2595. karphos
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karphos: a small dry stalk
Original Word: κάρφος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: karphos
Phonetic Spelling: (kar'-fos)
Short Definition: a dry stalk, chip of wood
Definition: a dry stalk, chip of wood, twig, splinter, chaff.

HELPS word-Studies

2595 kárphos – properly, a small particle (a splinter of straw or wood); "a dry stalk; a chip of wood" (Souter); something dry and light; a "chip or splinter, of the same material with the beam" (WS, 35).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from karphó (to dry up, wither)
a small dry stalk
NASB Translation
speck (6).

STRONGS NT 2595: κάρφος

κάρφος, καρφεος (καρφους), τό (from κάρφω to contract, dry up, wither), a dry stalk or twig, a straw; chaff (A. V. mote): Matthew 7:3-5; Luke 6:41f, where it figuratively denotes a smaller fault. (Genesis 8:11; in Greek writings from Aeschylus and Herodotus down.)

mote, speck

From karpho (to wither); a dry twig or straw -- mote.

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