cholé: gall (a bitter herb)Original Word: χολή, ῆς, ἡPart of Speech:
gall, bitter herbsDefinition:
gall, bitter herbs.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
gall (a bitter herb)NASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5521: χολήχολή
(equivalent to χόλος
, from χέω
to pour out (now thought to be connected with χλόη
, etc. 'yellowish green'; cf. Curtius
, § 200; Vanicek
, p. 247)), first found in Archilochus
(<799-700 b.c.="">8th century B.C.), afterward in Aeschylus and following.
1. bile, gall: Matthew 27:34 (cf. the Sept. Psalm 68:22<10> ()) (cf. B. D., under the word Gall); Acts 8:23 (on which see πικρία); for מְרֵרָה, Job 16:13. 799-700>
2. in the O. T. it is also used of other bitter things; for לַעֲנָה, wormwood, Proverbs 5:4; Lamentations 3:15; hence, some understand the word in Matthew 27:34 to mean myrrh, on account of Mark 15:23; but see σμυρνίζω, 2; (B. D. as above).<1> 10>
Feminine of an equivalent perhaps akin to the same as Chloe (from the greenish hue); "gall" or bile, i.e. (by analogy) poison or an anodyne (wormwood, poppy, etc.) -- gall.