755. architriklinos
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architriklinos: the superintendent of a banquet
Original Word: ἀρχιτρίκλινος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: architriklinos
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-khee-tree'-klee-nos)
Short Definition: master of the feast
Definition: master of ceremonies at a dinner, master of the feast.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from archó and triklinos (a dining room with three couches)
the superintendent of a banquet
NASB Translation
headwaiter (3).

STRONGS NT 755: ἀρχιτρίκλινος

ἀρχιτρίκλινος, ἀρχιτρικλινου, (τρικλινον (or τρίκλινος (namely, οἶκος), a room with three couches)), the superintendent of a dining-room, a τρικλιναρχης, table-master: John 2:8f (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.)

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

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