4501. rhomphaia
Strong's Concordance
rhomphaia: a sword, piercing grief
Original Word: ῥομφαία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: rhomphaia
Phonetic Spelling: (hrom-fah'-yah)
Short Definition: a sword, piercing grief
Definition: a sword, scimitar; fig: war, piercing grief.
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4501 rhomphaía – a long Thracian sword; "a sword, scimitar" (Souter). 4501 (rhomphaía) is "a large, broad sword" that both cuts and pierces – an imposing sword, synonymous with finality (dominance).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4501: ῤομφαία

ῤομφαία, ῤομφαίας, , a large sword; properly, a long Thracian javelin (cf. Rich, Dict. of Antiq. under the word Rhompaea); also a kind of long sword usually worn on the right shoulder (Hesychius ῤομφαία. Θρακιον ἀμυντηριον, μάχαιρα, ξίφος ἀκόντιον μακρόν; (Suidas 3223 c. (cf. ῥεμβω to revolve, vibrate)); cf. Plutarch, Aemil. 18); (A. V. sword): Revelation 1:16; Revelation 2:12, 16; Revelation 6:8; Revelation 19:15, 21; σου δέ αὐτῆς τήν ψυχήν διελεύσεται ῤομφαία, a figure for 'extreme anguish shall fill (pierce, as it were) thy soul', Luke 2:35, where cf. Kuinoel. (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 12, 4; 7, 12, 1; in Ev. Nicod. 26 the archangel Michael, keeper of Paradise, is called φλογινη ῤομφαία. Very often in the Sept. for חֶרֶב; often also in the O. T. Apocrypha.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Probably of foreign origin; a sabre, i.e. A long and broad cutlass (any weapon of the kind, literally or figuratively) -- sword.

Forms and Transliterations
ρομφαια ρομφαία ρομφάια ῥομφαία ῥομφαίᾳ ρομφαίαι ρομφαίαις ρομφαιαν ρομφαίαν ῥομφαίαν ρομφαίας ρομφαιών ρόπαλον ροπή rhomphaia rhomphaía rhomphaíāi rhomphaian rhomphaían romphaia romphaian
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7 Occurrences

ῥομφαία — 6 Occ.
ῥομφαίαν — 1 Occ.

Luke 2:35 N-NFS
GRK: ψυχὴν διελεύσεται ῥομφαία ὅπως ἂν
NAS: and a sword will pierce even
KJV: (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy
INT: soul will go through a sword so that anyhow

Revelation 1:16 N-NFS
GRK: στόματος αὐτοῦ ῥομφαία δίστομος ὀξεῖα
NAS: two-edged sword; and His face
KJV: a sharp twoedged sword: and his
INT: mouth of him a sword two-edged sharp

Revelation 2:12 N-AFS
GRK: ἔχων τὴν ῥομφαίαν τὴν δίστομον
NAS: the sharp two-edged sword says this:
KJV: the sharp sword with two edges;
INT: has the sword two-edged

Revelation 2:16 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ῥομφαίᾳ τοῦ στόματός
NAS: against them with the sword of My mouth.
KJV: them with the sword of my mouth.
INT: with the sword the mouth

Revelation 6:8 N-DFS
GRK: ἀποκτεῖναι ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν
NAS: to kill with sword and with famine
KJV: to kill with sword, and with
INT: to kill with sword and with

Revelation 19:15 N-NFS
GRK: αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύεται ῥομφαία ὀξεῖα ἵνα
NAS: a sharp sword, so
KJV: goeth a sharp sword, that with
INT: of him goes forth a sword sharp that

Revelation 19:21 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ῥομφαίᾳ τοῦ καθημένου
NAS: were killed with the sword which came
KJV: with the sword of him that sat
INT: with the sword of him who sits

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