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Strong's #4661 - σκῦλον

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  1. a (beast's) skin stripped off, a pelt
  2. the weapons and valuables stripped off from an enemy, spoils
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 957 ‑ בַּז (baz);  4455 ‑ מַלְקוֹחַיִם (mal‑ko'‑akh);  7998 ‑ שָׁלָל (shaw‑lawl');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκῦλον, τό,

mostly in pl. σκῦλα,

arms stripped off a slain enemy, spoils, S. Ph. 1428, 1431, E. IT 74, El. 7, 1000, Th. 4.134, SIG 61 (Olympia, v B.C. ); σκῦλα γράφειν to write one's name on arms gained as spoils, which were then dedicated to a deity, E. Ph. 574; σκῦλ' ἔδειξα Βακχίῳ Id. Cyc. 9, cf. Th. 2.13, 3.57: less freq. in sg., booty, spoil, prey, σκῦλον οἰωνοῖσιν E. El. 897, cf. Rh. 620, D.Chr. 64.24; τὰς πτέρυγας . . τῇ Νίκῃ φορεῖν ἔδοσαν, . . σκῦλον ἀπὸ τῶν πολεμίων Aristopho 11.9; σκῦλον τὴν ὑπατείαν φέρεσθαι Plu. Mark 9:1-50 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκῦλον (Rbez G L T WH) also σκῦλον ((so Rst elz Tr) cf. Lipsius, Gram. Untersuch., p. 44), σκυλου, τό (from the obsolete σκύω, 'to pull off', allied to ξύω, ξύλον (but cf. Curtius, § 113; Vanicek, p. 1115));

a. a (beast's) skin stripped off, a pelt.

b. the arms stripped off from an enemy, spoils: plural Luke 11:22. (Sophocles, Thucydides, and following; the Sept..)

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(Rec. σκύλον ), -ου , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7998;]

mostly in pl., σκίλα , arms stripped from a foe, spoils: Luke 11:22.†

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

στρεβλόω, which is used metaph. = ";pervert,"; ";strain"; in 2 Peter 3:16, is found in a broken context in BGU I. 195.18 (ii/A.D) . . . ]στρε [βλώ ]σαν [τ ]ες τοῦ στρατιωτικοῦ.[ . . . See also Wünsch AF 3.15 as cited s.v. πνέω. A new ex. of the lit. meaning ";torture"; occurs in Herodas II. 89 λαβών, Θαλῆ, στρέβλου με, ";here, Thales, take me and torture me"; : cf. also Vita Epicuri VI. 118 κἂν στρεβλωθῇ δ᾽ ὁ σοφὸς εἶναι αὐτὸν εὐδαίμονα, ";and even if the wise man be put on the rack, he is happy"; (Bailey).


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List of Word Forms
σκυλα σκυλά σκύλα σκῦλα σκύλοις σκύλων σκύμνοι σκύμνοις σκύμνος σκύμνου σκύμνους σκύμνων σκυτάλαις σκυτάλας σκυτάλην σύμνος skula skyla skŷla
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