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Strong's #4651 - σκορπίος

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from an obsolete skerpo (perhaps strengthened from the base of (G4649) and meaning to pierce)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a scorpion, the name of a little animal, somewhat resembling a lobster, which in warm regions lurk, esp. in stone walls; it has a poisonous sting in its tail
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6137 ‑ עַקְרָב (ak‑rawb');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
NAS (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
HCS (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
BSB (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
ESV (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
WEB (5)
Luke 2
Revelation 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκορπί-ος, ὁ,

scorpion, A. Fr. 169, Pl. Euthd. 290a, Sammelb. 1267.7 (i A.D.), etc.; ς. ὁ χερσαῖος (v. infr. 11 ) Arist. HA 555a23: prov., ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίον φυλάσσεο Praxill. 4; ἐν παντὶ ς. φρουρεῖ λίθῳ S. Fr. 37; also σκορπίον ὀκτώπουν ἐγείρεις 'let sleeping dogs lie', Hsch.; ὥσπερ ἔχις ἢ ς. ἠρκὼς τὸ κέντρον D. 25.52 .

II a sea-fish, prob. Scorpaena scrofa, Alex. 261.9, Diocl.Fr. 135, Arist. HA 508b17, Plu. 2.977f; used (like the mugilis in Catull.15.19, Juv. 10.317) to punish adulterers, Pl.Com. 173.21; dub. sens. in LXX 3 Ki. 12.11 .

III scorpion furze, Genista acanthoclada, Thphr. HP 6.1.3, 6.4.1 .

2. scorpion root, Doronicum caucasicum, ib. 9.13.6 .

3. = θηλυφόνον, ib. 9.18.2 . the constellation Scorpio, Cleostrat. 1, Arat. 85, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.20, Eratosth. Cat. 7 . an engine of war for discharging arrows, Hero Bel. 74.6, Plu. Marc. 15; σκορπίων σωλῆνες IG 22.1627.333 . a stone, Orph. L. 500, cf. 494 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκορπίος, σκορπίου, ((for the derivation see the preceding word); from Aeschylus down; on its accent, cf. Chandler § 246), a scorpion, the Sept. for עַקְרָב, the name of a little animal, somewhat resembling a lobster, which in warm regions lurks especially in stone walls; it has a poisonous sting in its tail (McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia and BB. DD., under the word): Luke 10:19; Luke 11:12; Revelation 9:3, 5, 10.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σκορπίος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H6137;]

a scorpion: Luke 10:19; Luke 11:12, Revelation 9:3; Revelation 9:5; Revelation 9:10

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

in early Greek writers = ";throat,"; but afterwards extended to ";stomach,"; as in 1 Timothy 5:23, its only NT occurrence : cf. P Leid Wxvii. 36 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 145) ἀμφοτέρας (sc. χεῖρας) ἐπὶ τοῦ στομάχου. The word is used metaph. in P Oxy III. 533.14 (ii/iii A.D.) [ν ]α μὴ ἔχωμεν στομάχου [ς ] μηδὲ φθόνον, ";that we may not be caused vexation and annoyance"; (Edd.) : cf. Vett. Val. p. 216.3 γέγονε στόμαχος (";anger";) πρὸς δουλικὸν πρόσωπον.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
εσκότασαν εσκότασε εσκότασεν σκορπιοι σκορπίοι σκορπιοις σκορπίοις σκορπιον σκορπίον σκορπίος σκορπιου σκορπίου σκορπιων σκορπίων σκοτάσουσιν skorpioi skorpíoi skorpiois skorpíois skorpion skorpiōn skorpíon skorpíōn skorpiou skorpíou
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