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Strong's #4719 - στάχυς

Root Word (Etymology)
from the base of (G2476)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. an ear of corn or of growing grain
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4425 ‑ מְלִילָה (mel‑ee‑law');  7054 ‑ קָמָה (kaw‑maw');  7641 ‑ שִׁבֹּלֶת (shib‑bole', shib‑bo'‑leth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[ στᾰχῡς E. HF 5, but στᾰχῠν Call. Dian. 130, A.R. 1.688 ], υος, ὁ: pl. στάχυες IG 12.280.78,22.1424a333, etc.; Ep. dat. σταχύεσσιν Il. 23.598; acc. στάχῡς Ar. Eq. 393, OGI 56.68 (Canopus, iii B.C. ), but στάχυας LXX Genesis 41:7, etc:

ear of corn, in pl., Il.l.c., Hes. Op. 473, Ev.Matthew 12:1, etc.; τοὺς ὑπερέχοντας τῶν ς . Arist. Pol. 1284a30: in sg., A. Supp. 761, Fr. 304.7, S. Fr. 395, and freq in E., Hec. 593, al.: metaph., ς. ἄτης A. Pers. 821; ἐκ καλάμης . . στάχυες, of Bacchylides' poems, AP 4.1.34 ( Mel. ): of the Theban Σπαρτοί, E. Ph. 939, HF 5, Ba. 264; of the crop reaped by Cleon in capturing the Spartans at Sphacteria, Ar. Eq. 393; βίον θερίζειν ὥστε κάρπιμον ς . E. Fr. 757.6 .

2. generally, scion, progeny, ς. ἄρσην Id. Fr. 360.22, cf. Lyc. 214; δισσὸν Βορέον ς . Orph. A. 218; τέκνων Man. 6.304; Ἰνδῶν Nonn. D. 18.267; Ἑλλάδος ἀμώων ἄγαμον ς . AP 9.362.25.

3. name of the chief star in the constellation Virgo, Spica Virginis, Arat. 97, Ptol. Alm. 7.5: in pl., Man. 2.134 .

II lower part of the abdomen, Heliod. ap. Orib. 50.26 tit., Poll. 2.168, cf. Eust. 194.4, 410.17 .

III base horehound, Stachys germanica, Dsc. 3.106, Plin. HN 24.136 . νάρδου στάχυς,= ναρδόσταχυς, Gp. 7.13.1; ὁ τῆς νάρδου ς . Gal. 6.267. surgical bandage, 'spica' bandage, Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.46 tit., Gal. 18(1).814. παρὰ τοῖς ναυπηγοῖς τὸ ἐπὶ τῆς φάλαγγος μεριζόμενον, Hsch. = Heb. shibboleth, LXX Jd. 12.6 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στάχυς, σταχυνος (cf. Buttmann, 14), (connected with the root, sta, ἵστημι; Curtius, p. 721), from Homer down, the Sept. for שִׁבֹּלֶת, an ear of corn (or growing grain): Matthew 12:1; Mark 2:23; Mark 4:28; Luke 6:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στάχυς , -υος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7641;]

an ear of corn: Matthew 12:1, Mark 2:23; Mark 4:28, Luke 6:1.†

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

συμβαίνω is common of events = ";come to pass,"; ";happen"; : P Petr II. 19 (2).8 (iii/B.C.) δέομαι οὖν σου βοηθῆσαί μοι ἵνα μὴ συνβῆι μοι καὶ ἐν τῆι φυλακῆι κατα φθαρῆναι PSI IV. 340.1 (B.C. 257–6) νῦν οὖν συμβαίνει αὐτῶι ἀσχ ̣[η ]μ ̣ονεῖν, P Hamb I. 27.2 (B.C. 250) συνέβη οὖμ μοι ἐνοχληθῆναι. (";be engaged";) ἐμ Φιλαδελφείαι, BGU IV. 1060.23 (time of Augustus) ἡμᾶς δὲ συμβαίνει τὰ καθήκοντα αὐτῶν διορθοῦσθαι, P Oxy I. 105.6 (Will—A.D. 117–137) ἐὰν δὲ συμβῇ. . . ἀδιάθετον τελευτῆσαι, ";if I should happen to die with this will unchanged,"; P Tebt II. 335.19 (mid. iii/A.D.) ἐκεῖ οὐκοῦν συμβέβ [ηκε, ";there therefore it happened,"; and P Oxy VII. 1065.5 (iii/A.D.) διὰ τὰ συμβάντα μοι. In ib. I. 52.11 (A.D. 325) we have a report regarding a daughter who had been injured ἐκ τοῦ συμβάντος πτώματος τῆς οἰκίας αὐτοῦ, ";by the fall of his (her father’s) house which had occurred"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
σταχυας στάχυας στάχυες σταχυι στάχυϊ σταχυν στάχυν στάχυς στάχυσι σταχύων stachuas stachui stachun stachyas stáchyas stáchyï stachyn stáchyn
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