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Entry for Strong's #2864 - κόμη

Word Origin
apparently from the same as (2865)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. hair, head of hair
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6203 ‑ עֹרֶף (o‑ref');  6285 ‑ פֵּאָה (pay‑aw');  6287 ‑ פְּאֵר (peh‑ayr');  6545 ‑ פֶּרַע (peh'‑rah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κόμ-η, ἡ,


1. hair of the head, Il. 22.406, etc.: less freq. in pl., κὰδ δὲ κάρητος οὔλας ἧκε κόμας Od. 6.231; κόμαι Χαρίτεσσιν ὁμοῖαι (i.e. κόμαις Χαρίτων) Il. 17.51; κόμην κείρειν, κείρεσθαι (v. κείρω) ; κόμην τρέφειν to let the hair grow long, Hdt. 1.82; κ. φορεῖν PGnom. 188 (ii A.D.); κόμη δι' αὔρας ἀκτένιστος ᾄσσεται S. OC 1261; καθεῖσαν εἰς ὤμους κόμας E. Ba. 695; κόμαι πρόσθετοι false hair, wig, X. Cyr. 1.3.2, etc.; δοῦλος ὢν κόμην ἔχεις; Ar. Av. 911; κόμης ἀνάπλεως unkempt, Plu. Cic. 30.

2. of the beard, Arr. Epict. 4.8.4.

3. gill or branchia of the cuttlefish, dub. in Arist. HA 550b18: pl., arms or suckers, Max.Tyr. 4.5.

II metaph., foliage of trees, Od. 23.195, Cratin. 296, etc.; δόνακος App. BC 4.28; of herbs, Dsc. 4.164.7, Gal. 6.268; of corn, ληΐου κ. Babr. 88.3; λειμώνων κόμαι IG 14.1389i i 11; esp. = τραγοπώγων, Thphr. HP 7.7.1, Dsc. 2.143.

III luminous tail of a comet, Arist. Mete. 343a1, 346a15.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κόμη, κόμης, (from Homer down), hair, head of hair: 1 Corinthians 11:15. (According to Schmidt (21, 2) it differs from θρίξ (the anatomical or physical term) by designating the hair as an ornament (the notion of length being only secondary and suggested). Cf. B. D. under the word .)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κόμη , -ης , ,

[in LXX: Numbers 6:5, Ezekiel 44:20 (H6545), al.;]

the hair: 1 Corinthians 11:15.†

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

With 1 Corinthians 11:15 we may compare Cagnat IV. 1019.8 κοματροφήσαν [τος ] τοῦ ὑοῦ μου Αὐρ. with the editor’s note—";comam pascere, ut deo postea consecraretur, crebrior religio fuit"; : see also Syll 420 n.2. For κ. = ";foliage,"; see P Petr III. 43(2) versoiv. 10 (B.C. 246) π [αρ ]αφρυγανίσαι τὸ χῶμα τ [ ]ι μυρικίνηι κόμηι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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κόμαι κόμας κομη κόμη κόμην κόμης kome komē kóme kómē
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