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Strong's #2985 - λαμπάς

Transliteration
lampás
Phonetics
lam-pas'
Origin
from (G2989)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
TDNT
4:16,497
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Definition   
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  1. a torch
  2. a lamp, the flame of which is fed with oil
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3940 ‑ לַפִּד (lap‑peed', lap‑peed');  5043 ‑ נֶבְרְשָׁה (neb‑reh‑shaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λαμπάς

(A), άδος, ἡ,

I

1. torch, A. Th. 433, Th. 3.24, etc.; πευκίνη λ. S. Tr. 1198; beacon-light, A. Ag. 8, 28, etc.; λαμπάδας ἅψασθαι light torches, Ar. Th. 655; λαμπάδας τινάσσων, in Bacchic ceremonies, Id. Ra. 340 (lyr.); used in festal processions, φαίνετε τούτῳ (sc. τῷ Αἰσχύλῳ) λαμπάδας ἱεράς ib. 1525 (anap.), cf. Th. 102 (lyr.).

2. faggot, Plb. 3.93.4; any light, lamp, λαμπάδες ἀργυραῖ LXX Ju. 10.22; wax-light, Plu. 2.263f; λ. κηροχίτων AP 6.249 (Antip.); later of oillamps, Matthew 25:3.

3. metaph., of the sun, Parm. 10.3, S. Ant. 879 (lyr.), etc.; 'πιοῦσα λ. the coming light, i.e. the next day, E. Med. 352; of lightning, δαμασθεὶς λαμπάσιν κεραυνίοις Id. Supp. 1011, cf. Ba. 244, 594 (lyr.); of the Cyclops' eye, Cratin. 459.

4. meteor, Arist. Mu. 395b11, D.S. 16.66, D.C. 37.25.

II

1. torch-race, = λαμπαδηδρομία, Hdt. 6.105, X. Vect. 4.52; λαμπάδα δραμεῖν, τρέχειν, run the race, Ar. V. 1203, Thphr. Char. 27.4; τὰς λ. δραμεῖν IG 22.1030.9; ἐν ταῖς λ. διηγωνίσθαι ib.1039.20; λαμπάδα φέρειν Ar. Ra. 1087 (anap.); ἀφιεμένην τὴν λ. θεῶ see the start, ib. 131; τὰς λ. συντελεῖν IG 22.1011.9; λ. ἔσται.. ἀφ' ἵππων τῇ θεῷ Pl. R. 328a; λαμπάδι νικᾶν win in it, And. 4.42, cf. IG 22.957, al.; λαμπάδα ν. win it, ib.3.106, al.; οἱ νικήσαντες τὴν λ. ib.122, cf. Milet. 1(7).203a14 (ii B. C.).

2. metaph., of life, λαμπάδα γὰρ ζωᾶς με δραμεῖν.. ἤθελε δαίμων Epigr.Gr. 231 (Chios); καθάπερ λαμπάδα τὸν βίον παραδιδόντας ἄλλοις ἐξ ἄλλων Pl. Lg. 776b.

III = λυχνὶς ἀγρία, Ps.- Dsc. 3.101.

λαμπάς

(B), άδος, poet. Adj., torch-lit, λ. ἀκταί, of Eleusis, S. OC 1049 (lyr.); ἑορταὶ λ. Lys. Fr. 105 S.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λαμπάς, λαμπάδος, (λάμπω, cf. our lamp) (from Aeschylus and Thucydides down), the Sept. for לַפִּיד;

1. a torch: Revelation 4:5 (where A. V. lamps); .

2. a lamp, the flame of which is fed with oil: Matthew 25:1, 3f, 7; John 18:3; Acts 20:8. (Cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xlvi.; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, ii. 455ff; Becker, Charicles, Sc. ix. (English translation, p. 163).)


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λαμπάς , -άδος ,

(< λάμπω ),

[in LXX for H3940;]

a torch (freq. fed, like a lamp, with oil): Matthew 25:1 ff., John 18:3, Acts 20:8, Revelation 4:5; Revelation 8:10.†

ὑπολαμπάς , -άδος , ,

a window: Acts 20:8 D (for λαμπάς ; v. MM, xxv).†

SYN.: λύχνος G3088, lamp, q.v.; φανός G5322, torch or lantern; cf. Rutherford's NPhr., 131 f.; Tr., Syn., § xlvi; DCG, s.v. lamp; DB, iii, 43 f.


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

In a long list of persons charged with furnishing supplies in view of an official visit from the Prefect to Hermopolis in A.D. 145–47 mention is made of the following : —ἐπὶ ξύλ (ων) καὶ ἀνθράκων καὶ φαμῶ (ν) καὶ λαμπάδ (ων) οἱ προόντες (P Lond 1159.59 = 111. P. 113, Chrest. I. p. 493). See also BGU III. 717.12 (dowry–A.D. 149) κάτοπτ [ρ ]ον δίπτυχον, λαμπάδα, P Oxy XII. 1449.19 (return of temple property—A.D. 213–217) λαμπάδ (ες) ἀργ (υραῖ) κ ̣αλα ̣ι ̣. For the noun = ";torch"; in connexion with a torch-race cf. OGIS 764.43 al. (ii/B.C.), Michel 884.6 (B.C. 164–3), 893.17 (i/ B.C.). MGr λαμπάδα, ";lamp,"; ";candlestick.";

 


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List of Word Forms
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