4411. prōtoklisia
Lexical Summary
prōtoklisia: the chief place (at the table)
Original Word: πρωτοκλισία
Transliteration: prōtoklisia
Phonetic Spelling: (pro-tok-lis-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: the chief place (at the table)
Meaning: the chief place (at the table)
Strong's Concordance
chief place, seat of honor

From protos and klisia; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the dinner-bed, i.e. Preeminence at meals -- chief (highest, uppermost) room.

see GREEK protos

see GREEK klisia

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4411: πρωτοκλισία

πρωτοκλισία, πρωτοκλισίας, (πρῶτος and κλισία), the first reclining-place, the chief place, at table (cf. Rich, Dict. of Rom. and Greek Antiq. under the phrase,lectus tricliniaris; the relative rank of the several places at table varied among Persians, Greeks, and Romans; and what arrangement was currently followed by the Jews in Christ's day can hardly, perhaps, be determined; (yet see Edersheim. Jesus the Messiah, ii., pp. 207f 494)): Matthew 23:6; Mark 12:39; Luke 11:43 Lachmann in brackets; . (Ecclesiastical writings).


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