machaira <3162>

macaira machaira

Pronunciation:makh'-ahee-rah
Origin:from a presumed derivative of 3163
Reference:TDNT - 4:524,572
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:macaira 2, macairai 1, macairan 12, macairh 5, macairhv 4, macairwn 5
In NET:sword 17, swords 7, of sword 2, a sword 2, with a sword 1
In AV:sword 29
Count:29
Definition:1) a large knife, used for killing animals and cutting up flesh
2) a small sword, as distinguished from a large sword
2a) curved sword, for a cutting stroke
2b) a straight sword, for thrusting
probably feminine of a presumed derivative of 3163; a knife, i.e.
dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment:-sword.
see GREEK for 3163

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