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Strong's #3013 - λεπίς

from lepo (to peel)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a scale
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6341 ‑ פַּח (pakh);  7193 ‑ קַשְׂקֶשֶׂת (kas‑keh'‑seth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ίδος, ἡ, (λέπω)

1. epithelial debris, Hp. Aph. 4.81; layer of the skull, PMed. in Arch.Pap. 4.270; ᾠοῦ λ. egg- shell, Sch. Ar. Pax 198; cup of a filbert, AP 6.22 (Zonas), 102 (Phil.); coat of an onion, Sch. Luc. Hist.Conscr. 26.

2. collectively, scales of fish, λεπίδος σιδηρέης ὄψιν ἰχθυοειδέος Hdt. 7.61; ὃ ἐν ὄρνιθι πτερόν, τοῦτο ἐν ἰχθύϊ ἐστὶ λ. Arist. HA 486b21; opp. φολίς, ib. 490b23, 517b5; also of serpents, v.l. in Nic. Th. 154, cf. Emp. 82.

3. of other things, λ. χαλκοῦ flakes that fly from copper in hammering, Dsc. 5.78, 79: abs., λεπίς Hp. Mul. 1.63.

4. plate of metal, Ph. Bel. 69.50, Hero Aut. 12.2, D.S. 20.91, Plu. Phoc. 18; collectively, λ. σιδηρᾶ BGU 544.8 (ii A.D.); of gold and silver, Plb. 10.27.10; λ. ἀργυρᾶ PMag.Par. 1.258.

5. λ. πρίονος blade of a saw, Heliod. ap. Orib. 47.14.5.

6. λεπίδες (sc. χιόνος) snow- flakes, cj. in Thphr. HP 4.14.13, CP 5.12.11.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λεπίς, λεπιδος, (λέπω to strip off the rind or husk, to peel, to scale), a scale: Acts 9:18. (the Sept.; Aristotle, others (cf. Herodotus 7, 61).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λεπίς , -ίδος ,

(< λέπω , to peel),

[in LXX chiefly for H7193;]

a scale: Acts 9:18

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

This subst., which in the NT is confined to Acts 9:18, occurs in Michel 833.11 (B.C. 279) θυμιατήριον ὑπόχαλκον, λεπίδα ἀργυρᾶν ἔχον : cf. BGU II. 544.8 (time of Antoninus). For the verb λέπω, see P Par 12.15 (B.C. 157) σπασάμενος λέπει με τῇ μαχαίρᾳ εἰς τὸ σκέλος, and for λεπίζω (Tobit 3:17; Tobit 11:18, al.) see P Leid Xxiii. 37 (iii/A.D.) λαβὼν ἄνχουσαν (l. ἄγχουσαν), λεοντικὴν λέπισον, καὶ λαβὼν τὰ λεπίσματα (Genesis 30:37) εἰς θυιαν τρίβε.


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
λεπίδας λεπιδες λεπίδες λεπίσιν λεπίσματα lepides lepídes
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