hualos: a clear transparent stone, glassOriginal Word: ὕαλος, ου, ἡPart of Speech:
glass, crystal, clear transparent stone.
5194 hýalos – glass. 5194 (hýalos) refers to any transparent substance (like crystal), i.e. "see-through stones." On both of its occasions in the NT, 5194 ("pure, transparent glass") refers to the New Jerusalem – "apparently a metaphor (personification) of all the glorified saints, serving as the eternal dwelling place of God" (G. Archer).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
probably of foreign originDefinition
a clear transparent stone, glassNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5194: ὕαλοςὕαλος
(probably allied with ὑει
(which see); hence, 'rain-drop', Curtius
, 9604; Vanicek
, p. 1046; but others make it of Egyptian origin (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word)), from Herodotus
((3, 24) who writes ὕελος
; (cf. Winer
's Grammar, 22)) down;
1. any stone transparent like glass.
2. glass: Revelation 21:18, 21.<1>
Perhaps from the same as huetos (as being transparent like rain); glass -- glass.
see GREEK huetos