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Strong's #4577 - σειρά

probably from (G4951) through its congener eiro (to fasten, akin to (G138))
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feminine noun
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  1. a line, a rope
  2. a chain
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2256 ‑ חֶבֶל (kheh'‑bel, khay'‑bel);  4253 ‑ מַחֲלָפָה (makh‑law‑faw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σειρά, Ion. σειρή, Dor. σηρά Choerob. in An.Ox. 2.260, Et.Gud. 497.47: ἡ: — cord, rope, σειράς τ' εὐπλέκτους Il. 23.115; σειρὴν δὲ πλεκτήν Od. 22.175; ς. χρυσείη cord of gold, Il. 8.19, cf. Pl. Tht. 153c: metaph., σειραῖς . . ἁμαρτιῶν σφίγγεται LXX Proverbs 5:22; σειραὶ ζόφου v.l. in 2 Peter 2:4 : v. also σαύρα IV.

2. trace (cf. σειραφόρος ), Poll. 1.141 .

3. cord or line with a noose, lasso, used by the Sagartians and Sarmatians, Hdt. 7.85, Paus. 1.21.5: hence the Parthians are called σειραφόροι, Suid.

4. a bandage, Gal. 18(1).777; ς. μονομερής, διμερής, κτλ . Sor. Fasc. 23, 24, al.

5. ἡ ς. τοῦ βίρρου,= cimussatio (prob. edge, border ), Dosith. p.435K.

II metaph. of an animal's tail, Nic. Th. 119, 385 .

III σειραὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς locks of hair, LXX Jd. 16.13; ς. τριχῶν Poll. 2.30 . metaph., line, lineage, Tz.ad Lyc. 481, Sch. Il. 1.176 . series, Dam. Pr. 45, 95 . pl., a disease of horses, Hippiatr. 52 . the front part of the perineum, Aët. 6.34 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σειρά, σειράς, (εἴρω, to fasten, bind together, (akin to Latinsero, series, servus, etc.); cf. Curtius, § 518), from Homer down;

a. a line, a rope.

b. a chain: σειραῖς ζόφου (A. V. to chains of darkness, i. e.) to darkness as if to chains, 2 Peter 2:4 R G (but Tr WH have σειροις, L T σιροις, which see in their place); μία ἁλύσει σκότους πάντες ἐδέθησαν, Wis. 17:17 (18).

STRONGS NT 4577: σειρός σειρός, σειρου, , equivalent to σειρά, which see: 2 Peter 2:4 Tr WH. But σειρός, Latinsirus, in secular writings is a pit, an underground granary (e. g. Demosthenes, p. 100 at the end (where the Schol. τούς θησαυρούς καί τά ὀρυγματα ἐν οἷς κατετιθεντο τά σπέρματα σιρους ἐκάλουν οἱ θρακες καί οἱ Λίβυες); Diodorus Siculus 19, 44; cf. Suidas under the word σειροι; Valesius on Harpocration Lexicon, under the word μελίνη. See Field, Otium Norv. Pars iii., at the passage Accordingly R. V. text follows the critical editions (cf. σιρός) and renders pits of darkness).

STRONGS NT 4577: σιρός σιρός, σιρου, , equivalent to σειρός, which see: 2 Peter 2:4 L T.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σειρά , -ᾶς , ,

[in LXX: Judges 16:13-14; Judges 16:19 (H4253), Proverbs 5:22 (H2256) *;]

1. (a) a cord;

(b) a chain (cf. Pr., l.c.): σειραὶ ζόφου , 2 Peter 2:4, Rec., R, mg. (see σειρός ).

2. a lock of hair (Jg, ll. c.).†

* σειρός

(σιρός , T), -οῦ ,

(Rec., R, mg., σειρά , q.v.), = cl. σιρός , a pit for the storage of grain: σειροὶ ζόφου , 2 Peter 2:4, WH, R., txt. (but v. Mayor, in l; Field, Notes, 241).†

σιρός , see σειρός .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This proper name (Luke 8:3) occurs in a list of accounts P Flor I. 78.23 (v/vi A.D. ?). See further exx. in Preisigke Namenbuch s.v.



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List of Word Forms
σειραίς σειραῖς σειράν σειράς σειρήνες σειρήνων σειροις σειροῖς σειρομάσταις σειρομάστας σειρομάστην σειρομάστης σειρομάστων seirais seiraîs
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