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Entry for Strong's #4209 - πορφύρα

Transliteration
porphýra
Phonetics
por-foo'-rah  
Word Origin
of Latin origin
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the purple fish, a species of shell fish or mussel
  2. a fabric coloured with purple dye, a garment made from purple cloth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 710 ‑ אַרְגְּוָן (arg‑ev‑awn');  713 ‑ אַרְגָּמָן (ar‑gaw‑mawn');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Revelation 2
Mark 2
Luke 1
Revelation 1
Mark 2
Luke 1
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASF 4
N-ASF 3
N-GSF 1
N-ASF 3
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1
NA WH
N-ASF 3
N-GSF 1
N-ASF 3
N-GSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πορφύρ-α [ ],

Ion. πορφύρ-ρη, ἡ, purple-fish, Murex trunculus and Purpura haemastoma, S. Fr. 504, Archipp. 23, Arist. HA 528a10, al., Speus. ap. Ath. 3.86c; τρέφουσα . . πορφύρας ἰσάργυρον κηκῖδα A. Ag. 959 .

II purple dye obtained from it, Sapph. 44, Hdt. 3.22, Isoc. 12.39, Pl. Lg. 847c; ἡ π. ἡ θαλαττία Phylarch. 45 J., etc.; π. βαθυτάτη Ael. NA 4.36; used as an application, βρέξαντες ἐν [τῷ νάρδῳ] τὴν π. ἐπιτιθέναι Orib. Eup. 3.2 .

III = cross πορφυρίς 1, Plu. Aem. 23, etc.: in pl., cloths of purple, πορφύρας πατῶν A. Ag. 957: collectively in sg., κωμῳδοῖς . . πορφύραν εἰσφέρων, ὥσπερ οἱ Μεγαρεῖς Arist. EN 1123a23 . purple stripe or other adornment of a garment, τῆς σκιᾶς τὴν π. πρῶτον ἐνυφαίνουσ', εἶτα μετὰ τὴν π. τοῦτ' ἔστιν οὔτε λευκὸν οὔτε π. ἀλλ' ὥσπερ αὐγὴ τῆς κρόκης κεκραμένη Men. 561; ποτικεφάλαια . . μὴ ἔχοντα μήτε σκιὰν μήτε πορφύραν IG 5(1).1390.24 (Andania, i B.C. ), cf. BGU 1141.41 (i B.C.), Luc. Par. 58, Gal. 18(2).791; π. πλατεῖα, = Lat. latus clavus, Plb. 10.26.1, Demetr. Eloc. 108 (pl.); π. alone, IGRom. 3.1422 ( Prusias ). metaph., σελήνη οὐρανοῦ π. Secund. Sent. 6 . (Perh. formed from πορφύρεος 11, cf. μαρμαίρω, μαρμάρεος, μάρμαρος. )

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πορφύρα, πορφύρας, , the Sept. for אַרְגָמָן;

1. the purple-fish, a species of shell-fish or mussel: (Aeschylus, Sophocles), Isocrates, Aristotle, others; add 1 Macc. 4:23, on which see Grimm; (cf. B. D., under the word 1).

2. a fabric colored with the purple dye, a garment made from purple cloth (so from Aeschylus down): Mark 15:17, 20; Luke 16:19; Revelation 17:4 Rec.; .

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πορφύρα , -ας , ,

[in LXX for H713, H710;]

1. the purple fish (cf. 1 Maccabees 4:23).

2. purple dye.

3. Later, = πορφυρίς , a purple garment: Mark 15:17; Mark 15:20, Luke 16:19, Revelation 18:12.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
πορφύρα πορφυραν πορφύραν πορφυρας πορφύρας πορφυρίδων πορφυρίωνα πορφυρού porphuran porphuras porphyran porphýran porphyras porphýras
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