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Strong's #4967 - σφαγή

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feminine noun
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  1. slaughter
    1. of sheep destined for slaughter
    2. of day of destruction
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2026 ‑ הָרַג (haw‑rag');  2028 ‑ הֲרֵגָה (har‑ay‑gaw');  2719 ‑ חֶרֶב (kheh'‑reb);  2873 ‑ טָבַח (taw‑bakh');  3589 ‑ כִּיד (keed);  6993 ‑ קֶטֶל (keh'‑tel);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σφᾰγ-ή, ἡ,

slaughter; the sg. is freq. in E., as Hec. 571, 1037, al.; in pl., A. Eu. 187, 450, S. El. 37, E. Hec. 522, al.; ἕστηκε.. μῆλα πρὸς σφαγὰς πυρός ready for the sacrificial fire, A. Ag. 1057; πολυθύτους τεύχειν ς. to offer many sacrifices, S. Tr. 756: also in Prose, ὑπὸ σφαγῆς Pl. R. 610b; θανάτους τε καὶ σφαγάς Id. Lg. 682e; σφαγὰς ποιεῖσθαι X. HG 4.4.2; σφαγὰς τῶν γνωρίμων ποιήσαντες ib. 2.2.6, cf. Isoc. 8.96, D. 19.260; ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι σφαγὰς ἐμποιοῦντες Isoc. 5.107.

2. with collat. sense of a wound, αἷμα τῶν ἐμῶν ς. S. Tr. 573, cf. 717; ἐκφυσιῶν.. αἵματος σφαγήν the blood gushing from the wound, A. Ag. 1389; καθάρμοσον σφαγάς close the gaping wound, E. El. 1228 (lyr.); ἐσφάγη.. σφαγὴν βραχεῖαν Ath. 9.381a.

II the throat, the spot where the victim is struck (κοινὸν μέρος αὐχένος καὶ στήθους σφαγή Arist. HA 493b7), Antipho 5.69: pl., ἐν σφαγαῖσι βάψασα ξίφος A. Pr. 863; ἐς σφαγὰς ὦσαι ξίφος E. Or. 291; so in prose, οἰστοὺς.. ἐς τὰς ς. καθιέντες Th. 4.48, cf. Sor. 2.63; εἰς τὴν κεφαλὴν.. διὰ τῶν ς. Arist. HA 511b35.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σφαγή, σφαγῆς, (σφάζω), slaughter: Acts 8:32 (after Isaiah 53:7); πρόβατα σφαγῆς, sheep destined for slaughter (Zechariah 11:4; Psalm 43:23 ()), Romans 8:36; ἡμέρα σφαγῆς (Jeremiah 12:3), equivalent to day of destruction, James 5:5. (Tragg., Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and following; the Sept. for טֶבַח, הֲרֵגָה, etc.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σφαγή , -ῆς ,

(< σφάζω ),

[in LXX for H2873, H2028, etc.;]

slaughter: Acts 8:32 (LXX); πρόβατα σφαγῆς , Romans 8:36 (LXX); ἡμέρα σφαγῆς , James 5:5.†

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

";fourth"; (Matthew 14:25, al.) : cf. P Cairo Zen II. 59258.4 (B.C. 252) τοῦ τετάρ [του καὶ ] τριακοστοῦ ἔτους, P Par 49.21 (before B.C. 161) (= UPZ i. p. 309) σησάμου τέταρτον, P Oxy XIV. 1672.14 (A.D. 37–41) τὰ (sc. οἰνάρια) τῆς [τ ]ετάρτης ληνοῦ μόνης, ";the wine of the fourth press only"; (Edd.), ib. X. 1293.25 (A.D. 117–38) ὑστερῶ τέταρτα δ [ ]ο, ";I want two quarters (?)"; (Edd.), ib. VIII. 1102.9 (c. A.D. 146) τὸ τέταρτον τῆς οὐσίας, and PSI V. 450.79 (ii/iii A.D.) τ ̣έταρτον μ ̣έρ [ος ] τῆς αὐτῆς [οἰ ]κίας.

The classical τέτρας to denote the 4th day of the month is seen in such passages as P Ryl II. 197.7 (late ii/A.D.) Ἁθὺρ. . . τετράδι. It is retained in the LXX proper, and is found in the title of the Psalms 93:1-5 [MT Psalms 94:1-23] with reference to the fourth day of the week, as in MGr : see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 189.


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List of Word Forms
σφαγή σφαγην σφαγήν σφαγὴν σφαγης σφαγής σφαγῆς sphagen sphagēn sphagḕn sphages sphagês sphagēs sphagē̂s
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