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Entry for Strong's #3023 - λέων

Transliteration
léōn
Phonetics
leh-ohn'  
Word Origin
a root word
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
4:251,531
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a lion
  2. a brave and mighty hero
Both Christ and Satan are referred to as a lion, indicatinggreat strength, Satan as a "roaring lion" (1 Pe. 5:
  • andChrist as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Re. 5:
  • Hebrew Equivalent Words:
    Strong #: 738 ‑ אַרְיֵה (ar‑ee', ar‑yay');  744 ‑ אַרְיֵה (ar‑yay');  3715 ‑ כְּפִיר (kef‑eer');  3833 ‑ לְבָאוֹת (law‑bee' leb‑ee‑yaw' leb‑aw‑eem' (‑oth'));  7826 ‑ שַׁחַל (shakh'‑al);  
    Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
    Verse Results
    KJV (9) NAS (9) HCS (9)
    2 Timothy 1
    Hebrews 1
    1 Peter 1
    Revelation 6
    2 Timothy 1
    Hebrews 1
    1 Peter 1
    Revelation 6
    2 Timothy 1
    Hebrews 1
    1 Peter 1
    Revelation 6
    BYZ TIS TR
    N-DSM 1
    N-GPM 3
    N-GSM 2
    N-NSM 3
    N-DSM 1
    N-GPM 4
    N-GSM 1
    N-NSM 3
    N-DSM 1
    N-GPM 3
    N-GSM 2
    N-NSM 3
    NA WH
    N-DSM 1
    N-GPM 3
    N-GSM 2
    N-NSM 3
    N-DSM 1
    N-GPM 3
    N-GSM 2
    N-NSM 3


    Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

    λέων, οντος, ὁ,

    dat. pl. λείουσι Il. 5.782, etc., λεόντεσσι IG 12(2).285 (Mytil., prob.):

    I

    1. lion, ὠμοφάγοι λ. Il.l.c.; αἴθων 18.161; χαροποί Od. 11.611; ὀρεσίτροφος 6.130, cf. Hdt. 7.126; cf. λίς: metaph., of Artemis, σὲ λέοντα γυναιξὶ Ζεὺς θῆκεν Zeus made thee a lion toward women (because she was supposed to cause their sudden death), Il. 21.483; used of savage persons, A. Ch. 938 (lyr.); but also, of brave men, Id. Ag. 1259, E. Or. 1401 (lyr.), 1555; of a baby, Ar. Th. 514 (but by way of contrast, of a coward, λέοντ' ἄναλκιν, of Aegisthus, A. Ag. 1224); οἴκοι μὲν λέοντες, ἐν μάχῃ δ' ἀλώπεκες Ar. Pax 1189 (lyr.); ἀντὶ λέοντος πίθηκον γίγνεσθαι Pl. R. 590b; ξυρεῖν ἐπιχειρεῖν λέοντα, of a dangerous undertaking, 'to bell the cat', ib. 341c.

    2. Leo, the sign in the Zodiac, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.8, Euc. Phaen. p.12 M., Arat. 148, IG 14.1307.

    3. = λεοντῆ, lion's skin, Luc. Hist.Conscr. 10.

    4. as an ornament, BGU 387ii5 (ii A.D.).

    II a kind of crab, Diph.Siph. ap. Ath. 3.106c, Ael. NA 14.9.

    III a kind of serpent, Nic. Th. 463, f.l. in Artem. 2.13. = λεοντίασις, Aret. SD 2.13. a kind of dance, Ath. 14.629f, Poll. 4.104. title of grade of initiates in the mysteries of Mithras, Porph. Abst. 4.16. a sea-monster, Ael. NA 9.49, Opp. H. 1.367, Nonn. D. 1.273. = ὀροβάγχη, Dsc. 2.142, Gp. 2.42 tit.

    Thayer's Expanded Definition

    λέων, λέοντος, (from Homer down), the Sept. for אֲרִי, אַריֵה, כְּפִיר (a young lion), etc.; a lion;

    a. properly: Hebrews 11:33; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 4:7; Revelation 9:8, 17; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 13:2.

    b. metaphorically ἐρρύσθην ἐκ στόματος λέοντος, I was rescued out of the most imminent peril of death, 2 Timothy 4:17 (the figure does not lie in the word lion alone, but in the whole phrase); equivalent to a brave and mighty hero: Revelation 5:5, where there is allusion to Genesis 49:9; cf. Nahum 2:13.

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    Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

    λέων , -οντος , ,

    [in LXX chiefly for H738, H744, also for H3715, etc.;]

    a lion: Hebrews 11:33, 1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 4:7; Revelation 9:8; Revelation 9:17; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 13:2; metaph., 2 Timothy 4:17, Revelation 5:5.†


    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

    With the figurative use in 2 Timothy 4:17 we may compare the early i/A.D. acrostic P Tebt II. 278.35, where with reference to a lost garment it is stated—λέων ὁ ἄρας, μωρὸς < > ἀπολέσας, ";a lion he was who took it, a fool who lost it"; (Edd). Cf. also the Silco inscr. OGIS 201.15 (vi/A.D.) ἐγὼ γὰρ εἰς κάτω μέρη λέων εἰμί, καὶ εἰς ἄνω μέρη ἄρξ εἰμι : for the conjunction of animals Dittenberger compares 1 Kings 17:34ff. [MT 1 Samuel 17:34 ff.], Amos 5:19. The word is found in the horoscope BGU III. 957.4 (B.C. 10) ἐν λέοντι, and in the moral tale P Grenf II. 84.7 (v/vi A.D.), where a patricide, fleeing into the desert, is pursued ὑπὸ λέωντος. MGr λιοντάρι has assumed the diminutive form; cf. φίδι, ";snake.";

     

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    List of Word Forms
    λέοντα λέοντας λέοντάς λέοντες λεοντι λέοντι λεοντος λέοντος λεοντων λεόντων λέοντων λέουσι λέουσιν λεων λέων λεωπετρίαν leon leōn léon léōn leonti léonti leonton leontōn leónton leóntōn leontos léontos
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