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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2940 - κυβεία

Transliteration
kybeía
Phonetics
koo-bi'-ah  
Word Origin
from kubos (a "cube", i.e. die for playing)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. dice playing
  2. metaph. the deception of men, because dice players sometimes cheated and defrauded their fellow players
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Ephesians 1
Ephesians 1
Ephesians 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
NA WH
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῠβεία, ἡ,

dice-playing, Pl. Phdr. 274d, X Mem. 1.3.2, Aen.Tact. 5.2, Men. 481.10 (pl.), etc.: metaph., ἐν τῇ κ. τῶν ἀνθρώπων by the trickery of men, Ephesians 4:14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυβείᾳ (κυβία T WH; see Iota), κυβειας, (from κυβεύω, and this from κύβος a cube, a die), dice-playing (Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, others); tropically, κυβείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, the deception (A. V. sleight) of men, Ephesians 4:14, because dice-players sometimes cheated and defrauded their fellow-players.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* κυβία

(Mt. -εία , and so Rec.), -ας ,

(< κύβος , a cube, a die),

dice-playing; metaph., trickery, sleight: Ephesians 4:14.†

Κυβεία , see κυβία .


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

The corresponding verb is used in its literal sense of playing with dice or gaming in the magic P Lond 121.424 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 98) ποίησόν μοι κυβεύοντα νικῆσαι. For the derived meaning ";cheat"; see Epict. ii. 19. 28, iii. 21. 22. The subst. κυβευτής is found in Vett. Val. p. 202.6 πλαστογράφοι ἅρπαγες θυρεπανοῖκται κυβευταί.

 

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
κυβεία κυβείᾳ κυβερνώσι κυβια κυβίᾳ kubeia kybeia kybeíāi
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