ostrakinos: earthenOriginal Word: ὀστράκινος, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (os-tra'-kin-os)
Short Definition: made of earth
Definition: made of clay, earthen.
3749 ostrákinos (the root of the English term, "ostraca," i.e. baked-clay shaped into pottery, etc.) – properly, made of clay (earth). 3749 /ostrákinos ("earthen, made of clay") is used metaphorically in 2 Cor 4:7 of the frail human body of believers – which serves as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
[3749 (ostrákinos) refers to anything made of baked clay, e.g. earthenware (clay vessels). Earthen (clay) jars were used for storage and as "writing pads" (for messages, contracts, wills, etc.).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from ostrakon (an earthen vessel)
earthen (1), earthenware (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3749: ὀστράκινος
ὀστράκινος, ὀστρακινη, ὀστράκινον (ὄστρακον baked clay), made of clay, earthen: σκεύη ὀστράκινα, 2 Timothy 2:20; with the added suggestion of frailty, 2 Corinthians 4:7. (Jeremiah 19:1, 11; Jeremiah 39:14
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceof earth, earthen.
From ostrakon ("oyster") (a tile, i.e. Terra cotta); earthen-ware, i.e. Clayey; by implication, frail -- of earth, earthen.
Forms and Transliterationsοστρακινα οστράκινα ὀστράκινα οστρακινοις οστρακίνοις ὀστρακίνοις οστράκινον οστρακίνου οστρακίνους οστρακίνω όστρακον οστράκου οστράκω ostrakina ostrákina ostrakinois ostrakínois
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3749
ὀστράκινα — 1 Occ.
ὀστρακίνοις — 1 Occ.
2 Corinthians 4:7 Adj-DNP
GRK: τοῦτον ἐν ὀστρακίνοις σκεύεσιν ἵνα
NAS: this treasure in earthen vessels, so
KJV: treasure in earthen vessels, that
INT: this in earthen vessels that