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Strong's #3448 - μόσχος

probably strengthened for oschos (a shoot)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a tender juicy shoot
    1. a sprout, of a plant or tree
  2. offspring
    1. of men: a boy or a girl, esp. if fresh and delicate
    2. of animals: a young one
  3. a calf, a bullock, a heifer
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1241 ‑ בָּקָר (baw‑kawr');  5695 ‑ עֵגֶל (ay'‑ghel);  6499 ‑ פָּר (par, pawr);  7794 ‑ שׁוֹר (shore);  
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Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
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Luke 3
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Revelation 1
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Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
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Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
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Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
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LSB (6)
Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
N95 (6)
Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
NAS (6)
Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
NLT (7)
Luke 3
Hebrews 7
Revelation 2
WEB (6)
Luke 3
Hebrews 2
Revelation 1
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Luke 3
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Revelation 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), ,

young shoot or twig, δίδη μόσχοισι λύγοισι (v. λύγος) Il. 11.105, cf. Thphr. CP 5.9.1; ὁ μ. τῶν φύλλων leaf- stalk, petiole, Dsc. 2.179, cf. 4.15,34.


(B), ὁ, ἡ,

1. calf, young bull, which form the god Apis was believed to assume, Hdt. 3.28, cf. 2.41, PCair.Zen. 78.6 (iii B.C.), Sammelb. 6279.7 (iii B. C.): as fem., heifer, young cow, μόσχους ἀμέλγειν E. Cyc. 389, cf. Ba. 736; πεζαὶ μ., = ἑταῖραι, Eup. 169; ᾄδειν ἐπὶ μόσχῳ for the prize of a calf (nisi leg. ἐπὶ Μόσχῳ), Ar. Ach. 13.

2. metaph., boy, E. IA 1623: as fem., girl, maid, Id. Hec. 526, Andr. 711, etc.

3. any young animal, Id. IT 163, Ba. 1185 (both lyr.); even of birds, μ. χελιδόνος Achae. 47.

4. μ. θαλάσσιος seal, Edict.Diocl. 8.37.


(C), ,

musk, Aët. 1.131, Alex. Trall. 12; interpol. in Dsc. Eup. 1.145 (om. Wellmann). (Borrowed from Pers. mušk.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μόσχος, μόσχου, (cf. Schmidt, chapter 76, 12; Curtius, p. 593);

1. a tender, juicy, shoot; a sprout, of a plant or tree.

2. , , μόσχος offspring;

a. of men ((cf. figurative English scion)), a boy, a girl, especially if fresh and delicate.

b. of animals, a young one.

3. a calf, a bullock, a heifer; so everywhere in the Bible, and always masculine: Luke 15:23, 27, 30; Hebrews 9:12, 19; Revelation 4:7; (the Sept. chiefly for פַּר, a bull, especially a young bull; then for בָּקָר, cattle; for שׁור, an ox or a cow; also for עֵגֶל, a calf). ((Euripides, on.))

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μόσχος , -ου , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H6499, also for H7794, H5695. etc.;]

1. a young shoot or twig.

2. , , μ ., offspring;

(a) of men;

(b) of animals; most freq. (as always in LXX), a calf, bullock, heifer: Luke 15:23; Luke 15:27; Luke 15:30, Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:19 Revelation 4:7.†

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 classical word (found also in Philo), which in the NT is confined to Romans 9:4, ";the giving of the law,"; occurs in a royal petition of about A.D. 375, P Lips I. 35.7 τῆς θ ̣είας ὑμῶν καὶ φιλανθρώπου νο ̣[μ ]ο ̣θ [εσ ]ι ̣ας. Cf. Syll 790 (=.3 1157).98 (c. B.C. 100) διαπαραδιδόσ [θ ]ω [δὲ τὸ ψήφισμα τόδε καὶ τοῖς ] αἱρεθησομένοις μετὰ ταῦτα στρατηγοῖς [καὶ νομοφύ ]λαξιν νομοθεσίας τάξιν ἔχον, OGIS 326.26 (time of Attalus II. Philadelphus, B.C. 159–138) καθὼς αὐτὸς ἐν τῆι νομοθεσίαι περὶ ἑκάστων δια [τέ ]ταχεν.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
μόσχοι μόσχοις μοσχον μόσχον μόσχος μόσχου μόσχους μοσχω μόσχω μόσχῳ μοσχων μόσχων μοτώσει moscho moschō móschoi móschōi moschon moschōn móschon móschōn
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