5482. charax
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charax: a pointed stake, a rampart
Original Word: χάραξ, ακός, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: charax
Phonetic Spelling: (khar'-ax)
Short Definition: a mound for besieging
Definition: a palisade, mound for besieging.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as charagma
a pointed stake, a rampart
NASB Translation
barricade (1).

STRONGS NT 5482: χάραξ

χάραξ, χαρακος, (χαράσσω);

1. a pale or stake, a palisade ((Aristophanes, Demosthenes, others)).

2. a palisade or rampart (i. e. pales between which earth, stones, trees and timbers are heaped and packed together): Luke 19:43 (Isaiah 37:33; Ezekiel 4:2; Ezekiel 26:8; Polybius; Josephus, Vita43; Arrian exp. Alex. 2, 19, 9; Plutarch, others).


From charasso (to sharpen to a point; akin to grapho through the idea of scratching); a stake, i.e. (by implication) a palisade or rampart (military mound for circumvallation in a siege) -- trench.

see GREEK grapho

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