5517. choikos
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choikos: earthy, made of dust
Original Word: χοϊκός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: choikos
Phonetic Spelling: (kho-ik-os')
Short Definition: earthy, made of earth
Definition: earthy, made of earth.

HELPS word-Studies

5517 xoikós (an adjective, derived from xoos, "made of earth, dust") – properly, earthy, dusty (made of dust); (figuratively) temporal, passing away; transient, "earthly." All four occasions of 5517 /xoikós ("of dust, earthly") occur in 1 Cor 15:47-49.

1 Corinthians 15: "The earthly" . . . incomplete without "the heavenly"

1 Cor 15:50: "Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable" (NASU).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chous
earthy, made of dust
NASB Translation
earthy (4).

STRONGS NT 5517: χοϊκός

χοϊκός, χοικη χοικον (χοῦς, which see), made of earth, earthy: 1 Corinthians 15:47-49. (γυμνοί τούτους τοῦ χοϊκοῦ βαρους, Anon. in Walz, Rhett. i., p. 613, 4; (Hippolytus haer. 10, 9, p. 314, 95).)


From choos; dusty or dirty (soil-like), i.e. (by implication) terrene -- earthy.

see GREEK choos

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