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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2907 - κρέας

perhaps a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. (the) flesh (of a sacrificed animal)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1320 ‑ בָּשָׂר (baw‑sawr');  
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KJV (2)
1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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1 Corinthians
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρέας, τό,

Dor. κρῆς (q.v.), κρεῖας dub. cj. in Anan. 5.3; Att. gen. κρέως S. Fr. 728; Cret. κρίως GDI 5128 (Vaxos): pl. κρέα IG 12.84.26, etc.; gen. κρεῶν Od. 15.98, Hdt. 1.73, IG 12.10.7, Ar. Ra. 191, etc.; κρειῶν Il. 11.551, al., κρεάων [ ] h.Merc. 130; dat. κρέασι Il. 12.311, κρέεσσι Orac. ap. Hdt. 1.47, κρεάεσσι Arch.Pap. 7.4. [ κρέᾰ Hom., E. Cyc. 126, Ar. V. 363, al., κρέ) elided Od. 3.65, 470, Ar. Th. 558, κρέᾱ Antiph. 20 (s.v.l.).]:

1. flesh, meat, Od. 8.477, etc.; ἄρνειον κ. piece of lamb, Pherecr. 45, cf. Ar. Pl. 1137; ἐρίφειον Antiph. 222.6; τρία κρέα [ἢ] καὶ πλείω X. Cyr. 2.2.2; τέτταρα.. κρέα μικρά Antiph. 172.3 (anap.): pl., mostly in collect. sense, dressed meat, Od. 3.65, etc.; κ. ἑφθά Hdt. 3.23; κ. ἀνάβραστα, ὠπτημένα, Ar. Ra. 553, Pl. 894; κ. ὀρνίθεια Id. Nu. 339; βοῶν Id. Pax 1280; βόεια Pl. R. 338c; δαῖτα παιδείων κρεῶν A. Ag. 1242, 1593; κ. Ἀθηναίοις μερίζειν, νέμειν τῷ δήμῳ, IG 22.334.15, 24.

2. carcass: hence, body, person, τοῦδε τοῦ κρέως (i.e. ἐμοῦ) S.l.c. (satyric): in Com. addresses, like κάρα, ὦ δεξιώτατον κρέας Ar. Eq. 421, cf. 457: prov., ὁ λαγὼς τὸν περὶ τῶν κρεῶν [δρόμον] τρέχει 'to save one's bacon', Zen. 4.85, cf. Plu. 2.1087b; so νεναυμάχηκε τὴν περὶ τῶν κρεῶν Ar. Ra. 191, v. Sch. (κρεϝας, cf. Skt. krauís 'raw meat', Lat. cruor.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κρὴας , -ὴως , pl., κρέα ,

[in LXX for H1320 (freq.);]

flesh, meat: Romans 14:21, 1 Corinthians 8:13.†

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

In P Petr III. 58(a).2 (iii/B.C.) a mother gives security of 20 dr. on behalf of her son who had undertaken to supply the village of Philoteris with salt meat and cheese—κρεῶν ταλ (= ρ)ι ̣χηρῶν καὶ τυροῦ. Cf. P Oxy XIV. 1674.2 (iii/A.D.) ἐπειδὴ οὐχ εὗρ [ο ]ν κρέας σοι πέμψαι, ἔπεμψα ᾠὰ κ ̄ καὶ λάχανα —a father to his son, ib. VII. 1056.2 (A.D. 360) ὑπὲρ τιμῆς κρέως λιτρῶν πεντακοσίων, ";for the price of 500 pounds of meat."; Frequent mention is made of κρέας χοίρειον, ";swine-flesh,"; which was evidently a staple article of diet, see e.g. P Giss I. 49.15 (iii/A.D.) with the editor’s note. The different forms the word takes are fully illustrated by Mayser Gr. p. 276. According to Meisterhans Gr. p. 143 the gen. sing. κρέατος is found once in an Attic inscr. of B.C. 338, hut Thumb (Hellen. p. 96) thinks that the declension κρέας κρέατος must have prevailed in the Κοινή in view of the MGr κρέατο, κρι ̰άτο.

For the diminutive κρεάδιον see the soldier’s begging letter, BGU III. 814.25 (iii/A.D.), in which the writer complains that his mother had sent him nothing, while a friend’s mother had sent her son κεραμεῖον ἐλαίου κ [αὶ ] σφυρίδαν κρεδίων (l. κρεαδίων).


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κρεα κρέα κρέας κρέατα κρεών krea kréa
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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