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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2911 - κρημνός
- a steep place, a precipice
(A), ὁ, heterocl.pl. κρημνά, τά, v.l. for κρημνούς in Eus. Mynd.63: —
1. overhanging bank, in Hom. (only Il.) of the bank of a river, edge of a trench, 12.54, 21.175, 234, 244, cf. Pi. O. 3.22; κ. θαλάσσας Id. Fr. 201; κ. μαλακοί Arist. HA 615b31; later, beetling cliff, crag, ἀπὸ τοῦ κ. ὠθέειν Hdt. 4.103; ἀναθεῖναι ἐπὶ κρημνόν τιν ' Ar. Pl. 69; κατὰ τῶν κ. ἅλλεσθαι down from the cliffs of Epipolae, Th. 7.45; κατὰ κ. ῥιφέντες Pl. Lg. 944a; οἱ K., the Screes, on the Sea of Azof, Hdt. 4.20, 110.
2. in pl., edges of an ulcer, Hp. Loc.Hom. 29.
3. labia pudendi, ib. 47, Poll. 2.174, Ruf. Onom. 112.
(B), v. κριμνός.
κρημνός , -οῦ , ὁ
(< κρεμάννυμι ),
[in LXX: 2 Chronicles 25:12 (H5553)*;]
a steep bank: Matthew 8:32, Mark 5:13, Luke 8:33.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
This word, which in the NT is confined to Mark 5:13 and parallels, is found in an account of rushes used in irrigation works, P Petr III. 39ii. 8, where mention is made of those employed—εἰς τοὺς κρημνούς, for the steep banks or edges of the trench. See also the epitaph on one who had hurled himself from the cliffs, Kaibel, 225.1 f.—
Ὀστέα μὲν καὶ σάρκας ἐμὰς σπιλάδες διέχευαν
ὀξεῖαι, κρημνῶν ἅλμα ὑποδεξάμεναι.
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