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Strong's #2918 - κρίνον

Root Word (Etymology)
perhaps a primitive word
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a flower, the lily
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2261 ‑ חֲבַצֶּלֶת (khab‑ats‑tseh'‑leth);  6525 ‑ פֶּרַח (peh'‑rakh);  7779 ‑ שׁוּף (shoof);  7799 ‑ שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (shoo‑shan' (2,3) sho‑shawn' sho‑shan‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρίνον [ ], τό,

heterocl. pl. κρίνεα Hdt. 2.92; dat. κρίνεσιν Cratin. 98, Ar. Nu. 911, etc.:


1. white lily, Lilium candidum, Thphr. HP 6.6.8, Theoc. 11.56, Nic. Fr. 74.27, Dsc. 3.102; κ. πορφυροῦν Turk's cap lily, L. chalcedonicum, Thphr. HP 6.6.3, cf. Dsc.l.c.: prov., κρίνου γυμνότερος Jul. Or. 6.181c: hence, of a needy man, Poll. 6.197, etc.: symbolic of death, v. cross κολοκύντη.

2. Egyptian bean, Nelumbium speciosum, Hdt. 2.92.

II kind of choral dance, Apolloph. 2.

III kind of loaf, Ath. 3.114f. architectural ornament, IG 11(2).161 A 72 (Delos, iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κρίνον, κρίνου, τό, a lily: Matthew 6:28; Luke 12:27. (From Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κρίνον , -ου , τό

[in LXX chiefly for H7799;]

a lily: Matthew 6:28, Luke 12:27.†

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

κρίνον is used in the plur. of an architectural device in Michel 594.72 (B.C. 279). The adj. κρίνινος, ";made of lilies,"; is applied to myrrh in P Lond 46.212 (iv/ A.D.) (= I. p. 72) μύρον κρίνινον, and to oil in ib. 121.631 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 104) κρίνινον ἔλαιον : in P Leid Wix. 13 (ii/iii A.D.) κρίνινον is one of the seven flowers of the seven stars. A i/A.D. sepulchral epitaph, Kaibel 547, begins—Εἰς ἴα σου. . . [κ ]αὶ [εἰ ]ς κρίνα βλα [σ ]τείσειεν ὀστέα, ";may thy bones bourgeon into violets and lilies."; MGr κρίνο, κρίνος.


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.
List of Word Forms
κρινα κρίνα κρίνοις κρίνον κρίνου krina krína
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