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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4444 - πύργος

Transliteration
pýrgos
Phonetics
poor'-gos
Origin
apparently a primary word ("burgh")
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
6:953,980
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a tower
  2. a fortified structure rising to a considerable height, to repel a hostile attack or to enable a watchman to see in every direction
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4026 ‑ מִגְדָּלָה (mig‑dawl', mig‑daw‑law');  4694 ‑ מְצֻרָה (mets‑oo‑raw', mets‑oo‑raw');  4864 ‑ מַשְׂאֵת (mas‑ayth');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (4)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
NAS (4)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
HCS (4)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
BSB (4)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
ESV (2)
Luke
2
WEB (4)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πύργος, ὁ, tower, esp. such as were attached to the walls of a city, Il. 7.219, al., Hes. Sc. 242, Hdt. 3.74, al., Th. 2.17, al., Plb. 5.99.9, etc.: in pl., city walls or ramparts with their towers, Il. 7.338, 437; in sg., ἧντ' ἐπὶ πύργῳ 3.153, cf. 22.447; πόλιος ἣν πέρι πύργος ὑψηλός Od. 6.262; πέριξ δὲ πύργος εἶχ' ἔτι πτόλιν E. Hec. 1209; πύργους ἐπὶ τῶν γεφυρῶν ἐπιστῆσαι Pl. Criti. 116a . movable tower for storming towns, X. Cyr. 6.1.53, 6.2.18; π. ὑπότροχοι Onos. 42.3 . tower on the back of war-elephants, Arr. Tact. 2.4 . Ζανὸς π ., Pythag. name for the central fire of the universe, Arist. Fr. 204 .

2. metaph., tower of defence, τοῖος . . σφιν π. ἀπώλεο, of Ajax, Od. 11.556; ἄνδρες πόλιος π. ἀρεύϊος Alc. Supp. 1a .10; παῖς ἄρσην πατέρ' ἔχει π. μέγαν E. Alc. 311, cf. Med. 390; ἅπας μοι π. Ἑλλήνων πατρίς Trag.Adesp. 392; θανάτων δ' ἐμᾷ χώρᾳ π. ἀνέστα a tower of defence from deaths, S. OT 1201 (lyr.).

3. the part of a house (prob. a separate building) in which the women lived and worked, αἱ ἄλλαι θεράπαιναι ἐν τῷ π. ἦσαν, οὗπερ διαιτῶνται D. 47.56; esp. if unmarried, as Hero in her tower, Musae. 32, 187, cf. Philostr.Jun. Im. 1; of the workman's hut of Timon the misanthrope (which also became his tomb, cf. Luc. Tim. 42 ), Paus. 1.30.4, cf. AP 7.402 (Antip.); outbuildings, esp. if used in industry, LXX Is. 5.2, Mi. 4.8, PStrassb. 110.6 (iii B.C.), BGU 1194.9 (ii B.C.), 650.8 (i A.D.), POxy. 243.15 (i A.D.), Mark 12:1, Ev.Luke 14:28, PGiss. 67.16 (ii A.D.), IG 22.2776.65 (ii A.D.); π. ἐν ᾧ βαφεῖον καὶ ἕτερα χρηστήρια PLond. 2.371.3 (i A.D.) .

II part of an army drawn up in close order, column, Il. 4.334, 347 .

2. at Teos, a division of the people, CIG 3064,3081, al.

III dice-box, AP 9.482.24 ( Agath. ); cf. Lat. pyrgus.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πύργος , -ου , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H4026;]

a tower: Luke 13:4; of a watch-tower in a vineyard (Isaiah 5:2): Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1, and prob., Luke 14:28.†


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
πύργοι πύργοις πυργον πύργον πυργος πύργος πύργου πύργους πύργων πυρεία πυρείον purgon purgos pyrgon pýrgon pyrgos pýrgos
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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