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Strong's #4597 - σής

Root Word (Etymology)
apparently of Hebrew origin (H5580)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a moth, the clothes moth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5580 ‑ סָס (sawce);  6211 ‑ עָשׁ (awsh, as‑ab');  7538 ‑ רָקָב (raw‑kawb');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σής, ὁ,

gen. σεός (as if fr. σεύς, which is given as nom. by Choerob. in Theod. 1p.406H. ); pl., nom. σέες Moer. p.339 P.; gen. σέων Hermipp. 94, Ar. Lys. 730, Ph. 2.461 (not σεῶν, v. Choerob. l. c.); acc. σέας Luc. Ind. 1: the forms σητός, σῆτες, σητῶν, etc., were later, as in Men. 540.5, Arist. HA 557b3, Thphr. HP 9.11.11, Ph. 2.361 (and v.l. in 2.461 ), cf. Moer. l.c., etc.: moth, [ χρυσὸν] οὐ ς. οὐδὲ κὶς δάπτει Pi. Fr. 222, cf. Ar. l. c., Str. 13.1.54, Ev.Matthew 6:19, Ev.Luke 12:33; attacking books, Luc. l. c.

2. metaph., σῆτες ἀκανθοβάται or -λόγοι, of the Grammarians, bookworms, AP 11.322 ( Antiphan. ), 347 ( Phil. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σής, σητός, (Hebrew סָס., Isaiah 51:8; עָשׁ, Job 4:19; Job 13:28), a moth, the clothes-moth (B. D., under the word ; Alex.'s Kitto, under the word Ash): Matthew 6:19; Luke 12:33. (Pindar, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Theophrastus, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σής ,


(late gen. for cl. σεός ), ,

[in LXX: Job 4:19, Isaiah 50:9 (H6211), Isaiah 51:8 (H5580), al.;]

a moth, clothes moth: Matthew 6:19-20, Luke 12:33.†

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

";am moved as to the σπλάγχνα "; (q.v.), and hence ";am filled with compassion, tenderness."; Lightfoot on Philippians 1:8 writes that the verb does not seem to be classical, and was ";perhaps a coinage of the Jewish Dispersion,"; and Thumb, Hellen. p. 123 practically confirms this. It occurs in the fragmentary vi/A.D. petition P Flor III. 296.23 οὐκ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ὁ εἰρημε ̣(νος), and we may note its appearance in the MGr sailor’s prayer—

Σπλαγχίσου με, Βορέα μου,

Πατέρα μου Βορέα.

";O have pity on me, my North Wind, father North Wind"; (see Abbott, Songs p. 164).


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
σης σὴς σήτες σητός ses sēs sḕs
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