1430. dóma
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dóma: a house, a housetop
Original Word: δῶμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: dóma
Phonetic Spelling: (do'-mah)
Short Definition: the top of the house
Definition: the roof (of a house), the top of the house.

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1430 dṓma (from demō, "to build a house") – the roof-area of a flat-roof house. Flat housetops were ideal on hot summer nights for sleeping and passing on information "from one housetop to another."

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from demó (to build)
a house, a housetop
NASB Translation
housetop (4), housetops (2), roof (1).

STRONGS NT 1430: δῶμα

δῶμα, δώματος, τό (δέμω, to build);

1. a building, house, (Homer and following).

2. a part of a building, dining-room, hall, (Homer and following).

3. in the Script. equivalent to γααγ house-top, roof (Winer's Grammar, 23): Matthew 24:17; Mark 13:15; Luke 5:19; Luke 17:31. The house-tops of the Orientals were (and still are) level, and were frequented not only for walking but also for meditation and prayer: Acts 10:3; hence, ἐπί δωμάτων, on the house-tops, i. e. in public: Matthew 10:27; Luke 12:3; ἐπί τό δῶμα ... κατ' ὀφθαλμούς παντός Ἰσραήλ, 2 Samuel 16:22.


From demo (to build); properly, an edifice, i.e. (specially) a roof -- housetop.

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