Stauros

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 4716 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
stauroßfrom the base of (2476)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Stauros7:572,1071
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
stow-ros' Noun Masculine
Definition
  1. an upright stake, esp. a pointed one
  2. a cross
    1. a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the Phoenicians; to it were affixed among the Romans, down to the time of Constantine the Great, the guiltiest criminals, particularly the basest slaves, robbers, the authors and abetters of insurrections, and occasionally in the provinces, at the arbitrary pleasure of the governors, upright and peaceable men also, and even Roman citizens themselves
    2. the crucifixion which Christ underwent
NAS Word Usage - Total: 27
cross 27
NAS Verse Count
Matthew5
Mark4
Luke3
John4
1 Corinthians2
Galatians3
Ephesians1
Philippians2
Colossians2
Hebrews1


Total27
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 Stauros". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.