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
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 4:524, 572
Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163; a knife, that is, dirk; figuratively war, judicial punishment: - sword.
|(φορέω τὴν μάχαιραν) have power to punish||38.3|
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University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
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