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Strong's #30 - ἀγγεῖον

Root Word (Etymology)
from aggos (a pail, perhaps as bent, cf base of (G43))
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a vessel, receptacle, a pail, a reservoir
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 953 ‑ בּוֹר (bore);  3603 ‑ כִּכָּר (kik‑kawr');  3619 ‑ כְּלוּב (kel‑oob');  3627 ‑ כְּלִי (kel‑ee');  3627 ‑ כְּלִי (kel‑ee');  5035 ‑ נֵבֶל (neh'‑bel, nay'‑bel);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀγγεῖον, Ion. ἀγγειο-ήιον, τό,


1. vessel for holding liquid or dry substances (τοῦτο.. ξηροῖς καὶ ὑγροῖς.. ἐργασθέν, ἀγγεῖον ὃ δὴ μιἇ κλήσει προσφθεγγόμεθα Pl. Plt. 287e); of metal, ἀργύρεα ἀ. silver jars or vases for water, Hdt. 1.188; ἀργυρᾶ καὶ χαλκᾶ ἀ. Plu. 2.695b; ἐν ἀ. χαλκψ mortar, Thphr. Lap. 60; ξύλινα ἀ. tubs, Hdt. 4.2; vessels for holding money, in a treasury, Id. 2.121. β'; for masons' use, Th. 4.4; ὀστράκινα ἀ. Hp. Mul. 2.193, LXX La. 4.2; pails or buckets used by firemen, Plu. Rom. 20; sacks of leather, θύλακοι καὶ ἄλλα ἀ. X. An. 6.4.23; τὰς ῥαφὰς τῶν ἀ. Plu. Lys. 16; for corn, LXX Genesis 42:25; for wine, LXX 1 Samuel 25:18; for bread, 1 Kings 9:7; box for petitions, PTaur. I ii 6 (ii B. C.), etc.

2. receptacle, reservoir, X. Oec. 9.2, Pl. Lg. 845e; bed of the sea, Pl. Criti. 111a.

3. coffin, sarcophagus, IG 12(2).494 (Lesbos), BSA 17.227 (Pamphyl.), etc.

II of the human or animal body, vessel, cavity, Hp. Morb. 4.37, Arist. HA 521b6, PA 680b33; of the veins, Id. HA 511b17, al.; the lungs, Id. GA 787b3; the female breast, Id. PA 692a12; afterbirth, Sor. 2.57; of plants, capsule, Thphr. HP 1.11.1: later, the body itself, M.Ant. 3.3, cf. Secund. Sent. 7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀγγεῖον, , τό (equivalent to τό ἄγγος), a vessel, receptacle: Matthew 13:48 (R G L); . (From Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀγγεῖον , -ου , τό

(<ἄγος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H3627;]

a vessel (v MM, VGT, s.v.): Matthew 25:4.†

ἄγγος , -εος , τό ,

[in LXX for H3627, H3619;]

a vessel: Matthew 13:48.†

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

ἀγγεῖον is found in P Tor I. 1ii. 6 (ii/B.C.) for the ";casket"; or ";chest"; in which plaintiffs in the court of the Chrematistae, or Greek judges of Egypt, were in the habit of placing their petitions (Archiv iii. p. 26 ff.). See also P Gen I. 74.8 ff (probably iii/A.D.) διὸ ἐρωτηθεὶς ἐκλαβὼν ἀντίγραφον καὶ βαλὼν εἰς ἀγγῖον σφράγι [σ ]ον : similarly in Syll 790.43 (i/B.C.) of oracular πινάκια, which are put εἰς ἀγγεῖον and sealed (κατασφραγισάσθωσαν) with various officers’ seals. In BGU I. 248 (ii/A.D.) a note is added on the margin—χρῆσον Σαβείνῳ ἀνγεῖον, εἰς ὃ κόμιζέ μοι ἔλαιον, where . is a jar for oil, as in Matthew 25:4 : cf. P Oxy VII. 1070.30 (iii/A.D.) ἀνγείῳ ἡμιχόῳ, P Hamb I. 23.34 (A.D. 569) μεστὰ ἀγγῖα τρια ̣κοντα, P Lond 1036.9 (vi/A.D.) ( = III. p. 269) οἴνο (υ) ἀγγῖον μέγα ἕν, P Leid Wiii. 8 . μέλιτος μεστόν.

The form ἄγγος, which is found in the true text of Matthew 13:48, may be illustrated from Michel 1361.4 f. (Thasos, iv/B.C.) ἢν δέ τις ἐγβάλλη [ι τῶν δούλων κόπρον, ὥστε ] τὸ χωρίον εἶναι τὸ ἄγγος τοῦ ἀναιρερημένου τὸν κῆπο [ν ] κτλ. The word is used of a cinerary urn (as in Herod. i. 113) in CIG 3573.

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List of Word Forms
αγγεία αγγειοις αγγείοις ἀγγείοις αγγείον αγγείου αγγείω αγγείων αγγη ἄγγη ange angē ánge ángē angeiois angeíois
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