3047. lips
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lips: the southwest wind
Original Word: λίψ, λιβός, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: lips
Phonetic Spelling: (leeps)
Short Definition: the south-west wind
Definition: the south-west wind, and thus the quarter from which it comes.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from leibó (to pour)
the southwest wind
NASB Translation
southwest (1).

STRONGS NT 3047: λίψ

λίψ, λιβός, (from λείβω (to pour forth), because it brings moisture);

1. the southwest wind: Herodotus 2, 25; Polybius 10, 10, 3; others.

2. the quarter of the heavens whence the southwest wind blows: Acts 27:12 (on which see βλέπω, 3 and κατά, II. 1 c.) (Genesis 13:14; Genesis 20:1; Numbers 2:10; Deuteronomy 33:23).


Probably from leibo (to pour a "libation"); the south(- west) wind (as bringing rain, i.e. (by extension) the south quarter) -- southwest.

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