3162: μάχαιρα

Noun, Feminine


Dodson dictionary

G3162 μάχαιρα, ας, ἡ

Transliteration: máchaira

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Feminine

Definition: a sword.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G3162 μάχαιρα

Transliteration: máchaira

Derivation: probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163;

Definition: a knife, i.e. dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

μάχαιρα

G3162 

Occurrences in the NT: 29

μάχαιρα, -ης
(Att. -ας; v. WH, App., 156a; Bl., § 7, 1), , [in LXX chiefly for חֶרֶב; also for מַאֲכֶלֶת, etc.;]
1. (in Hom., al.) a large knife or dirk, for sacrificial purposes (Ge 22:6, 10, Jg 19:29 A).
2. a short sword or dagger (as disting. from ῥομφαία, a large broad sword and ξίφος, a straight sword for thrusting): Mt 26:47 ff., Mk 14:43, 47, 48, Lk 22:36 ff., Jo 18:10, 11 Ac 16:27, He 11:37, Re 6:4 13:10, 14; στόμα μαχαίρης (as in Heb. פִּה חֶרֶב, Ge 34:26, al.), the edge of the sword: Lk 21:24, He 11:34; μ. δίστομος, He 4:12; ἀναιρεῖν μαχαίρῃ, Ac 12:2; τὴν μ. φορεῖν, Ro 13:4. Metaph., Mt 10:34 (opp. to εἰρήνη), Ro 8:35; μ. τοῦ πνεύματος, Eph 6:17.†

From: Abbott-Smith, George, "A Manual Greek-English Lexicon of the Greek New Testament", 1922. Public Domain.

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Occurrences in the Greek New Testament

Text: Nestle's 1904 edition