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Entry for Strong's #2689 - καταστολή

Word Origin
from (2687)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a lowering, letting down
  2. a garment let down, dress, attire
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4594 ‑ מַעֲטֶה (mah‑at‑eh');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
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1 Timothy 1
1 Timothy 1
1 Timothy 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καταστολ-ή, ἡ,

I equipment, dress, 1 Timothy 2:9, J. BJ 2.8.4: metaph., κ. δόξης LXX Isaiah 61:3.


1 putting down, checking, D.S. 15.94; reduction, subjugation, Ηβαΐδος Wilcken Chr. 12.15 (i B.C.).

2. modesty, reserve, Hp. Decent. 5, 8; moderation, κ. περιβολῆς in dress, Plu. Per. 5: abs., dignity, restraint, κ. καὶ εὐσχημοσύνη Inscr.Prien. 109.186 (ii B.C.), cf. Aristeas 284; ἡ τοῦ βίου σώφρων κ. IGRom. 4.1756.66 (Sardes, i B.C.), cf. Arr. Epict. 2.10.15, 21.11, Porph. Abst. 4.6.

3. conclusion, 'finale', Mim.Oxy. 413.95; δράματος Sch. Ar. Pax 1203; remission, τῆς ὀδύνης Orib. Fr. 74.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταστολή, καταστολης, (καταστέλλω, which see);

1. properly, a lowering, letting down; hence,

2. in Biblical Greek twice, a garment let down, dress, attire: 1 Timothy 2:9, Vulg. habitus, which the translator, according to later Latin usage, seems to understand of clothing (cf. the Frenchl'habit); (cf. Josephus, b. j. 2, 8, 4); for מַעֲטֶה, Isaiah 61:3, with which in mind Hesychius says καταστολήν. περιβολήν (cf. Winer's Grammar, 23, but especially Ellicott on 1 Timothy, the passage cited).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -στολή , -ῆς ,

(< καταστέλλω ),

[in LXX: Isaiah 61:3 (H4594)*;]

1. a letting down, checking.

2. steadiness, quietness in demeanour.

3. LXX and NT (cf. Plut., ii, 65 D; -ίζω = vestire), a garment, dress, attire: 1 Timothy 2:9 (but v. Ellic., in l).†

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

καταστολή is confined in Bibl. Greek to Isaiah 61:8, 1 Timothy 2:9. In both these passages it is usually understood of ";clothing";; but in view of the word’s being used also with an inner reference, as in Priene 109.186 (c. B.C. 120) τῆι δὲ καταστολῇ καὶ τῆι εὐσχημ [οσύνῃ, it is probable that it should be understood in the wider sense of ";demeanour,"; ";deportment"; (like κατάστημα q.v.) in 1 Tim l.c. : see Dibelius’ note HZNT ad l., and cf. Aristeas 284 μετ᾽ εὐσχημοσύνης καὶ καταστολῆς, ";with decency and restraint,"; and b. 285 σὺ δὲ πᾶσαν ἠσκηκὼς καταστολήν, ";but thou hast practised all restraint."; For κ. = ";overthrow,"; ";subjugation,"; see Chrest. I. 12.15 (B.C.88) Ἰέρακα δὲ προκεχειρίσθαι μετὰ δυνάμεων μυρίων ἐπὶ καταστολὴν τῆς Θηβαίδος.


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καταστολη καταστολή καταστολῇ καταστραγγιεί κατεστρατοπέδευσαν katastole katastolē katastolêi katastolē̂i
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