5521. cholé
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cholé: gall (a bitter herb)
Original Word: χολή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: cholé
Phonetic Spelling: (khol-ay')
Short Definition: gall, bitter herbs
Definition: gall, bitter herbs.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
gall (a bitter herb)
NASB Translation
gall (2).

STRONGS NT 5521: χολή

χολή, χολῆς, (equivalent to χόλος, from χέω to pour out (now thought to be connected with χλόη, χλωρός, etc. 'yellowish green'; cf. Curtius, § 200; Vanicek, p. 247)), first found in Archilochus (8th century B.C.), afterward in Aeschylus and following.

1. bile, gall: Matthew 27:34 (cf. the Sept. Psalm 68:22 ()) (cf. B. D., under the word Gall); Acts 8:23 (on which see πικρία); for מְרֵרָה, Job 16:13.

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).


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.

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