4688. spekoulatór
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spekoulatór: a scout, by ext. an executioner
Original Word: σπεκουλάτωρ, ορος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: spekoulatór
Phonetic Spelling: (spek-oo-lat'-ore)
Short Definition: a body-guardsman, an executioner
Definition: a body-guardsman; an executioner.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Latin origin
a scout, by ext. an executioner
NASB Translation
executioner (1).

STRONGS NT 4688: σπεκουλάτωρ

σπεκουλάτωρ, σπεκουλατορος (R G σπεκουλατορος (cf. Tdf. on Mark as below)), (the Latin wordspeculator), a looker-out, spy, scout; under the emperors an attendant and member of the body-guard, employed as messengers, watchers, and executioners (Seneca, de ira 1, 16centurio supplicio praepositus codere gladium speculatorem jubet; also de benef. 3, 25); the name is transferred to an attendant of Herod Antipas that acted as executioner: Mark 6:27. Cf. Keim, ii., 512 (English translation, 4:219; J. W. Golling in Thes. Nov. etc. ii., p. 405f.)


Of Latin origin; a speculator, i.e. Military scout (spy or (by extension) life-guardsman) -- executioner.

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