2223. zóné
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zóné: a belt
Original Word: ζώνη, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: zóné
Phonetic Spelling: (dzo'-nay)
Short Definition: a girdle, belt, purse
Definition: a girdle, belt, waistband; because the purse was kept there, also: a purse.

HELPS word-Studies

2223 zṓnē – a belt (waistband), pulled tightly to remove all the slack from a garment. 2223 /zṓnē ("a belt") was tied around the mid-section – hence, called "a girdle" in the KJV.

[2223 /zṓnē ("a belt") was often hollow to be used as a money-belt – therefore also called a "purse" in the KJV.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from zónnumi
a belt
NASB Translation
belt (5), belts (1), money belts (1), sash (1), sashes (1).

STRONGS NT 2223: ζώνη

ζώνη, ζώνης, (ζώννυμι (from Homer down), a girdle, belt, serving not only to gird on flowing garments, Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; Acts 21:11; Revelation 1:13; Revelation 15:6; but also, since it was hollow, to carry money in (A. V. purse): Matthew 10:9; Mark 6:8; Plutarch, mor., p. 665 b. quaest. conviv. 4:2, 3, 2; argentum in zonis habentes, Livy 33, 29. (B. D. under the word .)

belt, pocket, purse

Probably akin to the base of zugos; a belt; by implication, a pocket -- girdle, purse.

see GREEK zugos

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