4411. prótoklisia
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prótoklisia: the chief place (at the table)
Original Word: πρωτοκλισία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prótoklisia
Phonetic Spelling: (pro-tok-lis-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: the chief place at a banquet
Definition: the chief place at a banquet or table.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from prótos and klisia
the chief place (at the table)
NASB Translation
place of honor (2), places of honor (3).

STRONGS NT 4411: πρωτοκλισία

πρωτοκλισία, πρωτοκλισίας, (πρῶτος and κλισία), 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).

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.

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