architriklinos: the superintendent of a banquetOriginal Word: ἀρχιτρίκλινος, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
master of the feastDefinition:
master of ceremonies at a dinner, master of the feast.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and triklinos (a dining room with three couches)Definition
the superintendent of a banquetNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 755: ἀρχιτρίκλινοςἀρχιτρίκλινος
), a room with three couches)), the superintendent of a dining-room,
: John 2:8
f (cf. B. D.
under the word ). It differs from the master of a feast, συμποσιαρχης, toast-master, who was one of the guests selected by lot to prescribe to the rest the mode of drinking; cf. Sir. 35:1 (Sir. 32:1). But it was the duty of the ἀρχιτρίκλινος to place in order the tables and couches, arrange the courses, taste the food and wine beforehand, etc. (Heliodorus 7, 27) (Some regard the distinction between the two words as obliterated in later Greek; cf. Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, and Schaff's Lange's Commentary on John, the passage cited.)<1>
governor of the feast.
From arche and a compound of treis and klino (a dinner-bed, because composed of three couches); director of the entertainment -- governor (ruler) of the feast.
see GREEK arche
see GREEK treis
see GREEK klino