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Strong's #755 - ἀρχιτρίκλινος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G746) and a compound of (G5140) and (G2827) (a dinner-bed, because composed of three couches)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. the superintendent of the dining room, a table master.
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John 3
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John 3
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John 2
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John 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀρχι-τρίκλῑνος, ὁ,

1. president of a banquet (triclinium), John 2:9.

2. head-waiter, Hld. 7.27.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀρχιτρίκλινος, ἀρχιτρικλινου, (τρικλινον (or τρίκλινος (namely, οἶκος), a room with three couches)), the superintendent of a dining-room, a τρικλιναρχης, table-master: John 2:8f (cf. B. D. under the word ). It differs from the master of a feast, συμποσιαρχης, toast-master, who was one of the guests selected by lot to prescribe to the rest the mode of drinking; cf. Sir. 35:1 (Sir. 32:1). But it was the duty of the ἀρχιτρίκλινος to place in order the tables and couches, arrange the courses, taste the food and wine beforehand, etc. (Heliodorus 7, 27) (Some regard the distinction between the two words as obliterated in later Greek; cf. Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, and Schaff's Lange's Commentary on John, the passage cited.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἀρχι -τρίκλινος , -ου ,

(< τρί -κλινος or -ον , a room with three couches)

the superintendent of a banquet, whose duty it was to arrange the tables and food (DB, ii, 253): John 2:8-9.†

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
αρχιτρικλινος αρχιτρίκλινος ἀρχιτρίκλινος αρχιτρικλινω αρχιτρικλίνω ἀρχιτρικλίνῳ αρχίφυλοι αρχιφύλους αρχός architriklino architriklinō architriklínoi architriklínōi architriklinos architríklinos
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