1) a fortified place provided with a garrison, a station for a guard or garrison
2) a preservative or safeguard , an amulet. The Jews used this word to describe small strips of parchment on which were written the following passages of the law of Moses, Exo 13:1-10, Exo 13:11-16; Deu 6:4-9; and Deu 11:13-21
Part of Speech: noun neuter
Neuter of a derivative of G5442; a guard case, that is, "phylactery" for wearing slips of Scripture texts: - phylactery.