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Strong's #4485 - ῥῆγμα

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4486)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. that which has been broken or rent asunder
    1. a fracture, breach, cleft
    2. rent clothes
    3. fall, ruin
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1233 ‑ בָּקִיעַ (bek‑ee'‑ah);  7168 ‑ קְרָעִים (keh'‑rah);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ῥῆγ-μα, ατος, τό, ( ῥήγνυμι ) breakage, fracture, joined with σπάσμα, Hp. Aër. 4, cf. D. 18.198, Dsc. 3.74; with στρέμμα (a strain), D. 2.21, 11.14 .

2. laceration, rupture, Gal. 10.160, 18(2).882, cf. Arist. HA 635a4 .

3. rent, tear, in clothes, Archipp. 38 .

4. cleft, chasm, ῥ. τῆς γῆς Arist. HA 628b29; chink, ἐν τοίχοις Plb. 13.6.8; breach in a dyke, PLond. 1.131r . 45, 60 (i A.D.) .

II lesion or rupture of tissue, ὅταν ὑπὸ βίης διαστέωσιν αἱ σάρκες ἀπ' ἀλλήλων Hp. Flat. 11, cf. Gal. 1.238, 10.232; esp. oflung, Hp. Loc.Hom. 14, Morb. 1.20:hence ῥηγμᾰτίας, ου, ὁ, one who has such a rupture, Id. Aër. 4, Dsc. 3.146, 4.10; τοὺς ἐκ βηχὸς ῥηγματίας Hippiatr. 22; but ῥηγματίας πλεύμονος perh. = pleurisy, Hp. Morb. 2.53; ῥηγμᾰτώδης, ες, Id. Epid. 7.26 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ῤῆγμα, ῥηγματος, τό (ῤήγνυμι), what has been broken or rent asunder;

a. a fracture, breach, cleft: Hippocrates (), Demosthenes, (Aristotle), Polybius, others; for בָּקִיעַ , Amos 6:11, Alex.;

b. plural for קְרָעִים, torn clothes: 1 Kings 11:30; 2 Kings 2:12.

c. fall, ruin: Luke 6:49.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ῥῆγμα , -τος , τό

(< ῥήγνυμι ),

[in LXX: 1 Kings 11:30-31; 1 Kings 12:24, 2 Kings 2:12 (H7168), Amos 6:12 (11) A (H1233) *;]

1. cl. (and so in LXX), a fracture; then by meton., that which is torn.

2. In NT, ruin: Luke 6:49.†

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

frequent in the LXX but in the NT confined to Revelation 18:13 = ";fine wheaten flour"; (cf. Pliny HN xiii. 21 ";similago ex tritico fit laudatissimo’) : cf. P Oxy IV. 736.82 (c. A.D. 1) σεμιδάρεως (l. σεμιδάλεως) ξηρᾶς (ἡμιωβέλιον), BGU IV. 1067.15 (A.D. 102) σεμιδάλεω (ς) ἀρτάβας τρεῖ [ς, and P Lond 190.45 (list of provisions—iii/A.D. ?) (= II. p. 255) σ [εμί ]δαλιν. For σεμιδαλίτης ἄρτος, ";fine wheaten bread,"; see P Petr III. 61 (g).6 (iii/B.C.). Apparently σεμίδαλις, with Lat. simila of the same meaning, is borrowed from some Mediterranean tongue (Boisacq p. 859).


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
ρηγμα ρήγμα ῥῆγμα ρήγμασιν ρήγματα regma rēgma rhegma rhêgma rhēgma rhē̂gma
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