krithé: barleyOriginal Word: κριθή, ῆς, ἡPart of Speech:
2915 krithḗ – barley, the grain eaten by the common person, i.e. "poor man's bread" as opposed to using the more expensive grain (wheat). Barley was used "principally as food for horses" (Zod, Dict).
(Rev 6:6) – Unlike annual crops, olives and grapes take years to recover once devastated. The destruction of the oil and wine emphatically then conveys ongoing famine.
[A quart of wheat was the usual amount of food a working man ate per day.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2915: κριθήκριθή
(in Greek writings (from Homer
down) only in plural αἱ κριθαί
), the Sept.
: Revelation 6:6 κριθῆς R G
, κριθῶν L T Tr WH
Of uncertain derivation; barley -- barley.