ἐπινομήν POxy. 499.15 (ii A. D.).

2. cutting in pieces, slaughter, LXX John 10:20, Hebrews 7:1.

3. κ. τριχός, tax levied on γερδιοραβδισταί, PAmh. 2.119.4 (200 A. D.), cf. PFay. 58.7 (ii A. D.).

4. breaking up, [ νεφῶν ] Arist. Mu. 394a34.

5. pounding in a mortar, Alex.Aphr. Pr. 1.67.

6. dressing of stone, CPHerm. 127 (iii A. D.).

7. striking, minting, νομίσματος Inscr.Délos 461 Aa 76 (ii B. C.).

8. divorce, Aq. De. 24.3 (1).

II = cross κόπος 11, φλοίσβου μετὰ κοπήν S. Fr. 479 codd. Eust. (sed leg. κόπον).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κοπή, κοπῆς, (κόπτω);

1. properly, several times in Greek writings the act of cutting, a cut.

2. in Biblical Greek a cutting in pieces, slaughter: Hebrews 7:1; Genesis 14:17; Deuteronomy 28:25; Joshua 10:20; Judith 15:7.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κοπή , -ῆς ,

(< κόπτω ),

[in LXX: Genesis 14:17, Joshua 10:20 (H5221 hi., H4347), Deuteronomy 28:25 (H5062), Judith 15:7 *;]

1. in cl., a stroke, a pounding (as in a mortar).

2. In LXX, a smiting in battle: Hebrews 7:1 (LXX).†

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

κοπή is common in the papyri = ";cutting,"; e.g. P Oxy II. 280.17 (A.D. 88–9) τὸ μὲν ἥμισυ εἰς ἄρωσιν τὸ δὲ ἕτερον ἥμισυ εἰς κοπήν, ";the half for ploughing, the other half for cutting,"; ib. III. 499.15 (A.D. 121) χόρτον εἰς κοπὴν καὶ ἐπινομήν, ";grass for cutting and grazing."; In P Rev Lxiv. 5 (B.C. 259) οἱ κοπεῖς are the men who cut the crop in an oil-factory—a new sense of the word. See also s.v. θρίξ, and for the impost called κοπὴ τριχός cf. P Tebt II. p. 96. In a curious medical questionnaire, certainly later than ii/A.D., we find—τί ἐστιν κ [οπή ]; [ἡ τῶν ] σωμάτων τομή (see Archiv ii. p. 1 ff.).


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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κοπήν κοπης κοπής κοπῆς kopes kopês kopēs kopē̂s
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