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Entry for Strong's #2854 - κολλούριον

Word Origin
from a presumed derivative of kollura (a cake - prob akin to the base of (2853))
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a preparation composed of various materials and used as a remedy for tender eyelids
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Revelation 1
Revelation 1
Revelation 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κολλούρ-ιον, τό,

I Dim. of foreg., POxy. 1731.8 (iii A.D.).

II v. cross κολλύριον.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κολλούριον (T Tr κολλύριον, the more common form in secular authors (cf. Lob. Pathol. proleg., p. 461; WH's Appendix, p. 152)), κολλουριου, τό (diminutive of κολλύρα, coarse bread of a cylindrical shape, like that known in Westphalia as Pumpernickel), Latincollyrium (A. V. eye-salve), a preparation shaped like a κολλύρα, composed of various materials and used as a remedy for tender eyelids (Horace sat. 1, 5, 30; Epictetus diss. 2, 21, 20; 3, 21, 21; Celsus 6, 6, 7): Revelation 3:18.

STRONGS NT 2854: κολλύριον κολλύριον, see κολλούριον.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(TTr., κολλύ -, the more usual form), -ου , τό (dimin. of κολλύρα = κόλλιξ , a coarse bread roll),

[in LXX: 1 Kings 12:24 hil B*;]

1. a small bread roll (LXX, ll. c.).

2. (Usually in pl., LS, s.v.) an eye salve shaped like a roll: Revelation 3:18.†

κολλύριον , see κολλούριον .

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

κολλούριον is common in medical receipts, e.g. P Oxy VIII. 1088.1 (early i/A.D.) τὸ μήλινον κολλ (ύριον) πρὸς ῥεῦμα καὶ ἑλκώματα καὶ πληγὰς καὶ αἱμάλωπας, ";the yellow salve for discharges, wounds, bruises, and weals"; (Ed.), ib..42 καὶ χωρὶς ἕκαστον ἀναπλάσας μεθ᾽ ὕδατος κολλύρια πόει ἡλίκον Αἰγύπ (τιον) κύαμον, ";work them up separately with water and make pastilles of the size of an Egyptian bean"; (Ed.), P Flor II. 177.20 (A.D. 257) χρήζουσι γὰρ αὐτοῦ οἱ ἰατροὶ καὶ εἰς κολλούρια καὶ εἰς ἐτέρας ἰατρικὰς χρείας (sc. λαγωδίων). The word is used with reference to eye-salve (cf. Revelation 3:16) in Syll 807.16 (after A.D. 138) where a receipt for anointing the eyes of a blind soldier is made up μετὰ μὲλιτος καὶ κολλυρίου. In Rev l.c. there may be an allusion to the ";Phrygian powder"; used by oculists of the famous medical school at Laodicea : see C. and B. i. p. 52 (cited by Moffatt EGT ad l.). Cf. also Epict. ii. 21. 20 τὰ γὰρ κολλύρια οὐκ ἄχρηστα τοῖς ὅτε δεῖ καὶ ὡς δεῖ ἐγχριομένοις, ib. iii. 21. 21. In P Ryl I. 29 (a).46 (ii/A.D.) either κ [ολ ]λούριον or κ [ο ]λλύριον could be read. On the form of the word see Moulton Gr. ii. p. 78 f., Dieterich Untersuch. p. 23.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
κολλουριον κολλούριον κολλύρια κουλλυριον kollourion kolloúrion
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