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Strong's #5009 - ταμεῖον

contraction of a presumed derivative of tamias (a dispenser or distributor
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  1. a storage chamber, storeroom
  2. a chamber esp. an inner chamber
  3. a secret room
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 618 ‑ אָסָם (aw‑sawm');  2315 ‑ חֶדֶר (kheh'‑der);  4200 ‑ מָזוּ (meh'‑zev);  8432 ‑ תָּוֶךְ (taw'‑vek);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τᾰμεῖον, v. ταμιεῖον. τᾰμέσθαι, v. τέμνω.

τᾰμῐ-εῖον, τό, treasury, Th. 1.96, Pl. R. 416d, 550d, Plu. Cat.Mi. 18; of the Roman aerarium, Plb. 6.31.5, IG 42(1).63.7 (Epid., ii B.C.); the Imperial fiscus, PRyl. 84.7 (ii A.D.), etc.

2. magazine, storehouse, Th. 7.24, X. Eq. 4.1, Arist. Oec. 1344b33, PCair.Zen. 299.7, 472.10 (iii B.C.); store-room, IG 12.4.14, Pl. Prt. 315d, Men. Sam. 14, Str. 6.2.7, Babr. 108.2, Sor. 1.51, Plu. 2.9e; reservoir, Hp. Vict. 1.10.

3. chamber, closet, LXX Genesis 43:30, al., Matthew 6:6. (Freq. contr. to ταμεῖον in Papyri, Inscrr., and codd. from i B.C., Phld. Oec. p.3 J. (citing Arist. l.c.), Babr. l.c., CPR 1.83 (i A.D.), SIG 1242.6 (Ephesus, iii A.D.), etc.; also written ταμῖον PLond. 2.216.22 (i A.D.), etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ταμεῖον (so T WH uniformly), more correctly ταμιεῖον (R G L Tr in Matthew 6:6) (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 493; Winers Grammar, 94 (90); (Tdf. Proleg., p. 88f)), ταμειου, τό (ταμιεύω), from Thucydides and Xenophon down;

1. a storechamber, storeroom: Luke 12:24 (Deuteronomy 28:8; Proverbs 3:10 (Philo, quod omn. prob. book § 12)).

2. a chamber, especially 'an inner chamber'; a secret room: Matthew 6:6; Matthew 24:26; Luke 12:3 (Xenophon, Hell. 5, 4, 5; Sir. 29:12; Tobit 7:15, and often in the Sept. for חֶדֶר).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(late syncopated form of cl. ταμιεῖον ; v. M, Pr., 44 f.; Bl., § 6, 5; Thackeray, Gr., 63 ff.; Deiss., BS, 182 f.), -ον , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2315;]

1. a treasury (Thuc., al).

2. a store-chamber (Arist., Xen.; Deuteronomy 28:8): Luke 12:24.

3. an inner chamber (Xen., Hell., v, 4, 5 Isaiah 26:20, al.): Matthew 6:6; Matthew 24:26, Luke 12:3.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";a wall,"; is used figuratively in Acts 23:3, its only occurrence in the NT (cf. τεῖχος). For its ordinary meaning, cf. P Magd 2 recto.3 ff. (B.C. 221) (= Chrest. I. p. 134) ὑπάρχοντος δὲ τοίχου τινὸς ἡμιτελέστου. . . ἐμοῦ δὲ βουλομένης ἐπισυντελέσαι τὸν τοῖχον ἵνα μὴ ὑπερβατὸν ἦι εἰς τὰ ἡμέτερα, ib. 29.3 (B.C. 218) ἐπιβὰς ὁ Θεοδόσιος ὠικοδόμησεν ἑαυτῶι τοίχους οἰκήσεω [ς, P Amh II. 54.3 (B.C. 112) οἶκος καθει ̣ρη ̣μένος ἧς οἱ τῦχοι περίεισιν, ";a dismantled house, of which the walls are standing"; (Edd.), P Oxy III. 505.8 (ii/A.D.) οἱ λοιποὶ τῆς αὐτῆς αὐλῆς τοῖχοι, P Lond 46.72 (magic—iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 67) of writing εἰς τοῖχο (ν), Inscr. Délos 365–53 (iii/B.C.) ἐργολαβήσαντι ἀνοικοδομῆσαι πτῶμ [α ] τοῦ τοίχου, and Herodas VI. 8 οὐ φέρουσιν οἱ τοῖχοι.

The word is used of the ";side"; of a ship in P Hib I. 38.8 (B.C. 252–1) συνέβη κλεῖναι τὸν δεξιὸν τοῖχον τοῦ πλοίου, ";it came about that the right side of the ship listed"; (Edd.) : cf. P Flor I. 69.21, .25 (iii/A.D.).


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List of Word Forms
ταμεία ταμείά ταμειοις ταμείοις ταμειον ταμείον ταμεῖον ταμεῖόν ταμείω ταμείων ταμίαν ταμιεία ταμιείοις ταμιείον ταμίειον ταμιείου ταμιείω ταμιείων ταμιεύεται τανύσας tameiois tameíois tameion tameîon tameîón
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