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Entry for Strong's #3712 - ὀργυιά

Word Origin
from (3713)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. fathom, the distance across the breast from the tip of one middle finger to the tip of the other when the arms are outstretched, 5 to 6 feet (2 m)
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Verse Results
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Acts 1
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Acts 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Att. ὄργυᾰ, ᾶς, IG 22.1672.9; Ion. ὄργυιᾰ, ῆς, ἡ (v. infr.): (ὀρέγω):

1. the length of the outstretched arms, about 6 feet or I fathom, ἕστηκε ξύλον.. ὅσον τ' ὄργυι' ὑπὲρ αἴης Il. 23.327; τοῦ μὲν ὅσον τ' ὄργυιαν ἐγὼν ἀπέκοψα Od. 9.325, cf. 10.167, X. Mem. 2.3.19.

2. more precisely, αἱ ἑκατὸν ὀργυιαὶ δίκαιαί εἰσι στάδιον ἑξάπλεθρον, ἑξαπέδου τῆς ὀργυιῆς μετρεομένης καὶ τετραπήχεος Hdt. 2.149, cf. 4.41, 86, PHal. 1.98 (iii B. C.), POxy. 669.39 (iii A. D.).

3. rod for measuring land, = 91 / 4 σπιθαμαὶ βασιλικαί, Hero *Geom. 4.11: poet. also ὀρόγυια (q.v.): in compds. -ωρυγ-, v. δεκ-ώρυγος. (Proparox. in nom. and acc. sg., Hom.; oxyt. or perispom. in other cases, cf. Hdn.Gr. 2.613, al.; in Ion. the nom. and acc. sg. end in -, -ᾰν, as in Att., Hom., the gen. and dat. sg. in -ῆς, - (acc. ὀργυιήν before consonant in Arat. 69, 196, is corrected to ὄργυιαν by Voss); ὀργυιά, -άν in late Gr., Hero l.c., etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὀργυιά, ὀργυιάς, (ὀρέγω to stretch out), the distance across the breast front the tip of one middle finger to the tip of the other when the arms are outstretched; five or six feet, a fathom: Acts 27:28. (Homer, Herodotus, Xenophon, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ὀργυιά , -ᾶς ,

(< ὀρέγω ),

the length of the outstretched arms, a fathom: Acts 27:28.†

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

For this word preceded by ἐκ in Mark 9:21 = ";from childhood"; (classic. ἐκ παιδός), cf. Chrest. I. 176.17 (mid. i/A.D.) ἐξ [οἰ ]κόθεν.


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οργυιας οργυιάς ὀργυιὰς orguias orgyiàs
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