2847. kokkinos
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kokkinos: scarlet
Original Word: κόκκινος, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kokkinos
Phonetic Spelling: (kok'-kee-nos)
Short Definition: crimson
Definition: crimson, scarlet, dyed with Kermes (coccum), the female coccus of the Kermes oak.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kokkos
NASB Translation
scarlet (6).

STRONGS NT 2847: κόκκινος

κόκκινος, κοκκινη, κόκκινον (from κόκκος a kernel, the grain or berry of the ilex coccifera; these berries are the clusters of eggs of a female insect, the kermes ((cf. English carmine, crimson)), and when collected and pulverized produce a red which was used in dyeing, Pliny, h. n. 9, 41, 65; 16, 8, 12; 24, 4), crimson, scarlet-colored: Matthew 27:28; Hebrews 9:19; Revelation 17:3. neuter as a substantive equivalent to scarlet cloth or clothing: Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12, 16 (Genesis 38:28; Exodus 25:4; Leviticus 14:4, 6; Joshua 2:18; 2 Samuel 1:24; 2 Chronicles 2:7, 14; Plutarch, Fab. 15; φόρειν κόκκινα, scarlet robes, Epictetus diss. 4, 11, 34; ἐν κοκκινοις περιπατεῖν, 3, 22, 10). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Carmesin; Roskoff in Schenkel i., p. 501f; Kamphausen in Riehm, p. 220; (B. D. under the word Colors, II. 3).

scarlet, crimson

From kokkos (from the kernel-shape of the insect); crimson-colored -- scarlet (colour, coloured).

see GREEK kokkos

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