4639. skia
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skia: shadow
Original Word: σκιά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: skia
Phonetic Spelling: (skee'-ah)
Short Definition: a shadow, thick darkness, an outline
Definition: a shadow, shade, thick darkness, an outline.

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4639 skiá – properly, the shadow of a looming presence; (figuratively) a spiritual reality (good or bad) relating to God's light or spiritual darkness.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
shade (1), shadow (6).

STRONGS NT 4639: σκιά

σκιά, σκιᾶς, ((see σκηνή, at the beginning)), from Homer down, the Sept. for צֵל;

a. properly, shadow, i. e. shade caused by the interception of the light: Mark 4:32 (cf. Ezekiel 17:23); Acts 5:15; σκιά θανάτου, shadow of death (like umbra mortis, Ovid. metam. 5, 191, and umbra Erebi, Vergil Aen. 4, 26; 6, 404), 'the densest darkness' (because from of old Hades had been regarded as enveloped in thick darkness), tropically, the thick darkness of error (i. e. spiritual death; see θάνατος, 1): Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79 (from Isaiah 9:1, where צַלְמָוֶת).

b. a shadow, i. e. an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object: opposed to σῶμα, the thing itself, Colossians 2:17; hence, equivalent to a sketch, outline, adumbration, Hebrews 8:5; opposed to εἰκών, the 'express' likeness, the very image, Hebrews 10:1 (as in Cicero, de off. 3, 17, 69nos veri juris solidam et expresssam effigiem nullam tenemus, umbra et imaginibus utimur).


Apparently a primary word; "shade" or a shadow (literally or figuratively (darkness of error or an adumbration)) -- shadow.

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