4608. sikera
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sikera: fermented liquor
Original Word: σίκερα, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Indeclinable, Other Type
Transliteration: sikera
Phonetic Spelling: (sik'-er-ah)
Short Definition: intoxicating drink
Definition: intoxicating drink.

HELPS word-Studies

4608 síkera (a transliteration of the Hebrew 7941/shēkhār, "alcoholic drink") – any fermented, intoxicating drink (sometimes made from grapes); "strong drink, fermented from fruits, grain, dates or honey, i.e. not distilled alcoholic beverages "such as whiskey, gin, and vodka, which were not known in the ancient world" (L & N, 1, 6.200).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin shekar
fermented liquor
NASB Translation
liquor (1).

STRONGS NT 4608: σίκερα

σίκερα, τό (Hebrew שֵׁכָר (rather, according to Kautzsch (Gram., p. 11) for שִׁכְרָא (properly, σικρα) the stative emphatic of שְׁכַר (literally, 'intoxicating' drink))), indeclinable (Winers Grammar, 68 (66); Buttmann, 24 (21)) (yet Eusebius, praep. evang. 6, 10, 8 has a genitive σικερος (and Sophocles in his Lex. quotes from Cyrill. Alex. 1, 1041 d. (edited by Migne) a genitive σικερατος), strong drink, an intoxicating beverage, different from wine (except in Numbers 28:7 (cf. Isaiah 28:7)); it was a factitious product, made of a mixture of sweet ingredients, whether derived from grain and vegetables, or from the juice of fruits (dates), or a decoction of honey: Luke 1:15 (Leviticus 10:9; Numbers 6:3; Deuteronomy 14:25 (); , etc.; the same Hebrew word is rendered also by μέθυσμα, Judges 13:4, 7, 14; Micah 2:11). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Wein, künstlicher; (B. D., under the word ).

strong drink.

Of Hebrew origin (shekar); an intoxicant, i.e. Intensely fermented liquor -- strong drink.

see HEBREW shekar

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