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Entry for Strong's #2376 - θυρίς

Word Origin
from (2374)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a window
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 699 ‑ אֲרֻבָּה (ar‑oob‑baw');  2474 ‑ חַלּוֹן (khal‑lone');  3551 ‑ כַּוָּה (kav);  6607 ‑ פֶּתַח (peh'‑thakh);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θῠρίς, ίδος, ἡ,

Dim. of θύρα,

1. window, Praxill. 5, Ar. V. 379, Th. 797, Pl. R. 359d, Arist. de An. 404a4, Ath. 50.2, IG 11(2).161 D 101 (Delos, iii B.C.), BGU 1116.23 (i B.C.), Plu. 2.273b; window-frame, ἐναρμόσαι εἰς ἑκάστην τὴν θ. (opening) χαλκᾶς θ. (frames) IG 22.1668.37. audience-window of the king or high officials in Egypt, UPZ 15.7, 16.20, 53.5 (ii B.C.), Heraclid.Cum. 4.

2. opening at each end of a bee's cell, Arist. HA 624a7.

3. valve of a bivalve fish, ib. 529b7.

4. in pl., embrasures in battlements, IG 22.463.55, al.; for artillery, D.S. 20.91, D.C. 74.10.


1. in pl., planks, boards, Heraclid. Pont. ap. Ath. 12.521f; tablets, Hsch.

2. cell of wasps, Arist. HA 628a20, 629a30.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θυρίς, θυρίδος, (diminutive of θύρα, properly, a little door; Plato, Dio Cassius), a window: Acts 20:9; 2 Corinthians 11:33. (Aristophanes, Theophrastus, Diodorus, Josephus, Plutarch, others; the Sept..)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θυρίς , -ίδος ,

(dim, of θύρα ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2474;]

a window: Acts 20:9, 2 Corinthians 11:33.†

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 P Petr III. 48.18, we hear of θυρίδας κοιλοστάθμους, where for the last word the editors refer to LXX Haggai 1:4, and for the corresponding verb to 3Ki. 6:9, and understand the meaning to be to put a sheath of wood over the door-posts or the sides of the windows. BGU IV. 1116.23 (B.C. 13) describes a house θύραις καὶ θυρίσι καὶ κλεισί : see ib..15 for the verbs—τὴν οἰκίαν τεθυρωμένην καὶ τεθυριδωμένην καὶ κ ̣ε ̣κ ̣λ ̣ε ̣ι ̣σ ̣μ ̣ε ̣ν ̣ην. [Θυριδόω is not in LS.8, but cf. θυριδωτός.] Cf. also P Ryl II. 233.5 (ii/A.D.) τὰ μέλαθρα τῶν θυρίδων τοῦ μεγάλου συμποσίου, ";the beams of the windows in the great dining-hall"; (Edd.), and P Oxy I. 69.7 (A.D. 190) where stolen barley is removed from a house διὰ τῆς αὐτῆς θυρίδος, ";by the said door,"; according to the editors, but any opening may be intended. In P Lond 35.5 (B.C. 161) (= I. p. 25) τὴν παρὰ [τοῦ βα ]σίλεως διὰ τῆς θυρίδος ἐ [σφρα ]γισμένην, the reference, as Kenyon notes, is to ";the opening of a folded papyrus sheet, which would be sealed up to hold it all together and to hide the contents."; An interesting inscr. in C. and B. ii. p. 650 tells of the honour paid by the Synagogue to certain Jews who ἐποίησαν τὴν τῶν θυρίδων ἀσφάλειαν καὶ τὸν λυπὸν πάντα κόσμον. MGr παραθύρι, ";window.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
θυρίδα θυρίδας θυρίδες θυρίδι θυριδος θυρίδος θυρίδων θυρίσι θύρωμα θυρώμασι θυρώματα θυρώματι θυρώματος θυρωμάτων thuridos thyridos thyrídos
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