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Entry for Strong's #296 - ἄμφοδον

Word Origin
from the base of (297) and (3598)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a road around anything, a street
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 563 ‑ אִמַּר (im‑mar');  759 ‑ אַרְמוֹן (ar‑mone');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄμφοδον, τό,

street, Ar. Fr. 327, OGI 483.80(Pergam.), Mark 11:4, Cleom. 2.1; = compitum, Gloss. II block of houses surrounded by streets, Hyp. Fr. 137, PMag.Par. 1.349: prov., οὐ θύρᾳ ἀλλ' ἀμφόδῳ διέψευσται Plb. 39.3.2: hence, ward, quarter of a town, LXX Jeremiah 17:27, SIG 961.1 (Smyrna), Ph. Bel. 92.42, BGU 496 (ii A.D.), etc.: also ἄμφοδος, ἡ, Gal. UP 16.1, Sm. Amos 5:16, Procop. Aed. 2.3.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀμφόδον, , τό (ἀμφί, ὁδός), properly, a road round anything, a street (Hesychius ἄμφοδα. αἱ ῤῦμαι ἀγυιαί. δίοδοι (others, διέξοδοι διορυγμαί, elsewhere, πλατεῖα); Lex. in Bekker Anecdota i., p. 205, 14 ἀμφόδον. ὥσπερ ἐκ τετραγώνου διαγεγραμμένη ὁδός. For examples see Sophocles Lexicon; Wetstein (1752) on Mark, the passage cited; manuscript D in Acts 19:28 (where see Tdf.'s note)): Mark 11:4. (Jeremiah 17:27; Jeremiah 30:16 (), and in Greek writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἄμφοδον , -ου , το

(< ἀμφί ὁδός ),

[in LXX for H759 (Jeremiah 17:27; Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 49:27)*;]

prop., a road around anything (RV, the open street): Mark 11:4, Acts 19:28, WH, mg.†

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

This word is quoted by LS from Aristophanes and Hyperides, in both cases only as cited by later writers. Its appearance in Mark (Mark 11:4) and the δ -text of Acts (Acts 19:28 D etc.) is in accord with its frequency in the papyri of the Roman age, e.g. PSI 38.2 (A.D. 101) ]ν ̣αγ ̣[ραφό (μενος) ]π᾽ ἀμφόδ (ου) Φρο [υρίου ], P Fay 28.4 (A.D. 150–1) (= Selections, p. 81) Τασουχαρίου τῆς Διδᾶ ἀπ [ὸ ἀ ]μφόδου Ἑρμουθιακῆς. Grenfell and Hunt translate the word ";quarter,"; vicus. A large number of these are named, and residents are registered in the ἀπογραφαί as ἀπ᾽ ἀμφόδου Ἀπολλωνίου Ἱερακίου and the like, or ἀπὸ Μακεδόνων with ἀμφόδου omitted. Cf. Syll 528, τοὺς ἐν τῶι ἀνφόδωι τετάχ (θ)αι ἀπὸ τοῦ πύργου τοῦ τῆς Ἀγαθῆς Τύχης ἕως τοῦ τῆς Εὐετηρίας, where Dittenberger defines . as ";pars oppidi domibus inter se contingentibus exaedificata, quae undique viis circumdatur."; On its gender cf. Mayser Gr. p. 261 n.


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άμφοδα αμφοδου αμφόδου ἀμφόδου αμφοτεροδέξιοι αμφοτεροδέξιον amphodou amphódou
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