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Strong's #3733 - ὄρνις

probably from a prolonged form of the base of (G3735)
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masculine noun
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  1. a bird
  2. a cock, a hen
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Strong #: 1257 ‑ בַּרְבֻּר (bar‑boor');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄρνις, ὁ,

also Il. 9.323, 14.290, al., freq. in Att., cf. 111; gen. ὄρνῑθος; acc. sg. ὄρνῑθα and ὄρνιν, neither in Hom.: pl., nom. and acc. ὄρνῑθες, -θας, but in acc. also ὄρνεις or ὄρνῑς (S. OT 966, E. Hipp. 1059, Ar. Av. 717, 1250, 1610, D. 19.245, etc.): also ὄρνιξ, PCair.Zen. 375.1 (iii B. C.), v.l. in Luke 13:34, called Ion. and Dor. by Phot. (but ὄρνις nom. in Alcm. 26.4); acc. ὄρνῑχα Pi. O. 2.88; gen. ὄρνῑχος Id. I. 6(5).53: nom. pl. ὄρνῑχες B. 5.22, Theoc. 7.47; gen. pl. ὀρνίχων Alcm. 67, Abh.Berl.Akad. 1925(5).33 (Cyrene, iv B. C.); dat. ὄρνιξι, ὀρνίχεσσι, Pi. P. 5.112, 4.190 (ὄρνιξι also in PLond. 1.131r. 125, al. (i A. D.)): on the gender and declens., v. Ath. 9.373 sq. (Cf. ὄρν-εον, Goth. ara, gen. arins 'eagle', etc.) [In the trisyll. cases always: Hom. has ὄρνῑς in Il. 9.323, 12.218, but ὄρνῐς ib. 24.219; and later use both ὄρνῑς and ὄρνῐς: in Trag. both quantities are found, ὄρνῐς in A. Fr. 304.3 (-ῐν), S. Ant. 1021, El. 149 (lyr.), Fr. 654, E. HF 72, and so Philem. 79.10; but ὄρνῑς E. Ba. 1365, and always in Ar. (Av. 103, al.), for in ib. 168, the words τίς ὄρνῐς οὗτος; are borrowed from Sophocles; ὄρνῑς is said to be Att., EM 632.8.]

I bird, including birds of prey and domestic fowls, Hom., etc.; applied to ostriches, X. An. 1.2.7: freq. added to the specific names, ὄρνισιν ἐοικότες αἰγυπιοῖσιν Il. 7.59; λάρῳ ὄρνιθι ἐοικώς Od. 5.51; ὄ. ἀηδών, πέρδιξ, S. Aj. 629, Fr. 323; ὄ. ἁλκυών, ὄ. κύκνος, E. IT 1089 (lyr.), Hel. 19.


1. like οἰωνός, bird of omen, from the flight or cries of which the augur divined, Hes. Op. 828; δεξιός, ἀριστερὸς ὄρνις, Il. 13.821, Od. 20.242, al.; χρηστηρίους ὄρνιθας A. Th. 26, cf. Ag. 112, 157 (both lyr.); ὄ. αἴσιος S. OT 52, cf. Plu. Fab. 19, Gal. 12.314; ὀρνίθων οἰωνίσματα E. Ph. 839.

2. metaph., omen taken from the flight or cries of birds, Il. 10.277, al.: generally, omen, presage, without direct reference to birds, 24.219, Pi. P. 4.19; ὄρνιθα δ' οὐ ποιῶ σε τῆς ἐμῆς ὁδοῦ A. Fr. 95, cf. E. IA 988, Ar. Pl. 63, Av. 719 sqq.; v. ὅδιος.

III in Att. ὄρνις, ὁ, is mostly, cock, S. El. 18; κοκκυβόας ὄ. Id. Fr. 791, cf. Ar. V. 815; ὄρνις, ἡ, hen, Men. 167, 168, PCair.Zen. 266 (iii B. C., pl.); ἀλέκτορα καὶ ὄρνιθα τελέαν cock and hen, TAM 2(1).245.8 (Lycia); in full, ὄ. ἐνοίκιος A. Eu. 866; θήλεια ὄ. S. Fr. 477; πότερον ὄ. ἢ ταὧς; Ar. Av. 102 (with play on this signf. and signf. I); ὁ ὄρνιξ ὁ σιτευτός fatted fowl, PCair.Zen. 375.1; ὀρνίθων φοινικολόφων Theoc. 22.72, cf. 24.64, Mosch. 3.49; ὄ. οἰκίης Babr. 17.1; also, goose, Id. 123.1. in pl. sts., bird-market, D. 19.245; cf. ὄρνεον 11. Μοισᾶν ὄρνιχες song-birds, i.e. poets, Theoc. 7.47. Provs.: διώκει παῖς ποτανὸν ὄρνιν A. Ag. 394 (lyr.); ὄ. ὥς τις ἐκ χερῶν ἄφαντος E. Hipp. 828; ὀρνίθων γάλα 'pigeon's milk', i.e. any marvellous dainty or good fortune, Ar. V. 508, Av. 1673, Mnesim. 9, Men. 936; but ὄρνιθος γάλα white of egg, Anaxag. 22; also a plant, v. ὀρνιθόγαλον. a constellation, later Cygnus, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.16, Arat. 275, Ptol. Tetr. 26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὄρνιξ (so manuscripts א D), equivalent to ὄρνις (which see): Luke 13:34 Tdf. The nominative is not found in secular writings, but the trisyllabic forms ὀρνιχος, ὀρνιχι for ὀρνιθος, etc., are used in Doric; (Photius (edited by Porson, p. 348, 22) Ἰωνες ὄρνιξ ... καί Δωριεις ὄρνιξ. Cf. Curtius, p. 495).

STRONGS NT 3733: ὄρνις ὄρνις, ὀρνιθος, , (ὈΡΩ, ὄρνυμι, (see ὄρθρος));

1. a bird; so from Homer down.

2. specifically, a cock, a hen: Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34 (Tdf. ὄρνιξ, which see); (so Aeschylus Eum. 866; Xenophon, an. 4, 5, 25; Theocritus, Polybius 12, 26, 1; (others)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὄρνις , -ιθος , , ,

[in LXX: . ἐκλεκταί , 1 Kings 3:1; 1 Kings 4:23 (1 Kings 5:3) (H1257)*;]

a bird; specif., a cock, a hen: Matthew 23:3, Luke 13:34 (WH).†

*† ὄρνιξ

(cf. Doric gen., ὄρνιχος , and MGr., ὀρνίχ ; v. M, Pr., 45), = ὄρνις : Luke 13:34 (T; WB, ὄρνις ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";armour"; (Lat. armatura = omnia arma). In Syll 652 (= 3885).26 (c. A.D. 220) the ephebi are ordered to be reviewed at a religious festival in Attica—ἔχοντας ] τὴν πανοπλίαν : cf. Ephesians 6:11. See also Priene 5.4 (before B.C. 326–5) πομπὴν καὶ πανοπ ̣λίαν εἰς Ἀθήνας ἀποστέλλε [ιν. The editor reads π ]α ̣νοπλον in a mutilated census-return, P Oxy VIII. 1110.6 (A.D. 188), but suggests as an alternative ἔνοπλον, with some such word as δρόμον preceding.


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ορνίεων ορνις όρνις ὄρνις οροδάμνοις ornis órnis
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