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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #5540 - χρῆσις

from (G5530)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. use
    1. of the sexual use of a woman
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7592 ‑ שָׁאֵל (shaw‑al', shaw‑ale');  
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KJV (2)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χρῆσις, εως, ἡ, (χράομαι)

I employment, use made of a thing, ἀνέμων Pi. O. 11(10).2; χρημάτων Democr. 282; οἰκίας Pl. Erx. 394d, cf. SIG 987.33 (Chios, iv B. C.); τὴν κατ' ἀξίαν χ. ποιοῦνται ἑκάστῳ (fort. leg. ἑκάστου) Iamb. Protr. 5; use, practice, Hp. VM 4; in pl., uses, advantages, Pi. N. 1.30; αἱ ἐς τὰ πολεμικὰ χ. the uses of war, X. Cyr. 8.5.7; αἱ πολιτικαὶ χ. Arist. Pol. 1267a23; opp. κτῆσις, Pl. Mx. 238b, Arist. EN 1098b32, Cic. Fam. 7.29.1; opp. πώλησις, X. Oec. 3.9.

2. usefulness, Th. 7.5; opp. ἀχρηστία, Pl. R. 333d; ἐς χρῆσιν κρατύνεσθαι so as to become useful, Hp. Art. 27; ἔχειν χρῆσιν to be useful, D. 11.8.

3. intimacy, acquaintance, ἡ οἰκειότης καὶ ἡ χ. [τῆς πόλεως ] Isoc. Ephesians 2:14; ἡ χ. ἡ πρὸς ἀλλήλους Arist. Pol. 1280a36; αἱ οἴκοι χρήσεις Isoc. 19.11; ἡ τῶν ἀφροδισίων χ. Pl. Lg. 841a, Arist. HA 581b13, cf. Pol. 1262a34 (pl.), Romans 1:26; τὰ ἐν χρήσει familiar objects, Plot. 4.4.37.

4. Gramm., usage, of words, ἡ ἐξαλλαγὴ τῆς συνήθους χ. D.H. Amm. 2.3; ἀναστρέφων τὰς χ. ib.2, cf. A.D. Synt. 119.24, al.; ἡ Πλάτωνος χ. Id. Pron. 72.18; in concrete sense, example of a word or use, πυκνῶς αἱ χ. παρὰ Αἰολεῦσιν ib. 66.3; passage cited, f. l. for κρίσει in D.H. Rh. 4.3; indicated by the symbol [*], Anon. Oxy. 1611.56 (iii A. D.); [*] Ἀριστοφάνους (referring to Av. 1181) An.Ox. 2.452.

II (χράω (B) A), oracular response, ἀπὸ κείνου χρήσιος at his bidding, Pi. O. 13.76.

III (χράω (B) B), lending, loan, Arist. EN 1131a4, Plb. 31.23.4, Ps.-Phoc. 106.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χρῆσις , -εως ,

(<χράομαι ),

[in LXX: 1 Samuel 1:28 (H7592), Sirach 18:8, al.;]

use: in a sexual sense, Romans 1:26; c. gen. obj., θηλείας , Romans 1:27 (for exx., v. Thayer, s.v.).†

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
χρησιν χρήσιν χρῆσιν χρησμολογεί chresin chrêsin chrēsin chrē̂sin
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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