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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4686  
Original WordWord Origin
speiraof immed. Latin origin, but ultimately a derivative of (138) in the sense of its cognate (1507)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
spi'-rah   Noun Feminine
  1. anything rolled into a circle or ball, anything wound, rolled up, folded together
  2. a military cohort
    1. the tenth part of legion
      1. about 600 men i.e. legionaries
      2. if auxiliaries either 500 or 1000
      3. a maniple, or the thirtieth part of a legion
    2. any band, company, or detachment, of soldiers
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 7
cohort 7
NAS Verse Count

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Speira". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.