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Strong's #5525 - χορός

Transliteration
chorós
Phonetics
khor-os'
Origin
of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
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Thayer's
  1. a band (of dancers and singers), circular dance, a dance, dancing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1974 ‑ הִלּוּלִים (hil‑lool');  2256 ‑ חֶבֶל (kheh'‑bel, khay'‑bel);  4234 ‑ מָחוֹל (maw‑khole');  4246 ‑ מְחֹלָה (mekh‑o‑law');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χορός, ὁ,

dance, αἰεὶ δ' ἡμῖν δαίς τε φίλη κίθαρίς τε χοροί τε Od. 8.248; μετὰ μελπομένῃσιν ἐν χορῷ Ἀρτέμιδος Il. 16.183; τοὶ δ' ἄνδρες ἐν ἀγλαΐῃς τε χοροῖς τε τέρψιν ἔχον Hes. Sc. 272, cf. 277; εἰς χ. ἐλθέμεν Il. 15.508, cf. Od. 18.194; οὐδέ κε φαίης ἀνδρὶ μαχεσσάμενον τόν γ' ἐλθεῖν, ἀλλὰ χορόνδε ἔρχεσθ' ἠὲ χοροῖο νέον λήγοντα καθίζειν Il. 3.393, 394; χορῷ καλὴ Πολυμήλη 16.180: later of the dance as a public religious ceremony, Διόνυσον τιμώσας χοροῖς E. Ba. 220; φυλῆς Ἀκαμαντίδος ἐν χοροῖσιν Simon. 148, cf. Hdt. 2.48, Isoc. 9.1; χοροὺς ἀνῆγον αἱ πόλεις (sc. εἰς τὴν Δῆλον) Th. 3.104; πεν- ἀνδρῶν χ. Simon. 147, cf. Sch. Aeschin. 1.10; κύκλιος χ. (v. κύκλιος) ; θυσίῃσί σφεα (sc. Δαμίην καὶ Αὐξησίην) καὶ χοροῖσι γυναικηΐοισι κερτόμοισι ἱλάσκοντο Hdt. 5.83; ἵστασαν χοροὺς παρθένων τε καὶ ἠϊθέων Id. 3.48; παιδικὸς χ. Isa 7.40, etc.; χ. ἀνδρικός X. HG 6.4.16, cf. Pl. Lg. 665b; τραγικοὶ χοροί, at Sicyon, Hdt. 5.67: hence of the chorus in the Attic drama, οἱ χ. τῶν τραγῳδῶν Ar. Av. 787, cf. Pax 807 (lyr.); χ. τραγικός, κωμικός, Arist. Pol. 1276b4; also χ. τρυγικός, τρυγῳδικός, Ar. Ach. 628 (anap.), 886; arranged in six rows, Cratin. 173; ὃς οὐκ ἔδωκ' αἰτοῦντι Σοφοκλέει χορόν (of the archon to whom the poet applied) Id. 15; χ. αἰτεῖν Ar. Eq. 513 (anap.); διδόναι Pl. R. 383c, etc.; χορὸν λαβεῖν, ἔχειν, Ar. Ra. 94, Pax 803, 807 (lyr.); χ. συλλέξαι, χοροὺς ἀθροίζειν (i.e. from the tribe), Antipho 6.11, X. Hier. 9.4; [ χοροὺς] διδάσκειν ibid.; χορὸν εἰσάγειν Ar. Ach. 11: general phrases, χοροὺς ἱστάναι Hdt. 3.48 (v. supr.), S. El. 280; ἔστασεν Pi. P. 9.114; ἱερὸν χ. ἵστατε Νύμφαις Ar. Nu. 271 (anap.), cf. Av. 220 (anap.); ἅψαι A. Eu. 307 (anap.); χορῶν κατάστασις Id. Ag. 23, cf. Ar. Th. 958; τοῖς χ. νικᾶν X. Mem. 3.4.3; χοροῦ προεστάναι ibid.; χορῷ χορηγεῖν Pl. Grg. 482b, etc.

II choir, band of dancers and singers, h. Ven. 118, Pi. N. 5.23, Fr. 199; συμφωνία καὶ χοροί Luke 15:25.

2. generally, choir, troop, ἰχθύων S. Fr. 762; μελιττῶν Ael. NA 5.13; χ. καλλίμορφος τέκνων E. HF 925, cf. Pl. Prt. 315b, Tht. 173b, etc.; of things, ἄστρων αἰθέριοι χ. E. El. 467 (lyr.), cf. Mesom. Sol. 17; χ. σκευῶν row of dishes, X. Oec. 8.20; χ. δονάκων row of reeds, i. e. Pan's pipe, Coluth. 124; χ. ὀδόντων a row of teeth, Gal. UP 11.8 (hence οἱ πρόσθιοι χοροί, for the front teeth, Ar. Ra. 548); τὴν σοφίαν ποῦ χοροῦ τάξομεν; in what class shall we place it? Pl. Euthd. 279c, cf. Chor. 12.28 p.160 F.-R.

III place for dancing, ἐν δὲ χ. ποίκιλλε.. Ἀμφιγυήεις Il. 18.590; λείηναν δὲ χ. Od. 8.260, cf. 264; ὅθι τ' Ἠοῦς ἠριγενείης οἰκία καὶ χοροί εἰσι 12.4; Νυμφέων καλοὶ χ. ἠδὲ θόωκοι ib. 318; at Sparta the ἀγορά was called χορός, Paus. 3.11.9; so perh. in Crete, Supp.Epigr. 2.509.6 (Eltynia, prob. v B. C.): v. infr. (Acc. to Hsch. χορός = κύκλος, στέφανος, and therefore prop. denotes a ring-dance.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χορός, χορου, (by metathesis from ὄρχος, ὀρχέομαι ((?); probably related to χόρτος (Latinhortus), χρόνος, etc., denoting primarily 'an enclosure for dancing'; cf. Curtius, § 189)), from Homer down, a band (of dancers and singers), a circular dance, a dance, dancing: Luke 15:25 (for מְחולָה, Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34, etc.; for מָחול, Lamentations 5:15; Psalm 150:4).


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χορός , -οῦ , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H4234, H4246;]

a dance: pl., Luke 15:26.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
χοροί χοροίς χορός χορούς χορρί χορώ χορων χορών χορῶν choron chorôn chorōn chorō̂n
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