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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #5507 - χίλιοι

plural of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
  1. a thousand
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KJV (11)
2 Peter
NAS (10)
2 Peter
HCS (11)
2 Peter
BSB (11)
2 Peter
ESV (8)
2 Peter
WEB (11)
2 Peter
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[χῑ], αι, α: gen. pl. fem. χιλιῶν, irreg. in Att. acc. to Hdn. Gr. 1.426 (prob. only when χίλιαι was used as a fem. Subst. (v. infr. 3)); dat. pl. fem. (orig. loc.) χιλίᾱσιν IG 12.10.18; χιλίαισι ib.76.20, 94.10; later χιλίαις: dialect forms, Locr. χίλιοι (as in Att., v. supr.) IG 9(1).334.39 (Oeanthea, v B. C.); Dor. χήλιοι (written χέλ-) ib. 5(1).1.23 (Sparta, v B. C.), Lesb., Thess. χέλλιοι EM 817.1 (cf. χελληστύς), IG 9(2).1229.29 (Phalanna, ii B. C.); Ion. χείλιοι Schwyzer 688 C 15 (Chios, v B. C.), which shd. prob. be restored in Hom., cf. δεκάχ(ε) ιλοι: —

a thousand, Hom. only in neut., χ. μέτρα, πυρά, Il. 7.471, 8.562; πρῶθ' ἑκατὸν βοῦς δῶκεν, ἔπειτα δὲ χίλι' ὑπέστη (sc. πρόβατα), αἶγας ὁμοῦ καὶ ὄϊς 11.244: usu. agreeing with its Subst., Hes. Th. 364, etc.; but sts. as Subst. folld. by gen., χίλιοι Μακεδόνων Th. 2.80: to express the addition of a smaller number, that number may either precede or follow, διακόσιοι καὶ χ. Isoc. 4.87, 93, Pl. Criti. 119b: but χ. καὶ πεντακόσιοι Aeschin. 2.77; later καί is freq. omitted, Plb. 3.33.10, LXX Daniel 12:11, Revelation 11:3; with Preps. χ. ἐπὶ μυρίοις Pl. Lg. 895a; τέτταρας πρὸς τοῖς χ. Luc. Cat. 4; οἱ χ. λογάδες (at Argos) the Thousand, Th. 5.67, cf. D.S. 12.80.

2. sg. with collect. nouns, χιλίη ἵππος a thousand horse, Hdt. 5.63, 7.41; τὴν ἵππον τὴν χιλίην Id. 8.113; so ἵππον ἔχω εἰς χιλίαν X. Cyr. 4.6.2; also χιλία ὁλοκαύτωσις burnt-offering of 1000 cattle, LXX 3 Ki. 3.4.

3. χίλιαι (sc. δραχμαί) as Subst., a thousand drachmae, περὶ χιλιῶν κινδυνεύειν D. 22.21; ἐν χιλίαις ὁ κίνδυνος ib.26 (χ. δραχμαί in full, Pl. Ap. 36b). (Cf. Skt. sahásram 'a thousand' (with prefix sa- = s-); I.- E. ĝheslo-, ĝheslio-.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χίλιοι , -αι , -α ,

a thousand: 2 Peter 3:8 (LXX), Revelation 11:3; Revelation 12:6; Revelation 14:20; Revelation 20:2-7.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";buy"; (for the form, see Rutherford NP p. 210ff.), is confined in the NT to a citation from the LXX in Acts 7:26. The verb is very common in our sources, e.g. P Tor I. Iv. 7 (B.C. 116) (= Chrest. II. p. 35) ἐώνητο παρὰ Ἑλήκιος. . . πήχεις οἰκοπεδικοὺς ἕπτα ἥμισυ, P Gen I. 20.6 (B.C. 109) ἣν (sc. μερίδα γῆς) ἐωνήσατο ἐγ βασιλικοῦ, BGU IV. 1146.8 (B.C. 19) ἧς ἐώνηνται παρ᾽ αὐ [τοῦ, 1188.19 (A.D. 13) βούλομαι ὠνή (σασθαι) . . . ξύλα ἐξηραμμέ (να), ";I wish to purchase some dried logs"; (Ed.), P Tebt II. 410.6 (A.D. 16) χάριν οὗ παρορίζεται ὑπὸ γίτονος ε ̣̓ω ̣ν ̣η ̣μ ̣ε ̣ν ̣ου τῶν γιτνιωσῶν αὐτῷ, ";on account of the encroachments being made on him by a neighbour who has bought some of the adjoining property"; (Edd.), P Oxy I. 78.12 (iii/A.D.) ἔνανχος ἐωνημένος παρά τ (ινος ?) τὰς ὑπογεγραμμένας (ἀρούρας), ";having lately bought from some one the hereinafter described land (?)"; (Edd.), and ib. VI. 914 8 (A.D. 486) διαφόρων βαμμάτων [ὧν ἐ ]ώνημαι παρὰ σοῦ, ";various dyes which I have bought from you.";

The subst. ὠνητής occurs in P Cairo Zen III. 59393.2 (iii/B.C.) ὠνητής περὶ τοῦ ἵππου τοῦ μεγάλου, ";purchaser of the big horse,"; and for ὠνή, cf. P Oxy III. 486.7 (A.D. 131) τὸν καθήκοντα τῆς ὠνῆς δημόσι [ον χρημα ]τισμόν, ";the regular official contract of the safe,"; (Edd.).

Reference may also be made to the Delphic inscr. of B.C. 200–199, Syll 845.14 where, with regard to the manumission of a slave, the words occur— τὰν τιμὰν ἀπέχει. τὰν δὲ ὠνὰν ἐπίστευσε Νίκαια τῶι Ἀπόλλωνι ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίαι, ";the price he (viz. the previous vendor) hath received. The purchase, however, Nicaea hath committed unto Apollo, for freedom."; See Deissmann LAE2 p. 323 ff., where the usage referred to is discussed as illustrating the Pauline conception of Christian freedom.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
χιλια χίλια χίλιαι χιλίαις χιλιαν χιλίαν χιλιας χιλίας χίλιοι χιλιοις χιλίοις χιλιοπλασίως χιλίους χιλιων χιλιών χιλίων χίμαιραν χίμαροι χίμαρον χίμαρος χιμάρου χιμάρους χιμάρων χιονωθήσονται chilia chília chilias chilías chilion chiliōn chilíon chilíōn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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