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Strong's #5038 - τεῖχος

Root Word (Etymology)
akin to the base of (G5088)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. the wall around a city, town wall
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2346 ‑ חוֹמָה (kho‑maw');  2742 ‑ חָרֻץ (khaw‑roots', khaw‑roots');  4694 ‑ מְצֻרָה (mets‑oo‑raw', mets‑oo‑raw');  7023 ‑ קִירָה (keer, keer, kee‑raw');  7791 ‑ שׁוּרָה (shoor);  8510 ‑ תֵּל (tale);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (9)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 6
NAS (9)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 6
CSB (9)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 6
BSB (9)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 6
ESV (8)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 5
WEB (9)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 6
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τεῖχος, εος, τό, wall, esp. city-wall, Ἰλιόφι κλυτὰ τείχεα Il. 21.295, cf. 446, Od. 6.9, al.; of the embankment round the ships, τάφρος Δαναῶν καὶ τ. ὕπερθεν Il. 12.4, cf. 25 sqq.; τ. ἐς ἀμφίχυτον (of heapedup earth) 20.145; Κιμμέρια τ. earthworks, Hdt. 4.12; but τ. λάϊνα E. Tr. 1087 (lyr.), cf. Th. 1.93, etc.; λίθοις οὓς ἔλιπον εἰς τὸ τ. ἀναλίσκοντες IG 12.81.9; ξύλινον τεῖχος exceptionally, Orac. ap. Hdt. 7.141, cf. 8.51, 9.65, Th. 2.75, X. HG 1.3.4, Orac. ap. Ar. Eq. 1040 (Pi. uses this phrase for a funeral pile, P. 3.38); τ. χάλκεον Od. 10.3; τ. σιδηροῦν, τείχη χαλκᾶ καὶ ἀδαμάντινα, Ar. Eq. 1046, Aeschin. 3.84; τειχέων κιθῶνες coats of walls, i.e. walls one within the other, Hdt. 7.139; τεῖχος ἐλαύνειν, v. ἐλαύνω 111.2; τ. ἔδειμαν Il. 7.436; οἰκοδομέειν Hdt. 1.98, cf. Ar. Av. 1132, etc. (τ. οἰκοδομήσασθαι to build oneself walls, Th. 7.11); τ. ἄξειν Id. 6.99; τὰ τ. στῆσαι D. 20.74; τ. περιβάλλειν ταῖς πόλεσι Arist. Pol. 1331a3; τ. περιβαλέσθαι build walls round one's city, Hdt. 1.141, cf. Th. 1.8, etc. (also τ. περιβαλέσθαι τὴν πόλιν Hdt. 1.163: hence Pass., τεῖχος περιβεβλημένος having a wall round it, Pl. Tht. 174e; τείχη περιβεβλημένοι, of citizens, Arist. Pol. 1331a8); but also νῆσον περιβάλλεσθαι τείχει surround one's island with walls, Pl. Criti. 116a; τ. ῥήξασθαι breach the wall, Il. 12.90, cf. 257; τεῖχος ἀναρρήξας 7.461; so in Prose, τ. διαιρεῖν, περιαιρέειν, κατελεῖν κατασκάψαι, etc., Th. 2.75, Hdt. 6.46, 48, Th. 4.109, etc.

2. τὰ μακρὰ τ., at Athens, lines of wall connecting the city-wall (ὁ περίβολος) and the harbours, Th. 2.13; they were called respectively τὸ βόρειον or Peiraic, and τὸ νότιον or Phaleric wall (Pl. R. 439e, Aeschin. 2.173, 174), cf. σκέλος 11: an intermediate wall (τὸ διὰ μέσου τ. Pl. Grg. 455e) ran parallel to the northern, which was therefore called also τὸ ἔξωθεν, Th. 2.13: the quarter inside the walls is sts. called τὸ μακρὸν τ. Long Wall, And. 1.45.

II fortification, castle, fort, Pi. Fr. 213, Hdt. 3.14, 91, etc. III walled, fortified town or city, Id. 9.41, 115, X. Cyr. 7.5.13, etc. wall of a temple, PEleph. 20.52 (iii B.C.); of a house, PHamb. 15.8 (iii A.D.), PStrassb. 9.8 (iv A.D.), etc. (Cf. Skt. dehmi 'anoint, smear, plaster', Goth. digan 'mould, create (= πλάσσω)', daigs 'dough', Lat. fingo, figura, Osc. feihúss 'walls', etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τεῖχος, τείχους, τό (cf. θιγγάνω; allied with it are English 'dike' and 'ditch'), from Homer down, the Sept. very frequent for חומָה, 'wall'; the wall round a city, town-wall: Acts 9:25; 2 Corinthians 11:33; Hebrews 11:30; Revelation 21:12, 14f, 17-19.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τεῖχος , -ους , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2346;]

a wall, esp. that about a town: Acts 9:25, 2 Corinthians 11:33, Hebrews 11:30, Revelation 21:12-19

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

";rough."; For this adj., confined in the NT to Luke 3:5 LXX, Acts 27:29, cf. the medical prescription, P Tebt II. 273 (ii/iii A.D.), which is headed—πρὸς τὰ τρ [α ]χ ̣ε ̣α βλέφα [ρ ]α (see the introd.). Other exx. are PSI V. 535.20 (iii/B.C.) σπόγγοι ̣ τ ̣ραχεῖς, P Cairo Zen I. 59083.3 (B.C. 257) χῆμαι λεῖαι καὶ τραχεῖ [αι, ";smooth and rough cockles,"; and Syll. 540 (= .3972).7 (B.C. 175–172) ξοΐδος. . . τραχείας. The adj. is applied to a person in Vett. Val. p. 104.11, τραχεῖα μήτηρ.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
τειέχων τείχει τείχεσιν τειχέων τειχη τείχη τειχος τείχος τείχός τεῖχος τειχους τείχους τείχω τειχών teiche teichē teíche teíchē teichos teîchos teichous teíchous
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