2563. kalamos
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kalamos: a reed
Original Word: κάλαμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kalamos
Phonetic Spelling: (kal'-am-os)
Short Definition: a reed, reed-pen
Definition: a reed; a reed-pen, reed-staff, measuring rod.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a reed
NASB Translation
measuring rod (2), pen (1), reed (8), rod (1).

STRONGS NT 2563: κάλαμος

κάλαμος, καλάμου, , from Pindar down, Latincalamus, i. e.

a. a reed: Matthew 11:7; Matthew 12:20 (from Isaiah 42:3); Luke 7:24.

b. a staff made of a reed, a reed-staff (as in 2 Kings 18:21): Matthew 27:29f, 48; Mark 15:19, 36.

c. a measuring reed or rod: Revelation 11:1; Revelation 21:15f (Ezekiel 40:3-6; Ezekiel 42:16-19).

d. a writer's reed, a pen: 3 John 1:13; (see Gardthausen, Griech. Palaeogr., p. 71f).

pen, reed.

Or uncertain affinity; a reed (the plant or its stem, or that of a similar plant); by implication, a pen -- pen, reed.

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