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Strong's #3088 - λύχνος

Transliteration
lýchnos
Phonetics
lookh'-nos
Origin
from the base of (G3022)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
4:324,542
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a lamp, candle, that is placed on a stand or candlestick
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5216 ‑ נֵרָה (neer, neer, nare, nare, nay‑raw');  5216 ‑ נֵרָה (neer, neer, nare, nare, nay‑raw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
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KJV (13)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
2
NAS (14)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
3
HCS (13)
Matthew
2
Luke
6
John
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
3
BSB (14)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
3
ESV (14)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
3
WEB (15)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Luke
6
John
2
2 Peter
1
Revelation
3
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λύχνος, ὁ,

pl. λύχνοι Batr. 180, Ar. Eq. 1315, Antiph. 70, 152, PPetr. 2p.72 (iii B. C.): freq. also λύχνα, Hdt. 2.62, 133, E. Cyc. 514 (lyr.), Call. Hec. 1.4.11, etc., prob. in Alc. 41.1. (Fr. λυκ - sno -, cf. Λύκη):

I

1. portable light, lamp, χρύσεος λ. Od. 19.34; λύχνα καίειν, ἀνάπτειν, light lamps, Hdt. ll. cc.; ἅπτε, παῖ, λ. Ar. Numbers 18:1-32; λύχνους ἅπτειν to have an illumination, Arr. Epict. 2.17.37; λύχνους ἀποσβέσαι Ar. Pl. 668; λ. ἀπεσβήκει had been put out, Pl. Smp. 218b; περὶ λύχνων ἁφάς about lamp-lighting time, i. e. towards nightfall, Hdt. 7.215, D.S. 19.31; πάννυχος λ. παρακαίεται lamps are kept burning all night, Hdt. 2.130; καύσεις λύχνων Sammelb. 1161.14 (i B. C.); ἔλαιον ἡμῖν οὐκ ἔνεστ' ἐν τῷ λύχνῳ Ar. Nu. 56; cf. κεράτινος.

2. in pl., οἱ λύχνοι or τὰ λύχνα the lamp-market, οὑκ τῶν λ. ib. 1065.

II a fish, Str. 17.2.4, Hsch.; cf. Lat. lucerna, Plin. HN 9.82.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λύχνος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H5216 (Exodus 25:37), al.);]

a lamp (portable, and usually set on a stand, λυχνία ): Matthew 5:15, Luke 11:36; ἔρχεται ὁ λ ., Mark 4:21; λ . ἅπτειν Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33; Luke 15:8; φῶς λύχνου , Revelation 18:23; id. opp. to φ .ἡλίου , Revelation 22:5; metaph., of the eye, Matthew 6:22 Luke 11:34; of John the Baptist, John 5:35; of the Lamb, Revelation 21:23; of prophecy, 2 Peter 1:19; of spiritual readiness, pl., λύχνοι (as always in LXX; freq. in Att.. λύχνα ), Luke 12:35.†

SYN.: λαμπάς G2985, q.v.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt I. 88.12 (B.C. 115–4) εἴς τε τὰς θυσίας καὶ λύχνων ἁφῶν (l. ἁφάς), ";for sacrifices and the lighting of lamps,"; P Oxy XII. 1453.18 (B.C. 30–29) τὸ καθῆκον ἔλαιον εἰς τοὺς καθ᾽ ἡμέραν λύχνους καομένους ἐν τοῖς σημαινομένοις ἱεροῖς, ";the proper oil for the daily lamps burning in the temples signified"; (Edd.), P Lond 193 verso.29 (ii/A.D.) (= II. p. 246) λύχνον διφανιν (όν) ";a lamp with a double light"; (Ed.), ib. 1177.74 (A.D. 113) (= III. p. 183) ἐλαίου κ ̣α [ ]σεως λύχνων τοῖς διὰ νυκτὸς ἐργαζομένοις, BGU I. 22.28 (A.D. 114) (= Selections, p. 76) ἄρας τὸν λύχνον μου ἀνέβη εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν μου, and P Leid Wviii. 6 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐνλ (= ἐλλ)υχνιάσας λύχνον καθαρόν καινόν, ἔπιθες ἐπὶ τὸν λύχνον τὸν πόδα ἱπποποταμίου (l. μου).

For λυχναψία, an Egyptian lamp-festival, cf. P Amh II. 70i. 10 (between A.D. 114 and 117) (= Chrest. I. p. 176), and for λυχνάπτης ( –τος) cf. P Oxy XII. 1453.4 (B.C. 30–29) with the editors’ note : see also Otto Priester i. p. 10. The compound ὑπολύχνιον, ";lamp-stand,"; is found in P Oxy XIV. 1645.10 (A.D. 308).

 

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List of Word Forms
λυχνοι λύχνοι λύχνοις λυχνον λύχνον λυχνος λύχνος λυχνου λύχνου λύχνους λυχνω λύχνω λύχνῳ luchno luchnō luchnoi luchnon luchnos luchnou lychno lychnō lychnoi lýchnoi lýchnōi lychnon lýchnon lychnos lýchnos lychnou lýchnou
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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