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Entry for Strong's #2991 - λαξευτός

Word Origin
from a compound of las (a stone) and the base of (3584) (in its original sense of scraping)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. cut out of stone
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6449 ‑ פִּסְגָּה (pis‑gaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λαξ-ευτός, ή, όν,

hewn out of the rock, LXX Deuteronomy 4:49, Luke 23:53.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λαξευτός, λαξευτη, λαξευτον (from λαξεύω, and this from λᾶς a stone, and ξέω to polish, hew), cut out of stone: μνῆμα, Luke 23:53, and thence in Evang. Nicod. c. 11 at the end; (once in the Sept., Deuteronomy 4:49; Aq. in Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:14; Deuteronomy 34:1; (Joshua 13:20); nowhere in Greek authors).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λαξευτός , - , όν

(<λαξεύω ; < λᾶς , a stone, ξέω , to scrape),

[in LXX: Deuteronomy 4:49 (H6449); in Aq.: Numbers 21:20; Th.: Judges 7:11 *;]

hewn (in stone); Luke 23:53 (elsewhere κοινή writers use λατομητός , 2 Kings 12:12, al.; cf. λατομέω ).†

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 verb λαξεύω (LXX) is restored by the editors with great probability in a contract with stonecutters P Oxy III. 498.29 (ii/A.D.) τὰ δὲ προκείμενα πάντα α ̣[ . . . λα ]ξ ̣[εύσο ]μεν, ";all the aforesaid stones we will cut"; : cf. also P Thead 14.23 (iv/A.D.) τ ]ὸ ἐκτὸς ἐλάξευται in a very mutilated context. Λάξος (not in LS8), ";a stone-mason,"; is fairly common in the papyri, as e.g. in the early i/A.D. alphabet acrostic P Tebt II. 278.11 κλειτοποίς λάξος μυλοκόπος, ";locksmith, mason, millstone-maker,"; and in the census-return P Oxy XII. 1547.16 (A.D. 119) λάξος οὐ (λὴ) ποδὶ ἀρισ (τερῷ) : cf. also P Amh II. 128.80 (A.D. 128) with the editors’ note. For the subst. λαξεία (not in LS8), see P Oxy III. 498.6 (ut s.) ἐπιδεχόμεθα λαξείαν τῶν οἰκοδομουμένων λίθων κύβων, ";we undertake to cut the squared building-stones"; (Edd.), and for the adj. λαξικός (also unknown to LS8), ib..34 ὑπουργίας λαξικῆς, ";services in stone-cutting"; (Edd.). In P Fay 44.6 (B.C. 16?) τὰ λαξικά is the tax paid by a mason on his trade.


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.
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ελάξευσα ελάξευσε λάξευσον λαξεύσωμεν λαξευτήν λαξευτω λαξευτώ λαξευτῷ λελαξευμέναι λελαξευμένον λελαξευμένου laxeuto laxeutō laxeutôi laxeutō̂i
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