1) the first reclining place, the chief place at table
2) the relative rank of the several places at table varied among the Persians, Greeks, and Romans; and what arrangements the Jews had in the time of Christ can not be accurately determined
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 6:870, 965
From G4413 and G2828; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the dinner bed, that is, preeminence at meals: - chief (highest, uppermost) room.