speira <4686>

speira speira

Pronunciation:spi'-rah
Origin:of immed. Latin origin, but ultimately a derivative of 138 in the sense of its cognate 1507
Reference:-
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:speira 1, speiran 3, speirhv 3
In NET:cohort 3, Cohort 2, a squad of soldiers 1, squad of soldiers 1
In AV:band 7
Count:7
Definition:1) anything rolled into a circle or ball, anything wound, rolled up,
folded together
2) a military cohort
2a) the tenth part of legion
2a1) about 600 men i.e. legionaries
2a2) if auxiliaries either 500 or 1000
2a3) a maniple, or the thirtieth part of a legion
2b) any band, company, or detachment, of soldiers
of immediate Latin origin, but ultimately a derivative of 138 in the
sense of its cognate 1507; a coil (spira, "spire"), i.e.
(figuratively) a mass of men (a Roman military cohort; also (by
analogy) a squad of Levitical janitors):-band.
see GREEK for 1507
see GREEK for 138

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