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Strong's #2966 - κῶλον

from the base of (G2849)
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neuter noun
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  1. a member of a body, particularly the more external and prominent members esp. the feet
  2. a dead body, corpse, inasmuch as the members of a corpse are loose and fall apart
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Strong #: 6297 ‑ פֶּגֶר (peh'‑gher);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῶλον, τό,


1. limb, member of a body, esp. leg, A. Pr. 325, S. OC 183 (lyr.), Ph. 42, etc.; δρομάδι κ. E. Hel. 1301 (lyr.); κ. ταχύπουν Id. Ba. 168 (lyr.): mostly in pl., A. Pr. 81, S. OC 19; χεῖρες καὶ κῶλα E. Ph. 1185: generally, of arms and legs, and of animals, fore and hind legs, τὰ ἐμπρόσθια κ. Pl. Ti. 91e; τὰ ἔμπροσθεν καὶ τὰ ὄπισθεν κ. Arist. HA 498a3, cf. PA 690a20, etc.; δέρμα, τρίχας, ὄνυχάς τε ἐπ' ἄκροις τοῖς κώλοις ἔφυσαν Pl. Ti. 76e.

2. = cross κωλῆ 1, A. Pr. 496.

3. of plants, limb, arm, σκολιῆς ἄγρια κ. βάτου AP 7.315 (Zenod. or Rhian.): in pl., also, internodes of the νάρθηξ, Corn. ND 30.

II generally, member,

1. of a building, side or front, of a square or triangular building, Hdt. 2.126, 134, 4.62, 108, Pl. Lg. 947e. upright of a ladder, Apollod. Poliorc. 182.5, al.

2. limb or lap of the race-course, διαύλου θάτερον κ. A. Ag. 344.

3. Rhet., member or clause of a περίοδος, Arist. Rh. 1409b13, Phld. Rh. 1.165 S., D.H. Comp. 22, Quint. 9.4.22, Demetr. Eloc. 1, Hermog. Id. 1.3, 2.3; στίξομεν κατὰ κῶλον Castor in Rh. 3.721 W.; διελὼν πρὸς κῶλον, of Origen in his Hexapla, Eus. PE 6.16.

4. in verse, metrical unit containing fewer than three συζυγίαι without catalexis, Heph. Poëm. 1; element of a στροφή, D.H. Comp. 19, etc.

5. ῥινοῦ ἐΰστροφα κ., poet. for a sling, AP 7.172 (Antip. Sid.).

6. incorrect form for κόλον (q.v.), Isid. Etym. 4.7.38, etc.; cf. κωλικός.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κῶλον, κωλου, τό; in Greek writings from Aeschylus down a member of the body, particularly the more external and prominent members, especially the feet; in the Sept. (Leviticus 26:30; Numbers 14:29, 32; 1 Samuel 17:46; Isaiah 66:24) for פֶּגֶר and פְּגָרִים, a dead body, carcase, inasmuch as the members of a corpse are loose and fall apart: so the plural in Hebrews 3:17 from Numbers 14:29, 32 (A. V. carcases).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κῶλον , -ου , τό ,

a limb, member of a. body,

[but in LXX (Leviticus 26:30, Numbers 14:29; Numbers 14:32-33, 1 Samuel 17:46, Isaiah 66:24*) for H6297;]

hence, carcase: Hebrews 3:17 (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.
List of Word Forms
κωλα κωλά κώλα κῶλα κωλύματι kola kôla kōla kō̂la
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