Surtis

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 4950 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
Suvrtißfrom (4951)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
SurtisNone
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
soor'-tis Noun Feminine
Definition
  1. Syrtis, the name of two places in the African or Libyan Sea between Carthage and Cyrenaicia, full of shallows and sandbanks, and therefore destructive to ships; the western Syrtis, between the islands Cercina and Meninx (or the promontories of Zeitha and Brachodes), was called Syris minor, the eastern (extending from the promontories of Cephalae on the west to that of Boreum on the east) was called Syris major; this latter must be the one referred to in Acts 27:17, for upon this the ship in which Paul was sailing might easily be cast after leaving Crete
King James Word Usage - Total: 1
quicksands 1
KJV Verse Count
Acts1


Total1
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 Surtis". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .