sinapi: mustard (a plant)Original Word: σίναπι, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (sin'-ap-ee)
Short Definition: mustard
Definition: mustard (probably the shrub, not the herb).
4615 sínapi – a mustard plant ("tree"), always used in connection with its seed (the smallest of all Palestinian seeds in common use).
[The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds that a Palestinian farmer would sow in his field. A mustard plant reaches a height of three meters (about ten feet). This is a huge plant when fully matured and bears very tiny seeds.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of Eg. origin
mustard (a plant)
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4615: σίναπι
σίναπι (also σινηπι (but not in the N. T.), both later for the Attic νᾶπυ (so accented in late authors, better νᾶπυ), see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 288) (thought to be of Egyptian origin; cf. Vanicek, Fremdwörter, under the word νᾶπυ), σινάπεως (Buttmann, 14 (13)), τό, mustard, the name of a plant which in oriental countries grows from a very small seed and attains to the height of 'a tree' — ten feet and more; hence, a very small quantity of a thing is likened to a κόκκος σινάπεως (A. V. a grain of mustard seed), Matthew 17:20; Luke 17:6; and also a thing which grows to a remarkable size, Matthew 13:31; Mark 4:31; Luke 13:19. (Cf. B. D., under the word
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancemustard.
Perhaps from sinomai (to hurt, i.e. Sting); mustard (the plant) -- mustard.
Forms and Transliterationsσιναπεως σινάπεως sinapeos sinapeōs sinápeos sinápeōs
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4615
σινάπεως — 5 Occ.
Matthew 13:31 N-GNS
GRK: οὐρανῶν κόκκῳ σινάπεως ὃν λαβὼν
NAS: is like a mustard seed,
KJV: to a grain of mustard seed, which
INT: heavens to a grain of mustard which having taken