prótoklisia: the chief place (at the table)Original Word: πρωτοκλισία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
the chief place at a banquetDefinition:
the chief place at a banquet or table.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
the chief place (at the table)NASB Translation
place of honor (2), places of honor (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4411: πρωτοκλισίαπρωτοκλισία
), the first reclining-place, the chief place,
at table (cf. Rich, Dict. of Rom. and Greek Antiq. under the phrase,lectus tricliniaris
; the relative rank of the several places at table varied among Persians, Greeks, and Romans; and what arrangement was currently followed by the Jews in Christ's day can hardly, perhaps, be determined; (yet see Edersheim. Jesus the Messiah, ii., pp. 207f 494)): Matthew 23:6
; Mark 12:39
; Luke 11:43
Lachmann in brackets; . (Ecclesiastical writings).<1>
chief place, seat of honor
From protos and klisia; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the dinner-bed, i.e. Preeminence at meals -- chief (highest, uppermost) room.
see GREEK protos
see GREEK klisia