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Strong's #3582 - ξέστης

Root Word (Etymology)
as if from xeo (properly, to smooth, by implication [of friction] to boil or heat)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a sextarius
    1. a vessel for measuring liquids, holding about a pint (.5 litre)
  2. a wooden pitcher or ewer from which water or wine is poured, whether holding a sextarius or not
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KJV (2)
Mark 2
NAS (1)
Mark 1
CSB (1)
Mark 1
BSB (1)
Mark 1
ESV (1)
Mark 1
WEB (2)
Mark 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ξέστ-ης, ου, ὁ,

I formed from Lat. sextarius, a Roman measure nearly = 1 pint, IG 7.3498.54 (Oropus), J. AJ 9.4.4, AP 11.298, Gal. 13.435, Damocr. ap. eund. 13.989, IG 42(1).93(Epid., iii/iv A.D.), Phlp. in APr. 27.19.

II pitcher, cup, Mark 7:4, POxy. 921.23 (iii A.D.), Harp.Astr.in Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(3).139.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ξέστης, ξεστου, (a corruption of the Latin sextarius);

1. a sextarius, i. e. a vessel for measuring liquids, holding about a pint (Josephus, Antiquities 8, 2, 9 — see βάτος; Epictetus diss. 1, 9, 33; 2, 16, 22; (Dioscor.), Galen and medical writers).

2. a wooden pitcher or ewer (Vulg. urceus (A. V. pot)) from which water or wine is poured, whether holding a sextarius or not: Mark 7:4, 8 (here T WH omit; Tr brackets the clause).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ξέστης , -ου ,

(a Sicilian corruption of Lat. sextarius),

[in Al. : Leviticus 14:10 (H3849, LXX κοτύλη )*;]

1. a sextarius (about a pint).

2. In NT, a pitcher of wood or stone : Mark 7:4.†

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 proper name (Colossians 4:9, Philemon 1:10) from the adj. ὀνήσιμος, ";useful,"; may be illustrated from P Grenf II. 38.17 (B.C. 81) ἢ λογεύσι (l. σεἰ) καὶ ἀνανκάσι (l. σεἰ) με Ὀνησιμωι (l. Ὀνήσιμος) ἀγοράσ [α ]ι κριθῆς κτλ., P Gen I. 4.10 (beg. iii/A.D.). ] τοῦ τόπου μου ἀμφο [δάρ ]χης Ὀνήσιμος ἀνεγράψατό με ἐπὶ κώμη [ς ] Ἀργεάδος, and from the inscrr. Magn 242 τόπος Ὀν [η ]σίμου, ib. 300 ἡ σόρος (";grave";) . Ὀνησίμου τοῦ Παυσιμάχου. Thieme (p. 40) notes that the name is specially common in the case of slaves, though not confined to them, as is shown by the mention of a γραμματεὺς Μ. Ὀνήσιμος on a coin of Caracalla’s time : cf. also Ὀνησίμη in Syll 865.5, a woman whom a manumitted slave is to serve till her death. Dittenberger’s Index (p. 89) shows other exx. : see also Lightfoot Colossians 2:1-23 p. 310, Zahn Introd. i. p. 458, and Hatch in JBL xxvii. (1908), p. 146.


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
ξεστων ξεστών ξεστῶν xeston xestôn xestōn xestō̂n
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