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Strong's #4470 - ῥάκος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4486)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a piece torn off
  2. a bit of cloth
  3. cloth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 899 ‑ בֶּגֶד (behg'‑ed);  5499 ‑ סְחָבָה (seh‑khaw‑baw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ῥάκος [ ], εος, τό, ragged, tattered garment, δὸς ῥ. ἀμφιβαλέσθαι Od. 6.178, cf. 13.434, 14.342, 349 (never in Il. ); ἀνθ' ἱματίου μὲν ἔχειν ῥ . Ar. Pl. 540; ῥ. φορεῖ Antiph. 204.6, PPetr. 3p.115 (iii B.C.), cf. Philem. 146: freq. in pl. ῥάκεα, Att. ῥάκη, rags, tatters, Od. 14.512, 18.67, 74, 19.507,al., Hdt. 3.129, S. Ph. 39, 274; ἐν ῥάκεσι περιφθείρεσθαι Isoc. Ep. 9.10 .

2. generally, strip of cloth, ῥάκεα φοινίκεα Hdt. 7.76, cf. Ev.Matthew 9:16, Arr. Tact. 35.3: even a strip of flesh, σώματος ῥ . A. Pr. 1023 .

3. collectively, rag, lint, Hp. Morb. 2.36; ῥάκη λινᾶ Dsc. 5.75.15 .

II in pl. also, rents in the face, wrinkles, Ar. Pl. 1065 .

III metaph., rag, remnant, εἰκάσαι τὸ ἐρείπιον ῥάκει οἰκίας Anon. ap. Arist. Rh. 1413a6; of an old seaman, ἁλίοιο βίου ῥ . AP 9.242 ( Antiphil. ), cf. 7.380 ( Crin. ), Luc. Tim. 32 . The Aeol. form βράκος (q.v.), used of a garment, lacks the sense 'ragged'.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ῤάκος, ῤάκους, τό (ῤήγνυμι, a piece torn off; specifically, a bit of cloth; cloth: Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21 (here L Tr marginal reading ῥακκος). (Homer, Herodotus, Aristophanes, Sophocles, Euripides, Josephus, the Sept., others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ῥάκος , -ους , τό ,

[in LXX: Isaiah 64:6 (5) (H899), Jeremiah 38:11 (H5499), Ezra 4:17*;]

1. a ragged garment (Hom.).

2. a rag, remnant, piece of cloth: Matthew 9:16, Mark 2:21.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";extinguish,"; ";put out,"; of fire etc. : cf. P Leid Wvii. 34 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 105) πῦρ σεβέσαι (l. σβέσαι), and .35 σεβέσθητι (l. σβέσθητι). For the metaph. use in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 cf. Kaibel 204.4 (i/B.C.) ἀμφοτέροις ἡμῖν ἔσβεσας ἠέλιον, and for the meaning ";wash out,"; ";erase,"; cf. the late P Mon I. 1.43 ἐσβέσθαι πᾶν σπέρμα δίκης, and ib. 14.87 (both vi/A.D.). MGr σβήνω, ";extinguish,"; and intrans. ";am extinguished."; See also s.v. ζβέννυμι.


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List of Word Forms
ράκη ράκος ρακους ράκους ῥάκους ρακώδη rakous rhakous rhákous
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