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Entry for Strong's #4974 - σφυρόν

Word Origin
from a presumed derivative probably of the same as sphaira (a ball, "sphere", cf the feminine sphura, a hammer)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the ankle
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8455 ‑ תּוֹתָח (to‑thawkh');  
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Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σφῠρ-όν, τό,

ankle, κνῆμαί τε ἰδὲ σφυρά Il. 4.147, cf. 518, Hp. Loc. Hom. 6; ποδῶν τέτρηνε τένοντε ἐς σφυρὸν ἐκ πτέρνης Il. 22.397; ὀρθῷ ἔστασας ἐπὶ σφυρῷ (metaph.) Pi. I. 7(6).13; βαίνουσα.. ς. κούφῳ E. Alc. 586 (lyr.); μονόχαλα ς., of a horse, Id. IA 225 (lyr.); τὸ ς. ἐξεκόκκισε put out his ankle, Ar. Ach. 1179; τὸ ἔσχατον ἀντικνημίου ς. Arist. HA 494a10; ς. Ἰφίκλειον the ankle of Iphiclus (the runner), Call. Aet. 3.1.46.

II metaph., the lower part or edge, foothills, of a mountain, ἐν Παλίου σφυροῖς Pi. P. 2.46, cf. AP 6.114 (Simm.), 7.501 (Pers.), Nonn. D. 1.165, etc.; Λιβύας ἄκρον σφυρόν the very furthest part of Libya, Theoc. 16.77; ς. νήσων Musae. 45; ὕλης Nonn. D. 2.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σφυρόν, σφυρου, τό, from Homer down, the ankle (A. V. anklebone): Acts 3:7 (T WH σφυδρόν, which see).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† σφυδρόν , -οῦ , τό ,

= σφυρόν ,

the ankle: Acts 3:7 (v. BL, § 6, 8).†

σφυρόν , -οῦ , τό ,

[in LXX: Job 41:21 (H3857) *;]

the ankle: Acts 3:7, Rec. (T, WH, σφυδρόν ; v. Bl., § 6, 8).†

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

";four-footed"; (for form see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 88, Moulton Gr. iii. § 107). For the neut. plur., as in Acts 10:12; Acts 11:6, Romans 1:23, cf. P Hib I. 95.8 (B.C. 256) τετραπόδων Ὀξυρύγχων πόλεως, ";four-footed animals at the city of Oxyrhynchus,"; P Strass I. 5.15 (A.D. 262) τὰ θρέμματα καὶ τὰ τετ ̣ρ ̣άπο ̣δ ̣α τα ̣̣ ἡμέτερα ἀφήρπα ̣σ [α ]ν, and P Thead 6.10 (A.D. 322) βοϊκὰ καὶ πάντα τετράποδα. See also from nom. τετράποδος P Oxy III. 646 (A.D. 117–138) δίφρου [τετρ ]απόδου, and ib. XIV. 1638.5 (division of an inheritance —A.D. 282) τετραπόδοις καὶ δουλικοῖς σώμασι τέσσαρσι.


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σφυδρα σφυδρά σφυρά σχασθήσεται σχεδίαις σχεδίας sphudra sphydra sphydrá
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