3087. lychnia
Lexical Summary
lychnia: a lampstand
Original Word: λυχνία
Transliteration: lychnia
Phonetic Spelling: (lookh-nee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a lampstand
Meaning: a lampstand
Strong's Concordance

From luchnos; a lamp-stand (literally or figuratively) -- candlestick.

see GREEK luchnos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3087: λυχνία

λυχνία, λυχνίας, , a later Greek word for the earlier λυχνίον, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 313f; (Wetstein (1752) on Matthew 5:15; Winers Grammar, 24); the Sept. for מְנורָה; a (candlestick) lampstand, candelabrum: Matthew 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; (Luke 11:33); Hebrews 9:2; the two eminent prophets who will precede Christ's return from heaven in glory are likened to 'candlesticks,' Revelation 11:4 (Buttmann, 81 (70); Winer's Grammar, 536 (499)); to the seven 'candlesticks' (Exodus 25:37 (A. V. lamps; cf. B. D. (especially the American edition), under the word )) also the seven more conspicuous churches of Asia are compared in Revelation 1:12f, 20; Revelation 2:1; κινεῖν τήν λυχνίαν τίνος (ἐκκλησίας) ἐκ τοῦ τόπου αὐτῆς, to move a church out of the place which it has hitherto held among the churches; to take it out of the number of churches, remove it altogether, Revelation 2:5.


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