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Strong's #5482 - χάραξ

from charasso (to sharpen to a point, akin to (G1125) through the idea of scratching)
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  1. a pale or stake, a palisade
  2. a palisade or rampart
    1. pales between which earth, stones, trees, and timbers are heaped and packed together
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3733 ‑ כַּר (kar);  4674 ‑ מֻצָּב (moots‑tsawb');  4685 ‑ מְצֹדָה (maw‑tsode', mets‑o‑daw', mets‑o‑daw');  4692 ‑ מָצוּר (maw‑tsore', maw‑tsoor');  5550 ‑ סוֹלְלָה (so‑lel‑aw', so‑lel‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[χᾰ], ᾰκος, ὁ, also ,


pointed stake: esp.,

I vine-prop, pole, Ar. Ach. 986, V. 1201, Pax 1263, Th. 3.70, BGU 1122.17 (i B. C.): prov. ἐξηπάτησεν ἡ χ. τὴν ἄμπελον, of those who trust in a 'broken reed', Ar. V. 1291.

II pale, used in fortifying the entrenchments of a camp, Id. Ach. 1178, D. 21.167; = Lat. vallus, Plb. 1.29.3, 18.18.1:

2. collectively, = χαράκωμα, palisaded camp, Theophil.Com. 9, SIG 363.1 (Ephesus, iii B. C.), Men. 77, Plu. Caes. 17 (pl.), Jul. Or. 2.60b; τὰν ἐκτὸς τοῦ χ. χώραν IG 42(1).76.21 (Epid., ii B. C.); palisade, χάρακα βαλέσθαι πρὸς τῇ πόλει (v.l. χαράκωμα) D. 18.87; = Lat. vallum, Plb. 1.80.11, 3.45.5, al., Luke 19:43; χάρακα τίθεσθαι form an entrenched camp, D.H. 6.29; χ. βαλέσθαι Plu. Aem. 17, cf. Mar 18, etc.; βάλλειν Id. Sull. 28; ἀποταφρεύειν, περιταφρεύειν, ib. 21, Luc. 31; διασπᾶν Id. Ant. 18; χ. σεσιδηρωμένος καὶ ἁλύσεσι δεδεμένος D.S. 19.83; χ. κύκλῳ τῆς νεώς Moschio ap. Ath. 5.208d.

III cutting, slip, esp. of an olive, Thphr. HP 2.1.2, CP 5.1. [4], Gp. 9.11.5; of other plants, Thphr. CP 1.12.9.

2. collectively, = ἀκανθώδη φυτά, Hsch. a seafish, one of the breams, Sargus, Diph.Siph. ap. Ath 8.355e, Opp. H. 1.173; also a fish of the Red Sea, Ael. NA 12.25. name of a bandage, Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.31 tit., Sor. Fasc. 17, Gal. 18 (1).777. (Phryn. 43 gives ἡ χ. in signf. 1, and in PS p.125B. gives ὁ χ. in signf. 11, cf. Poll. 1.162; but this distinction is not observed by later writers.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χάραξ, χαρακος, (χαράσσω);

1. a pale or stake, a palisade ((Aristophanes, Demosthenes, others)).

2. a palisade or rampart (i. e. pales between which earth, stones, trees and timbers are heaped and packed together): Luke 19:43 (Isaiah 37:33; Ezekiel 4:2; Ezekiel 26:8; Polybius; Josephus, Vita43; Arrian exp. Alex. 2, 19, 9; Plutarch, others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χάραξ , -ακος ,

(< χαράσσω ),

[in LXX for H5550, H4692, etc.;]

1. a pointed stake.

2. a palisade or rampart: Luke 19:43.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
εχάραξαν χαρακα χάρακα χάρακά χάρακας χάρακι charaka cháraká
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