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Strong's #4979 - σχοινίον

diminutive of schoinos (a rush or flag-plant, of uncertain derivation)
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  1. a cord or rope made of rushes
  2. a rope
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Strong #: 2256 ‑ חֶבֶל (kheh'‑bel, khay'‑bel);  2256 ‑ חֶבֶל (kheh'‑bel, khay'‑bel);  5364 ‑ נִקְפָּה (nik‑paw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σχοιν-ίον, τό,

Dim. of σχοῖνος 11,

small rope, cord or thread, Hdt. 1.26, 5.85, 86, Ar. Ach. 22, etc.; simply, rope, e.g. for mooring a ship, IG 22.1611.254 (pl.); ὅστις ἀναρριχᾶται διὰ σχοινίου Gal. 6.140; ἐπὶ σχοινίου περιπατεῖν Arr. Epict. 3.12.2: prov., τὸ ἐκ τῆς ψάμμου σχοινίον πλέκειν Aristid. 2.309 J.; πλεῖς τὴν θάλατταν σχοινίων πωλουμένων; when there are ropes for sale? Antiph. 100, cf. Com.Adesp. 296.

2. measuring-line, Arist. Mech. 853b5, LXX 2 Kings 8:2, OGI 669.60 (Egypt, i A.D.): hence, measure, portion, LXX Ps. 15.6. 100 cubits, the side of an ἄρουρα, PTeb. 13.13 (ii B.C.).

3. girdle, LXX Jeremiah 38:11(45).11, Jeremiah 43:1-13.

4. ς. βοτρύων, = cross σχοινιά 1, Aristeas 75 codd. (but σχοινιαί is prob. cj.).

II metaph., λύειν σχοινίον μεριμνᾶν the cord of cares (which binds one), Pi. Fr. 248.

III Com., membrum virile, Ar. V. 1342.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σχοινίον, σχοινιου, τό (diminutive of the noun σχοῖνος, and , a rush), from Herodotus down, properly, a cord or rope made of rushes; universally, a rope: John 2:15; Acts 27:32.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σχοινίον , -ου , τό

(dimin. of σχοῖνος , a rush),

[in LXX chiefly for a rope (prop., one made of rushes): John 2:15, Acts 27:32.†

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

";craftsman,"; ";designer"; (Acts 19:24, al.), is applied to God first in Alexandrian Judaism (Sap 13:1), and once in the NT Hebrews 11:10 (see Moffatt ICC ad l.). From the papyri we may cite PSI VII. 854.4 (B.C. 258–7) ἃ δὲ οὐκ ἔφασαν δ ̣ύνασθ ̣α ̣[ι ] τεχνίταις, ib. II. 152.6 (ii/A.D.) οἱ τεχνεῖται πολλὰ ψευδογραφοῦνται, P Oxy VIII. 1117.12 (c. A.D. 178) τεχνειτῶν χρυσοχόων, ib. XII. 1413.27 (A.D. 270–5) ἄλλα δώδεκα τάλαντα δοθήτω τοῖς τεχνείτα [ι ]̓, P Gen I. 62.7 (iv/A.D.) τεχνίτας πρὸς τὴν ἐκκοπὴν τῶν ξύλων, and from the inscrr. Syll 540 (= .3972 ).14 (B.C. 175–172) ἐνεργῶν τεχνίταις ἱκανοῖς κατὰ τὴν τέχνην.

The very rare τεχνίτευμα ";work of art,"; ";art,"; is found in OGIS 51.12 (ii/B.C.) ἐκτενῶς ἑαυτὸν συνεπιδιδοὺς εἰς τὸ συναύξεσθαι τὸ τεχνίτευμα, cf. Aristeas 78 συνεχῶς ἐφ᾽ ἕκαστον ἐπιβαλλούσης τῆς διανοίας τεχνίτευμα, ";as the mind took in one by one each detail of the execution"; (Thackeray), with reference to the completion of gold and silver bowls.


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List of Word Forms
σχοινια σχοινία σχοινίοις σχοινίον σχοίνισμα σχοινίσματα σχοινίσματά σχοινίσματος σχοινισμός σχοινίω σχοινιων σχοινίων σχοίνόν σχοίνος σχοίνων schoinia schoinía schoinion schoiniōn schoiníon schoiníōn
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