Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3012 - λέντιον
- a linen cloth, towel
- of the towel or apron with which servants put on when about to work
= Lat. linteum, cloth, napkin, towel, Peripl.M.Rubr. 6 (pl.), Vit.Aesop.Oxy. 2083.48, John 13:4, Inscr.Magn. 116.34, BSA 27.228 (Sparta, ii A.D.): — hence λεντι-άριος, ὁ, prob. attendant at the bath, IG 3.1160.72, 14.2323:
† λέντιον , -ου , τό
a linen cloth, towel: John 13:4-5.†
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This Graecized form (John 13:4 f.) of the Lat. linteum, which in the second syllable shows the more open form of ι (for ε) before a vowel (cf. Moulton Gr. ii. p. 76), is found in Ostr 1611.1 al. (Rom.) λέν [τ (ια)] β ̄ ";two linen cloths,"; and P Oxy VI. 929.10 (ii/iii A.D.) λίνον καὶ λέντιον τριβακόν, ";a linen cloth and a worn towel."; In Magn 116.34 (time of Hadrian) we have λειτουργοῦ. . ἐκγδόσεως λεντίων ἑκατοστή.
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