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Lexicon :: Strong's G2978 - lailaps

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λαῖλαψ
Transliteration
lailaps (Key)
Pronunciation
lah'-ee-laps
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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Strong’s Definitions

λαῖλαψ laîlaps, lah'-ee-laps; of uncertain derivation; a whirlwind (squall):—storm, tempest.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's G2978 in the following manner: storm (2x), tempest (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's G2978 in the following manner: storm (2x), tempest (1x).
  1. a whirlwind, a tempestuous wind

  2. a violent attack of wind, a squall

    1. never a single gust nor a steady blowing wind, however violent, but a storm breaking forth from black thunder clouds in furious gusts, with floods of rain, and throwing everything topsy-turvy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
λαῖλαψ laîlaps, lah'-ee-laps; of uncertain derivation; a whirlwind (squall):—storm, tempest.
STRONGS NT 2978: λαῖλαψ
λαῖλαψ ((L T Tr WH) not λαῖλαψ (Griesbach), cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 e.; Lipsius, Grammat. Untersuch., p. 37f; (Chandler § 620; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101)), λαίλαπος, (masculine in א* Mark 4:37; cf. Thomas Magister, Ritschl edition, p. 226, 4), a whirlwind, tempestuous wind: 2 Peter 2:17; λαῖλαψ ἀνέμου (cf. German Sturmwind; ἄνεμος σύν λαίλαπι πολλή, Homer, Iliad 17, 57), a violent attack of wind (A. V. a storm of wind), a squall ((see below)), Mark 4:37; Luke 8:23. (The Sept., Job 21:18; Job 38:1; Wis. 5:15, 24; Sir. 48:9.) (According to Schmidt (chapter 55 § 13), λαῖλαψ is never a single gust, nor a steadily blowing wind, however violent; but a storm breaking forth from black thunder-clouds in furious gusts, with floods of rain, and throwing everything topsy-turvy; according to Aristotle, de mund. 4, p. 395{a}, 7 it is 'a whirlwind revolving from below upward.')
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Job
21:18; 38:1
Mark
4:37; 4:37
Luke
8:23
2 Peter
2:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2978 matches the Greek λαῖλαψ (lailaps),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And a fierce gale G2978 of wind *developed, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:23 - But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce G2978 gale G2978 of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:17 - These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm G2978, for whom the [fn]black darkness has been reserved.

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