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Strong's #5253 - ὑπερῷον

from a derivative of (G5228)
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neuter noun
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  1. the highest part of the house, the upper rooms or story where the women resided
  2. a room in the upper part of a house, sometimes built upon the flat roof of the house, whither Orientals were wont to retire in order to sup, meditate, pray
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5950 ‑ עֲלִילִיָּה (al‑ee‑lee‑yaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


and Ion. ὑπ-ώϊον, τό,

the upper part of the house, where the women resided, παρθένος αἰδοίη ὑπερώϊον εἰσαναβᾶσα Il. 2.514; εἰς ὑπερῷ' ἀναβάς 16.184, cf. Od. 1.362; ὑπερωϊόθεν φρεσὶ σύνθετο θέσπιν ἀοιδὴν.. Πηνελόπεια from her chamber she heard it, ib. 328; approached by a κλῖμαξ, ib. 330: so in later Gr., upper chamber or story, Acts 1:13, Supp.Epigr. 2.754 (Syria, ii A. D.), POxy. 2146.7 (iii A. D.).

2. attic, garret, Ar. Eq. 1001, Pl. 811, Men. Sam. 17, IG 22.1638.27; ἄνωθ' ἐξ ὑ. Ar. Ec. 698 (anap.); of a spare room, Antipho 1.14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑπεροων, ὑπεροωυ, τό (from ὑπεροως or ὑπερωιος, 'upper,' and this from ὑπέρ; like πατρωιος, πατροως, from πατήρ; (cf. Winers Grammar, 96 (91))), in the Greek writings (often in Homer) the highest part of the house, the upper rooms or story where the women resided; in Biblical Greek (the Sept. for עֲלִיָּה), a room in the upper part of a house, sometimes built upon the flat roof of the house (2 Kings 23:12), whither Orientals were accustomed to retire in order to sup, meditate, pray, etc.; (R. V. upper chamber; cf. B. D. under the word ; McClintock and Strong, under the word): Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37, 39; Acts 20:8 (Josephus, Vita30).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑπερῷον , -ου , τό (neut. of ὑπερῷος , above, < ὑπέρ ),

[in LXX for H5944 and cogn. forms;]

1. in cl., the upper story or upper rooms where the women resided (Hom., a1.).

2. In LXX and NT, an upper chamber, roof-chamber, built on the flat roof of the house (v. DB, iii, 674a): Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37; Acts 9:39; Acts 20:8 (cf. 2 Kings 23:22).†

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

";utterance,"; ";sound"; (1Co. 14:7) : cf. the magical P Lond 121.774 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 109) φθόγγος ἐναρμόνιος, and .777 φθόγγος [ ]ναγκαστικός, also P Leid V viii. 6 (iii/iv A.D.) (=II. p. 29) πρὸς ἁρμονίαν τῶν ἑπτὰ φθόγγων ἐχόντων φωνὰς πρὸς τὰς κ ̄η ̄ φὦτα τἦς,σελήνης


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
προ υπερωά υπερώα υπερώοις υπερωον υπερώον ὑπερῷον υπερώου υπερωω υπερώω ὑπερῴῳ υπερώων υπεύθυνοι hyperṓioi hyperṓiōi hyperôion hyperō̂ion hyperoo hyperōō hyperoon hyperōon uperoo uperōō uperoon uperōon
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