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Entry for Strong's #4725 - στέμμα

Word Origin
from the base of (4735)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a fillet, a garland, put upon victims
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Verse Results
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Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

στέμμα, ατος, τό,

( στέφω ) mostly in pl. (sg. in Il. 1.28, Ar. Pax 948 ),

wreath, garland, chaplet, esp. of the priest's laurel-wreath, wound round a staff, στέμματ' ἔχων ἐν χερσὶ . . χρυσέῳ ἀνὰ σκήπτρῳ Il. 1.14, 373; σκῆπτρον καὶ ς. θεοῖο ib. 28, cf. E. Andr. 894; sts. worn on the head, ς. ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν ἐχούσας Pl. R. 617c; Φοῖβος ἔλακεν ἐκ τῶν ς. from shrine with chaplcts decked, Ar. Pl. 39, cf. E. Ion 1310, Th. 4.133; used in sacrificial ceremony, στέμμασι πυκασθείς (of victim) Hdt. 7.197, cf. SIG 1025.31 (Cos, iv/iii B.C. ); ς. πάλας, as a prize, Epigr.Gr. 247 ( Mysia ); στέμματ' Ὀλυμπιάδων ib.881 ( Cyzicus ), etc.; ὁ ἐπὶ τῶν στεμμάτων an official connected with the crowns of office of magistrates (cf. στεπτικός, στέφανος ), PFay. 87i10 (ii A.D.), POxy. 2130.7 (iii A.D.), cf. PRyl. 77.28 (ii A.D.) .

2. Sch. S. OT 3 says the στέμματα were wreaths of wool wound round the olive-branch; hence στέμματα ξήνασ' E. Or. 12 .

II in pl., στέμματα pedigrees, family trees, Plu. Numbers 1:1-54; Lat. stemmata quid faciunt? Juv. 8.1, cf. Plin. HN 35.6 .

2. guild, CIG 3995b ( Iconium );= φυλή, ib.9897 (Smyrna, Jewish); ὑπὲρ φιλοκυνηγῶν τοῦ ς . guild of huntsmen, Supp.Epigr. 3.499 ( Philippi ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στέμμα, στεμματος, τό (στέφω, perfect passive ἔστεμμαι, to crown, to bind round), a fillet, a garland, put upon victims: Acts 14:13 (cf. Winers Grammar, 630 (585); B. D. American edition under the word ). (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* στέμμα , -τος , τό

(< στέφω , to put around, enwreath),

a wreath, garland: as used in sacrifices, Acts 14:13.†

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

";counsellor,"; ";adviser"; (Romans 11:34 LXX) : P Petr II. 13 (6).11 (B.C. 258–253) γέγραφα δέ σοι. . . [σύμ ]βουλόν σε εἰς τὸ πρᾶγμα λαβεῖν, where the writer asks advice regarding a building contract. In a v/A.D. school-book PSI I. 19.8 ff. the questions are put—Τίς στρατηγός; Ἕκτωρ. Τίνες σύμβουλοι; Πολυδάμας καὶ Ἀ [γ ]ήνωρ, and in a sepulchral inscr. at Alexandria Preisigke 1990 (A.D. 319) a certain. Antoninus is addressed συνκοπιάτα σύνβουλε ἀγαθέ.


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