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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4435 - πυγμή

Transliteration
pygmḗ
Phonetics
poog-may'  
Word Origin
from a primary pux (the fist as a weapon)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
6:915,973
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the fist, clenched hand
  2. up to the elbow
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 106 ‑ אֶגְרֹף (eg‑rofe');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS ( 0 )
Mark 1
Mark 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
NA WH
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πυγμ-ή, ἡ, ( πύξ ) fist, Hp. Art. 71, E. IT 1368; τῇ π. θενών Ar. V. 1384; πυγμῇ πατάξαι LXX Exodus 21:18, cf. Is. 58.4 .

2. boxing, as an athletic contest, πυγμῇ νικήσαντα Il. 23.669; πυγμὴν νικᾶν E. Alc. 1031; ἄνδρας πυγμὰν ἐνίκα Ὀλύμπια AP 6.256 (Antip.); πυγμᾶς ἄποινα Pi. O. 7.16, cf. 10(11).67; πυγμὴν or τὴν π. ἀσκεῖν, Pl. Lg. 795b, D. 61.24; freq. in Inscrr., e.g. πυγμὴν Ζωΐλος (sc. ἐνίκησε ) IG 7.1765 ( Thespiae ), etc. generally, fight, π. μονομάχων καὶ θηρίων Edict.Caes. ap. J. AJ 14.10.6, cf. Artem. 5.58; εἰς π. καθίστασθαι, τρέπεσθαι, of partridges, Gp. 14.20.1,2.

3. in Mark 7:3, πυγμῇ νίψασθαι is interpr. diligently (v.l. cross πυκνά, often ).

II a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles,= 18 δάκτυλοι, Thphr. HP 9.11.5, Poll. 2.147, 158 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πυγμή, πυγμης, (πύξ, from ΠΥΚΩ, Latinpungo, pupugi (pugnus; O. H. G. 'fust', English 'fist'; cf. Curtius, § 384)), from Homer down, the Sept. for אֶנְרוף (Exodus 21:18; Isaiah 58:4), the fist: πυγμή νίπτεσθαι τάς χεῖρας, to wash the hands with the fist, i. e. so that one hand is rubbed with the clenched fist of the other (R. V. marginal reading (after Theoph., others) up to the elbow; but cf. Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, 2:11), Mark 7:3 (where Tdf. πυκνά, see πυκνός). (Cf. James Morison's Commentary at the passage.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πυγμή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX: Exodus 21:18, Isaiah 58:4 (H106) *;]

the fist: πυγμῇ νίψασθαι τ . χῖρας (Τ , πυκνά ; Vg., Goth., Copt., crebro), to wash the hands with the fist (diligently, R, txt.; up to the elbow, R, mg.; the exact meaning is doubtful; v. Swete, in l): Mark 7:3.†


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

σάλος is used of a ";rough sea"; in Luke 21:25 : cf. Boll Offenbarung, P. 135.

 

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List of Word Forms
πυγμαίς πυγμη πυγμή πυγμῇ πυθμένα πυθμένες πυθμένι pugme pugmē pygme pygmē pygmêi pygmē̂i
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