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Entry for Strong's #4631 - σκευή

Word Origin
from (4632)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. any apparatus, equipment, or furniture
    1. of the utensils or tackling of a ship
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκευ-ή, ἡ, equipment, attire, apparel, Hdt. 7.15, S. OC 555, E. Ba. 180, etc.; ς. Μηδικὰς ἐνδυόμενος Th. 1.130; σκευήν τινα περιθέσθαι Pl. Cri. 53d; σκευῆς ἀνάθεσις, of the chorus, Lys. 21.4; esp. of the dress of a singer or actor, ἐνδὺς πᾶσαν τὴν ς . Hdt. 1.24, cf. Ar. Ra. 108; τραγικὴ ς . Pl. R. 577b; of soldiers, ς. ψιλή Th. 3.94; ἡ ς. τῶν ὅπλων Id. 1.8; of horse-trappings, Id. 6.94; of the dress of priests and public officers, And. 1.112, Eub. 71 .

2. fashion, style of dress or equipment, Μηδικὴ αὕτη ἡ ς. ἐστι Hdt. 7.62; τὴν αὐτὴν ς. ἔχοντες ib. 66, cf. 73, al.; ἐπὶ πολὺ αὕτη ἡ ς. κατέσχεν Th. 1.6 .

II tackle, as of a net, Pi. P. 2.80; of a ship, D.S. 14.79, Acts 27:19 .

2. = αἰδοῖον, AP 5.241 ( Eratosth., where σκεϋήν , dub.l.); cf. σκεῦος 111 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκεύη, σκευης, (cf. σκεῦος), from (Pindar, Sophocles), Herodotus down, any apparatus, equipment, or furniture; used of the utensils (outfit, i. e. furniture (? — so R. V. marginal reading), or tackling (? — so A. V., R. V. text)) of a ship (Diodorus 14, 79): Acts 27:19 (the Sept. Jonah 1:5).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** σκευή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 5:45 R *;]

equipment, tackle: Acts 27:19.†

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

lit. ";firm,"; ";solid,"; is frequently applied to grain in the sense of ";hard,"; i.e. ";ripe"; : P Oxy IV. 836 (i/B.C.) πυρὸν στερεὸν νέον καθαρὸν α ̣̀δ ̣ο ̣λ ̣ον, ib. XIV. 1629.12 (B.C. 44) πυροῦ. . στερεοῦ ἀκρίθου, ";of hard wheat unmixed with barley"; (Edd.). In P Reinach 8.5 (B.C. 113–112) τοῦ προγεγραμμένου πυροῦ στερεοῦ, the editor renders στερεοῦ by ";compacte"; : cf. ib. 9.20 (B.C. 112).

Other exx. of the adj. are P Petr II. 4 (1).3 (B.C. 255–4) εἰς τὴν στερεὰν πέτραν, BGU IV. 1205.26 (B.C. 28) στερεὸν μὴ κενόν, ";strong not worthless,"; said of a counterpane, P Fay 121.6 (c. A.D. 100) ζυγόδεσμον καινὸν στερεόν, ";a new strong yoke-band"; (Edd.), and the Christian P Hamb I. 22.7 (iv/A.D.) ἐχθροὺς ἡμετέρους στερεαῖς ἐνὶ χερσὶ πατάσσων (cf. Psa. 34꞉10 [MT Psalms 35:10]).

In P Lond 1204.19 (B.C. 113) (= III. p. 11) πῆχυν στερεοῦ denotes a measurement which is understood by the editors to be akin to the πῆχυς οἰκοπεδικός = 100 square cubits or 1/100 of an aroura.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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