|Origin:||from the base of 2476|
|Reference:||TDNT - 7:572,1071|
|In Greek:||stauron 10, staurou 12, staurov 1, staurw 4|
|In NET:||cross 25, crosses 1, on a cross 1|
|In AV:||cross 28|
|Definition:||1) a cross
1a) a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious
punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the
Phoenicians; to it were affixed among the Romans, down to the
time of Constantine the Great, the guiltiest criminals,
particularly the basest slaves, robbers, the authors and
abetters of insurrections, and occasionally in the provinces,
at the arbitrary pleasure of the governors, upright and
peaceable men also, and even Roman citizens themselves
1b) the crucifixion which Christ underwent
2 an upright "stake", esp. a pointed one, used as such in fences or
from the base of 2476; a stake or post (as set upright), i.e.
(specially), a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment);
figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. self-denial; by implication, the
atonement of Christ:-cross.
see GREEK for 2476
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