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Entry for Strong's #4535 - σάλος

Word Origin
probably from the base of (4525)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the tossing or swell of the sea
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2197 ‑ זַעַף (zah'‑af);  4132 ‑ מוֹט (mote');  5206 ‑ נִידָה (nee‑daw');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  5591 ‑ סַעַר (sah'‑ar, seh‑aw‑raw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
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Luke 1
Luke 1
Luke 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σάλος [ ], ,

tossing motion, of an earthquake, χθονὸς νῶτα σεισθῆναι σάλῳ E. IT 46; esp. rolling swell of the sea, πόντου ς., πόντιος ς ., Id. Hec. 28, IT 1443: pl., πόντιοι ς . Id. Or. 994 (lyr.).

2. open roadstead, roads, opp. a harbour, ἐν σάλῳ στῆναι, = σαλεύειν 11.2; ἀλίμενον μὲν σάλους δὲ ἔχον Plb. 1.53.10; οὔτε λιμὴν οὔτε ς. ἐπ' ἀγκύρας D.S. 3.44, cf. Agatharch. 92, Peripl.M.Rubr. 7 (pl.), 55.

II of ships or persons in them, tossing on the sea, ἐκ πολλοῦ ς. εὕδοντ' ἐπ' ἀκτῆς S. Ph. 271; σάλον εἶχεν ἡ θάλασσα Plu. Luke 10:1-42; καρηβαρεῖν ὑπὸ ς . Luc. Herm. 28; ἐν τοσούτῳ ς. ναυτιάσαντα Id. Tox. 19: metaph. of the ship of the state, τὰ μὲν δὴ πόλεος θεοὶ πολλῷ ς. σείσαντες ὤρθωσαν πάλιν S. Ant. 163; πόλις . . σαλεύει κἀνακουφίσαι κάρα βυθῶν ἔτ' οὐχ οἵα τε φοινίον σάλου Id. OT 24; ἐν σάλῳ πόλις γενομένη Lys. 6.49; ἔσχε . . ὁ ἀγὼν ὑποτροπὴν καὶ ς . began to waver, Plu. Alex. 32, cf. Aem. 18; cf. σαλεύω 11.1 .

2. distemper, restlessness, perplexity, LXX Si. 40.5, Gal. 9.816; τῆς ψυχῆς Max.Tyr. 1.1 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σάλος, σάλου, , the tossing or swell of the sea (R. V. billows): Luke 21:25. (Sophocles, Euripides, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σάλος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H4132, etc.;]

in poets and late prose, a tossing, as of an earthquake; esp. the tossing, the rolling swell of the sea: Luke 21:25.†

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

in Biblical Greek is confined to Acts 18:3, but for the verb σκηνοποιέω see Sm Isaiah 13:20; Isaiah 22:15, and for the subst. σκηνοποιΐα see Aq Deuteronomy 31:10. In view of these passages there seems to be no reason to question the ordinary rendering ";tentmaker"; in Ac l.c., but for explanations as to how the alternatives ";landscape-painter"; and ";shoemaker"; may have arisen, see notes by Ramsay and Nestle in Exp T viii. pp. 109, 153 f., 286.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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σάλον σαλου σάλου σάλω salou sálou
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