kómos: a village festival, revelOriginal Word: κῶμος, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a feasting, revelingDefinition:
a feasting, reveling, carousal.
2970 kṓmos (originally, village-merrymaking that took place at the gathering of the grapes, Souter) – a riotous party (drunken feast) which hosted unbridled sexual immorality; hence, revelings (debauched "partying").
[2970 (kṓmos) had the original meaning, " 'a carousal,' such as a party of revelers parading the streets, or revels held in religious ceremonies, wild, furious, and ecstatic" (K. Wuest, Word Studies, Vol 2, Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter, 112).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a village festival, revelNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2970: κῶμοςκῶμος
; accordingly equivalent to German Gelag
; cf. Curtius
, § 45); from (Homer
h. Merc., Theognis
down; a revel, carousal,
i. e. in the Greek writings properly, a nocturnal and riotous procession of half-drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper parade through the streets with torches and music in honor of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before the houses of their male and female friends; hence, used generally, of feasts and drinking-parties that are protracted till late at night and indulge in revelry
; plural (revellings): Romans 13:13
; Galatians 5:21
; 1 Peter 4:3
. (Wis. 14:23; 2 Macc. 6:4.) (Trench
, § lxi.)<1>
From keimai; a carousal (as if letting loose) -- revelling, rioting.
see GREEK keimai