5491. cheilos
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cheilos: a lip, an edge
Original Word: χεῖλος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: cheilos
Phonetic Spelling: (khi'-los)
Short Definition: a lip, mouth, shore
Definition: a lip, mouth, shore, edge, brink; meton: language, dialect.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a lip, an edge
NASB Translation
lips (6).

STRONGS NT 5491: χεῖλος

χεῖλος, χείλους, τό, genitive plural in the uncontracted form χειλέων (Hebrews 13:15; see ὄρος) (χέω equivalent to ΧΑΩ, χαίνω), from Homer down, the Sept. for שָׂפָה, a lip;

a. in the N. T. of the speaking mouth (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32): Matthew 15:8; Mark vil. 6; Romans 3:13; 1 Corinthians 14:21; Hebrews 13:15 (on which see καρπός, 2 c.); 1 Peter 3:10.

b. metaphorically: χεῖλος τῆς θαλάσσης, the seashore, Hebrews 11:12 (Genesis 22:17; Exodus 7:15; Exodus 14:30, etc.; of the shore of a lake, Josephus, b. j. 3, 10, 7; of the banks of rivers, Herodotus 2 (70). 94; (Aristotle, de mirab. aud. 46; 150; cf. hist. an. 6, 16, p. 570a, 22); Polybius 3, 14, 6; (cf. Winer's Grammar, pp. 18, 30)).

lip, shore.

From a form of the same as chasma; a lip (as a pouring place); figuratively, a margin (of water) -- lip, shore.

see GREEK chasma

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