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Entry for Strong's #3612 - οἴκημα

Word Origin
from (3611)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a dwelling place, habitation
  2. euphemistically a prison
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1354 ‑ גַּב (gab);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

οἴκ-ημα, ατος, τό,


1. dwelling-place, ἱερὸν ἔσχον οἴ. ποταμοῦ Pi. O. 2.9: in pl., building, house, Hdt. 1.17, 9.13, Paus. 10.5.2, etc.

2. room, chamber, Hdt. 1.164, 179, 2.121. ά, 148, Th. 1.134, 3.68, Lys. 19.31, Pl. Thg. 130d, Prt. 315d, etc.; esp. bed-chamber, Hdt. 1.9, 10, Pl. Smp. 217d; dining-room, Heraclid. Cum. 2 (pl.).

II special senses,

1 brothel, τὴν θυγατέρα κατίσαι ἐπ' οἰκήματος Hdt. 2.121. έ, 126; στῆσαί τινα ἐπ' οἰ. Din. 1.23; ἐπ οἰ. καθῆσθαι Pl. Chrm. 163b, cf. Aeschin. 1.94, Isoc. 6.19; cf. τέγος.

2. = cross οἰκίσκος, cage for animals, Hdt. 7.119.

3. horse's stable or stall, PCair.Zen. 529.5 (iii B. C.).

4. temple, shrine, Hdt. 8.144. room in a temple, IG 12.4.2,14.

5. prison, Th. 4.47, Lys. Fr. 75.4, D. 32.29, Acts 12:7.

6. storeroom, D. 42.6,19(pl.).

7. workshop, Pl. Prt. 321d.

8. story, floor, X. Cyr. 6.1.52 (dub. l.).

9. metaph., αἰσθητικὸν οἴ., of man, Secund. Sent. 7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

οἴκημα, ὀικηματος, τό, from (Pindar and) Herodotus down, a dwelling-place, habitation; euphemistically a prison (R. V. cell), Acts 12:7, as in Thucydides 4, 47f; Demosthenes, Lucian, Tox. 29; Plutarch, Agis 19; Aelian v. h. 6, 1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

οἴκημα , -τος , τό

(<οἰκέω ),

[in LXX: Ezekiel 16:24 (H1354), Tobit 2:4, Wisdom of Solomon 13:15 *;]

a dwelling. As a euphemism for other definite terms (e.g. brothel. Hdt., ii, 121; cf. Ez, l.c.), a prison (Thus., iv, 47 f.); Acts 12:7.†

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

On the accent of ὀργυιά, ";fathom"; (Acts 27:28), see Winer-Schmiedel Gr. p. 72. The word is found in the fragment of a metrological work, P Oxy IV. 669.39 (later than A.D. 287) οἱ δ ̄ (πήχεις) ὀργυιά, ο ̣̔̓[ργυιὰ ] δέ ἐστιν ἡ διάστασις τῶν χιρῶ [ν, ";4 cubits an ὀργυιά, which is the distance of the outstretched hands"; (Edd.) : cf. Archiv iii. p. 440.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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