5557. chrusos
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chrusos: gold
Original Word: χρυσός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: chrusos
Phonetic Spelling: (khroo-sos')
Short Definition: anything made of gold
Definition: gold, anything made of gold, a gold coin.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 5557 xrysós (a masculine noun) – gold, used also as a symbol of profound purchasing power ("potential acquisition"). See 5553 (xrysion).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
gold (9).

STRONGS NT 5557: χρυσός

χρυσός, χρυσοῦ, , from Homer down, Hebrew זָהָב, gold ( ἐπί γῆς καί ὑπό γῆς, Plato, legg. 5, p. 728 a.): universally, Matthew 2:11; 1 Corinthians 3:12 (R G L (others χρυσίον, which see)); Revelation 9:7; equivalent to precious things made of gold, golden ornaments, Matthew 23:16; 1 Timothy 2:9 (here L WH text χρυσίον); James 5:3; Revelation 17:4 (L WH text χρυσίον); (L Tr text WH text χρυσίον); an image made of gold, Acts 17:29; stamped gold, gold coin, Matthew 10:9.


Perhaps from the base of chraomai (through the idea of the utility of the metal); gold; by extension, a golden article, as an ornament or coin -- gold.

see GREEK chraomai

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