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Entry for Strong's #2830 - κλύδων

Word Origin
from kluzo (to billow or dash over)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a dashing or surging wave, a surge, a violent agitation of the sea
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5191 ‑ נְטָל (net‑al');  
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Verse Results
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κλύδων [ ], ωνος, ὁ,


1. wave, billow, and collectively, surf, rough water, Od. 12.421; πόντιος κ. A. Pr. 431 (lyr.), S. OC 1687 (lyr.); κ. πελάγιος, θαλάσσιος, E. Hec. 701, Med. 29; Θρῄκιος κ. S. OT 197 (lyr.); κ. ἄγριος Tim. Pers. 146: in Prose, prob. in Th. 2.84 (Phot., Suid., κλυδωνίῳ codd.), cf. Thphr. Char. 25.2; πνεῦμα καὶ κ. Arist. HA 548b13; κ. καὶ χειμών Id. PA 685a32: pl., Lyc. 474, Plb. 10.10.3.

2. Medic., splashing in the stomach and chest, Gal. 1.348, al.; of sound heard in pleurisy, Id. 8.285; ἢν κ. ὑγρῶν ἀναπνέῃ ἐς τὰς διαπνοάς flood of humours, Aret. SA 1.5; ofinternal water in dropsy, Id. SD 2.1.

II metaph., κ. κακῶν sea of troubles, A. Pers. 599; κ. ξυμφορᾶς S. OT 1527 (troch.); κ. ἔφιππος flood of chariots, Id. El. 733; πολέμιος κ. E. Ion 60; πολὺς κ. δορός Id. Supp. 474; ἔριδος κ. Id. Hec. 116 (anap.); πόλις ἐν κλύδωνι τῶν ἄλλων πόλεων διαγομένη Pl. Lg. 758a; κ. καὶ μανία D. 19.314; ἐν χειμῶνι πολλῷ καὶ κ. τῆς πόλεως Plu. Cor. 32, cf. M.Ant. 12.14; κ. ἀλογίας Hierocl. in CA 26p.479M.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κλύδων, κλύδωνος, (κλύζω, to wash against); from Homer down; a dashing or surging wave, a surge, a violent agitation of the sea: τοῦ ὕδατος, Luke 8:24; τῆς θαλάσσης, James 1:6 (Jonah 1:4, 12; Wis. 14:5). [SYNONYMS: κλύδων, κῦμα: κῦμα a wave, suggesting uninterrupted succession; κλύδων a billow, surge, suggesting size and extension. So too in the figurative application of the words. Schmidt, chapter 56.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλύδων , -ωνος ,

(κλύζω , of the sea, to wash over),

[in LXX: Jonah 1:4; Jonah 1:12 (H5591), al.;]

a billow, surge: Luke 8:24, James 1:6.†

SYN.: κῦμα G2949, a wave.

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

Hort (on James 1:6) has pointed out that the proper sense of κλύδων is always ";rough water"; rather than ";wave"; : cf. Luke 8:24, 1 Maccabees 6:11, and to the passages from profane sources cited by Armitage Robinson on Ephesians 4:14 add M. Anton. xii. 14 . The plur. = ";waves"; is found in Vett. Val. p. 344.15 with reference to a ship exposed τοῖς. . μυρίοις κλύδωσιν.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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κλυδών κλύδων κλύδωνα κλυδωνι κλύδωνι kludoni kludōni klydoni klydōni klýdoni klýdōni
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