5503. chéra
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chéra: a widow
Original Word: χήρα, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: chéra
Phonetic Spelling: (khay'-rah)
Short Definition: a widow
Definition: a widow.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a widow
NASB Translation
widow (13), widows (11), widows' (3).

STRONGS NT 5503: χήρα

χήρα, χήρας, (feminine of the adjective χῆρος, 'bereft'; akin to χέρσος, sterile, barren, and the Latincareo (but cf. Curtius, § 192)), from Homer, Iliad 6, 408 down, the Sept. for אַלְמָנָה, a widow: Matthew 23:14-13Rec.; Mark 12:40, 42; Luke 2:37; Luke 4:25; Luke 7:12; Luke 18:3, 5; Luke 20:47; Luke 21:2; Acts 6:1; Acts 9:39, 41; 1 Corinthians 7:8; 1 Timothy 5:3-5, 9, 11, 16; James 1:27; with γυνή added (2 Samuel 14:5, and often in the Greek writings from Homer, Iliad 2, 289 down), Luke 4:26; a city stripped of inhabitants and riches is represented under the figure of a widow, Revelation 18:7.


Feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of chasma through the idea of deficiency; a widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively -- widow.

see GREEK chasma

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