205. akrothinion
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akrothinion: the top of a heap, i.e. the best of the spoils
Original Word: ἀκροθίνιον, ίου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: akrothinion
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-roth-in'-ee-on)
Short Definition: spoil, treasure
Definition: (lit: top of a heap), first-fruits, spoil, treasure (taken in war).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as akron and this (a heap)
the top of a heap, i.e. the best of the spoils
NASB Translation
choicest spoils (1).

STRONGS NT 205: ἀκροθίνιον

ἀκροθίνιον, , τό (from ἄκρος extreme, and θίς, genitive θινός, a heap; extremity, topmost part of a heap), generally in plural τά ἀκροθίνια the first-fruits, whether of crops or of spoils (among the Greeks customarily selected from the topmost part of the heaps and offered to the gods, Xenophon, Cyril 7, 5, 35); in the Bible only once: Hebrews 7:4, of booty. (Pindar, Aeschylus, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, others.)


From akron and this (a heap); properly (in the plural) the top of the heap, i.e. (by implication) best of the booty -- spoils.

see GREEK akron

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