4501. rhomphaia
Lexical Summary
rhomphaia: Rompha, Rephan, the name of an Eg. god
Original Word: ῥομφαία
Transliteration: rhomphaia
Phonetic Spelling: (hrom-fah'-yah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Rompha, Rephan, the name of an Eg. god
Meaning: Rompha, Rephan, the name of an Egyptian god
Strong's Concordance

Probably of foreign origin; a sabre, i.e. A long and broad cutlass (any weapon of the kind, literally or figuratively) -- sword.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4501: ῤομφαία

ῤομφαία, ῤομφαίας, , a large sword; properly, a long Thracian javelin (cf. Rich, Dict. of Antiq. under the word Rhompaea); also a kind of long sword usually worn on the right shoulder (Hesychius ῤομφαία. Θρακιον ἀμυντηριον, μάχαιρα, ξίφος ἀκόντιον μακρόν; (Suidas 3223 c. (cf. ῥεμβω to revolve, vibrate)); cf. Plutarch, Aemil. 18); (A. V. sword): Revelation 1:16; Revelation 2:12, 16; Revelation 6:8; Revelation 19:15, 21; σου δέ αὐτῆς τήν ψυχήν διελεύσεται ῤομφαία, a figure for 'extreme anguish shall fill (pierce, as it were) thy soul', Luke 2:35, where cf. Kuinoel. (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 12, 4; 7, 12, 1; in Ev. Nicod. 26 the archangel Michael, keeper of Paradise, is called φλογινη ῤομφαία. Very often in the Sept. for חֶרֶב; often also in the O. T. Apocrypha.)


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