phrear: a wellOriginal Word: φρέαρ, φρέατος, τόPart of Speech:
a pit, wellDefinition:
a pit, well, cistern.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a wellNASB Translation
pit (4), well (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5421: φρέαρφρέαρ
, from the Homer
hymn Cer. 99 and Herodotus
6, 119 down; the Sept.
and (in 1 Samuel 19:22
; 2 Samuel 3:26
; Jeremiah 48:7, 9<10> () בּור (a pit, cistern), a well: Luke 14:5; John 4:11f; φρέαρ τῆς ἀβύσσου, the pit of the abyss (because the nether world is thought to increase in size the further it extends from the surface of the earth and so to resemble a cistern, the orifice of which is narrow), Revelation 9:1f.<1>
Of uncertain derivation; a hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or holding water or other purposes), i.e. A cistern or well; figuratively, an abyss (as a prison) -- well, pit.