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Entry for Strong's #3751 - ὀσφῦς

Transliteration
osphŷs
Phonetics
os-foos'  
Word Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
5:496,736
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the hip (loin)
    1. to gird, gird about, the loins
  2. a loin, the (two) loins
    1. the place where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 451 ‑ אַלְיָה (al‑yaw');  1975 ‑ הַלָּז (hal‑lawz');  2502 ‑ חָלַץ (khaw‑lats');  2783 ‑ חֲרַץ (khar‑ats');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Hebrews 2
1 Peter 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Hebrews 2
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 1
N-APF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 1
N-APF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 1
NA WH
N-APF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 2
N-APF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὀσφῦς, ἡ,

gen. ὀσφύος: acc. ὀσφῦν, also ὀσφύα AP 12.213 (Strat.):

1. lion or loins, lower part of the back, Epich. 80, Hp. Aët. 20, Aph. 3.23, Arist. HA 493a22, al.; opp. κῶλα, ὦμοι, A. Pr. 497, Hdt. 2.40; loin of a victim, SIG 57.9 (Milet., v B. C.), 1037.2 (iv/iii B. C.), Pherecr. 23.4, Ar. Pax 1053, Lys. 964, Men. 319.12; of wasps, ἔχουσι κέντρον ἐκ τῆς ὀ. Ar. V. 225, cf. 740 (anap.); of a horse, X. Eq. 1.12; of a fish, Antiph. 132.6 (anap.).

2. Hellenist., metaph., ὁ καρπὸς τῆς ὀ., of a son, Acts 2:30, cf. LXX Genesis 35:11, al.

3. περιζώννυσθαι or ἀναζώννυσθαι τὴν ὀσφύν gird up one's loins, ib. Jeremiah 1:17; βυσσίνῳ ib. Daniel 10:5, cf. Luke 12:35. [ in nom. and acc. sg., which are accented ὀσφῦς, ὀσφῦν by Hdn.Gr. 2.937; ὀσφύς, -ύν freq. in codd., and this may be admitted for late writers: cf. ὀφρῦς.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὀσφύς (or ὀσφύς, so R Tr in Ephesians 6:14; G in Matthew 3:4; cf. Chandler §§ 658, 659; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101), ὀσφύος, , from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

1. the hip (loin), as that part of the body where the ζώνη was worn (the Sept. for מָתְנַיִם): Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; hence, περιζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας, to gird, gird about, the loins, Luke 12:35; Ephesians 6:14; and ἀναζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας (to gird up the loins), 1 Peter 1:13; on the meaning of these metaphorical, phrases see ἀναζώννυμι.

2. a loin, the Sept. several times for חֲלָצַיִם, the (two) loins, where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided (?); hence, καρπός τῆς ὀσφύος, fruit of the loins, offspring, Acts 2:30 (see καρπός, 1 at the end); ἐξέρχεσθαι ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος τίνος, to come forth out of one's loins i. e. derive one's origin or descent from one, Hebrews 7:5 (see ἐξέρχομαι, 2 b.); ἔτι ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ τίνος, to be yet in the loins of someone (an ancestor), Hebrews 7:10.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὀσφύς , -ύος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H4975;, also for H2502, etc.;]

the loin: Matthew 3:4, Mark 1:6; metaph., περιζώννυσθαι (ἀναζ -) τ . ὀσφύας , Luke 12:35, Ephesians 6:14, 1 Peter 1:13; regarded, as by the Hebrews, as the seat of generative power, Hebrews 7:5; Hebrews 7:10; metaph., καρπὸς τ . ὀσφύος , Acts 2:30


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";expose myself to danger"; (cf. classical παραβάλλομαι), occurs in the NT only in Philippians 2:30, but is cited by Deissmann (LAE, p. 84 n..5) from an Olbian inscr. of ii A.D. which is under no suspicion of appropriating a coinage of a NT writer—Latyschev I. 21.26 ff., where it is said of a certain Carzoasus—ἀλλὰ καὶ (μέχρι) περάτων γῆς ἐμαρτυρήθη τοὺς ὑπὲρ φιλίας κινδύνους μέχρι Σεβαστῶν συμμαχίᾳ (for dat. see Proleg. p. 64) παραβολευσάμενος, ";but also to the ends of the world it was witnessed of him that in the interests of friendship he had exposed himself to dangers as an advocate in (legal) strife (by taking his clients’ causes even) up to emperors."; The word is from παράβολος, ";venturesome,"; the verbal part expressing the energy of βάλλω, instead of being static as in παραβολή; see s.v. παραβάλλω.

 

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