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Entry for Strong's #4701 - σπορά

Word Origin
from (4687)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. seed
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2232 ‑ זָרַע (zaw‑rah');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σπορ-ά, ἡ, ( σπείρω ) sowing of seed, σπερμάτων Pl. Amat. 134e: hence metaph., μαθημάτων εἰς ψυχήν ibid. of children, σπορᾶς γε μὴν ἐκ τῆσδε from this origin, A. Pr. 871; τοιοῦτος ὢν τοιῷδ' ὀνειδίζεις σποράν; his origin, birth . . ? S. Aj. 1298; procreation, παίδων, γένους, Pl. Lg. 729c, 783a; τὴν Ῥωμύλου ς . begetting, Plu. 2.320b, cf. Ptol. Tetr. 103, 105 .

2. seed-time, sowing-time, ἀπὸ τῆς ς . Thphr. HP 8.2.6; δεκέτεσιν σποραῖσιν in the tenth seed-time, i.e. year, E. El. 1152 (lyr.).

II seed, 1 Peter 1:23, PLeid.W. 11.50; field sown, ξηρὰ ς . dry land, dub. l. in E. Andr. 637; ς. δράκοντος ground sown with the dragon's teeth, S. Ant. 1125 (lyr.). of persons, seed, offspring, Id. Tr. 316, 420; γυναῖκα καὶ τέκνων . . σποράν Men. 598: pl., young ones, dub. in E. Cyc. 56: generally, θῆλυς ς . the female race, Id. Hec. 659; θήλεια ς . Id. Tr. 503 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σπορά, σπορᾶς, (σπείρω, 2 perfect ἐσπορα), seed: 1 Peter 1:23 ((equivalent to a sowing, figuratively, origin, etc., from Aeschylus, Plato down)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σπορά , -ᾶς ,

(< σπείρω ),

[in LXX: 2 Kings 19:29 (H2232), 1 Maccabees 10:30*;]

1. a sowing.

2. seedtime.

3. seed sown (of human offspring, Soph., Tr., 316, 420): 1 Peter 1:23

(cf. σπέρμα , and v. Milligan, NTD, 105 f.).†

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

";yoke together,"; ";join"; : P Giss I. 34.3 (A.D. 265–6) (= Archiv v. p. 137) συνεζ ̣ευγμένων τῶν γενομένων ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ ὑπομνημάτων, and Wünsch AF p. 20.75 (iii/A.D.) εἴ τις ἄλλος ἵππος τούτοις μέλλει συνζεύγνυσθαι.

The verb is used metaph. of union in wedlock, as in Matthew 19:6, Mark 10:9, in P Flor I. 36.9 (beg. iv/A.D.) τοὺς παῖδας [συ ]νέ [ζ ]ευξα, and Kaibel 372.22 (c. iv/A.D.)—

Κυριακὸν γὰρ ἐ [γ ]ὼ λιπόμην ἐφ᾽ ἐλπίσι ταύτης, Νόννης γαμετῆς συνζευχθῆναι θαλάμῳ.


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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