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Entry for Strong's #2562 - καλάμη

Word Origin
from (2563)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a stalk of grain or a reed, stubble,
    1. the stalk left after the ears are cut off
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5296 ‑ נְעֹרֶת (neh‑o'‑reth);  5955 ‑ עֹלֵלוֹת (o‑lay‑law');  5995 ‑ עָמִיר (aw‑meer');  7179 ‑ קַשׁ (kash);  7641 ‑ שִׁבֹּלֶת (shib‑bole', shib‑bo'‑leth);  7898 ‑ שַׁיִת (shah'‑yith);  
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Verse Results
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1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κᾰλᾰμ-η, ἡ, (v. κάλαμος)


1. stalk, esp. the stalk or straw of corn, metaph. in Hom., αἶψά τε φυλόπιδος πέλεται κόρος ἀνθρώποισιν, ἧς τε πλείστην μὲν καλάμην Χθονὶ Χαλκὸς ἔχευεν, ἄμητος δ' ὀλίγιστος, i.e. when there is much straw and little harvest, much slaughter and little profit, Il. 19.222; κ. πυρῶν wheat- straw, Hdt. 4.33; σῖτος σὺν τῇ καλάμῃ ἀποκείμενος X. An. 5.4.27; καλάμαν τε καὶ ἱερὰ δράγματα.. ἀσταχύων Call. Cer. 20; prov. of a greedy farmer, πυροὺς ἐπὶ καλάμῃ ἀροῦν to exhaust ground by one corn-crop after another, Lys. Fr. 77: pl., σῖτος ἐπὶ ταῖς κ. D.H. 5.13.

2. stubble, Arist. Mete. 341b27, PSI 4.380.6 (iii B.C.), 1 Corinthians 3:12, etc.: metaph., of an old man, καλάμην γέ σ' ὀΐομαι εἰσορόωντα γιγνώσκειν thou mayst still, I ween, perceive the stubble (i.e. the residue) of former strength, Od. 14.214; τὸ γῆρας καλάμη Arist. Rh. 1410b14; τὴν κ. δωρῇ, δοὺς ἑτέροις τὸ θέρος AP 11.36 (Phil.); Ῥήσου κ. the remains of Rhesus, i.e. his corpse, Orac. ap. Polyaen. 6.53; ἀπὸ τῆς κ. τεκμαίρεσθαι to judge from the remains, Luc. Alex. 5.

3. κολχὶς κ., = λίνον, Call. Fr. 265.

II = κάλαμος, Hld. 8.9.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καλάμη, καλάμης, , a stalk of grain or of a reed, the stalk (left after the ears are cut off), stubble: 1 Corinthians 3:12. (Exodus 5:12; Exodus 15:7; Isaiah 17:6; Homer and following.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καλάμη , -ης ,

(cf. κάλαμος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7179, Exodus 5:12, Isaiah 5:24, al.;]

a stalk of corn, stubble: 1 Corinthians 3:12.†

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

P Hib I. 90.17 (B.C. 222) ἡ δὲ καλάμη ἔστω Διοδώρου, ";the straw shall belong to Diodorus"; (Edd.), P Amh II. 89.5 (A.D. 121) τ [ ] ἀπο καλάμ [η ]ς ἀνὰ ἀργ (υρίου) δραχ (μὰς) εἴκοσι, BGU II. 661.22 (A.D. 140–1) μετὰ τὸν χρόνον π ̣α ̣ρα ̣δ ̣ω ̣σο τὸ τρίτον μέρος ἀπὸ ἀναπαύσ ̣ε ̣ω ̣ς ̣ καὶ τὸ λοιπὸν δίμοιρον μέρο ̣[ς ] ἀπὸ καλάμης πυροῦ, CPR I. 38.21 (A.D. 263) παραδώσω τὰς ἀρούρας ἀπὸ καλάμης ἀπὸ θρύου καλάμου, ἀγρώσ [τεω ]ς καὶ δείσης πάσης, where Wessely, supplying καθαρὰς after ἀρούρας, translates ";frei von Schilf und Binsengewächs, von Queckgras und jeglichem Schlamm,"; and is supported in this translation, as against Wilcken (Archiv i. p. 158), by P Tebt II. 375.30 cited s.v. κάλαμος. For a new word καλαμεία, ";reed-land,"; see e.g. ib. 457 (ii/A.D.) καλαμείας (ἄρουρα). MGr καλαμιά, καλαμνιά, ";reed.";


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καλάμη καλαμην καλάμην καλάμης καλαμίνη καλαμίνην καλαμίσκοι καλαμίσκοις καλαμίσκους καλαμίσκω kalamen kalamēn kalámen kalámēn
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