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Strong's #4953 - σύσσημον

Root Word (Etymology)
from a compound of (G4862) and the base of (G4591)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a common sign or concerted signal
  2. a sign given according to agreement
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4864 ‑ מַשְׂאֵת (mas‑ayth');  5251 ‑ נֵס (nace);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σύσσημ-ον, τό, = σύμβολον,

signal, Aen.Tact. 4.1, al.; δεδώκει ς. Mark 14:44; τὸ ς. ἀνέβη LXX Jd. 20.40; αἴρειν τὸ ς. Str. 6.3.3, D.S. 11.22; ἦρε τὸ συγκείμενον πρὸς μάχην ς. Id. 20.51.

2. stamp on weights and measures, ἀπὸ συσσήμου πωλεῖν Str. 15.1.51.

3. badge, ensign, τὰ τῆς ἀρχῆς ς. insignia, regalia, D.S. 1.70; token, means of recognition, Men. Pk. 362 (censured by Phryn. 393): metaph. of a patronymic, Ps.- Plu. Vit.Hom. 24.

4. pledge, pawn, Hedyl. ap. Ath. 8.345b.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σύσσημον (Tdf. συνσημον (cf. σύν, II. at the end)), συσσημου, τό (σύν and σῆμα), a common sign or concerted signal, a sign given according to agreement: Mark 14:44. (Diodorus, Strabo, Plutarch, others; for נֵס, a standard, Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 62:10.) The word is condemned by Phrynichus, edition Lob., p. 418, who remarks that Menander was the first to use it; cf. Sturz, De dial. Maced. et Alex., p. 196.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σύσ -σημον

(T, συν -), -ου , τό

(< σῆμα ),

[in LXX: Judges 20:38; Judges 20:40 (H4864), Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 62:10 (H5251) *;]

a fixed sign or signal: Mark 14:44. (Strab., Plut., al.; condemned by Atticists, v. Rutherford, NPhr., 492 f.) †

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

τελευτάω is trans. = ";bring to an end"; in BGU I. 361ii. 18 (A.D. 184) τελευτᾶν τ [ὸν ] βίον. For the general intrans. meaning ";die,"; which the verb shows from v/B.C. onwards, it is enough to cite from the papyri such passages as P Magd 2.6 (B.C. 222) ὁ ἀνήρ μου τετελεύτηκεν, P Fay 29.9 (notice of death—A.D. 37) ὁ ἀδ [ε ]λ (φὸς) Πενεοῦρις. . . τετελεύτηκεν ἐν τῷ Μεσ [ο ]ρὴ μην [ ] τοῦ πρώτο [υ ] (ἔτους) Γαίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ, ";my brother Peneouris has died in the month Mesore of the first year of Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus,"; cf, 16 ὅπως ταγῆι τ ̣ο ̣υ ̣[του ] ο ̣̀ν ̣[ο ]μ ̣α ̣ ἐν τῆι τῶν [τετ ]ελευτηκότων τάξ [ει κατὰ ] τ ̣ο ̣̣ ε ̣͗[θ ]ος, ";in order that his name may according to custom be placed in the list of deceased persons,"; P Oxy III. 475.25 (A.D. 182) ἔπεσεν καὶ ἐτελε [ ]τησεν, ib. VI. 928.3 (ii/iii A.D.) Ζωπύρου τελευτήσαντος, ";now that Zopyrus is dead,"; P Strass I. 73.13 (iii/A.D.) ὁ μικρὸς Μῖμος ἐτελεύτησεν, and from the inscrr. Syll 895.1 ἐτελεύτησα ἐμβὰς (ε)ἰς ἔτη πέντε, and ib. 908 (= .3 505).1 (c. B.C. 227) τῶν κατὰ τὸν σεισμὸν τελευτασάντων. The mummy-ticket Preisigke 3931.3 (A.D. 123) shows the impf. ἐτελεύτα.

In the florilegium PSI II. 120.31 (iv/A.D. ?) it is suggested that there is no cause to grieve over those who die (τοῖς ἀποθνησκ ̣[ο ]ῦσιν), unless it be over those who end their lives in a disgraceful manner ( ̣π ̣ὶ τοῖς αἰσχρῶς τελευτῶσι).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
συσσημον σύσσημον σύσσημόν sussemon sussēmon syssemon syssēmon sýssemon sýssēmon
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