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Strong's #736 - ἀρτέμων

Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of (G737)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a top-sail or foresail of a ship
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀρτέμ-ων, ονος, ὁ, (ἀρτάω)

I foresail of a ship, Acts 27:40, dub. sens. in Lyd. Mens. 2.12.

II principal pulley in a system, Vitr. 10.2.9 (in Latin form, = Gk. ἐπάγων).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀρτέμων, ἀρτεμονος (L T Tr WH ἀρτεμωνος, cf. Winers Grammar, § 9, 1 d.; (Buttmann, 24 (22))), , top-sail (or foresail?) of a ship: Acts 27:40; cf. Meyer at the passage; (especially Smith, Voyage and Shipwr. of St. Paul, p. 192f; Graser in the Philologus, 3rd suppl. 1865, p. 201ff).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἀρτέμων , -ωνος

(Rec. -ονος ),

(< ἀρτάω , to fasten to),

a fore-sail or top-sail: Acts 27:40 (v. DB, ext., 366b, 399a; MM, 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.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

What particular sail is to be understood by . in Acts 27:40 is uncertain. Sir W. M. Ramsay (Hastings’ DB V. p. 399) refers to the case mentioned by Juvenal (Sat 12.69) where a disabled ship made its way into harbour velo prora suo, which the scholiast explains artemone solo. According to this, the ἀρτέμων would be a sail set on the bow. See also Breusing Die Nautik der Alten, p. 79 f. (cited by Preuschen, ad Acts 27:40 in HZNT).


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
αρτεμωνα αρτεμώνα ἀρτέμωνα αρτήρσιν artemona artemōna artémona artémōna
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