sukaminos: the mulberry tree, the sycamineOriginal Word: συκάμινος, ου, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (soo-kam'-ee-nos)
Short Definition: a sycamore tree
Definition: a sycamore tree, black mulberry tree.
4807 sykáminos – a sycamine tree, most likely the black mulberry tree, known for its medicinal properties – hence, distinguished by Luke the physician (see WP at Lk 17:6).
4807 /sykáminos ("mulberry tree") is deciduous, yields black berries, and grows about six meters high (roughly 20 feet).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of Hebrew origin shiqmah
the mulberry tree, the sycamine
mulberry tree (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4807: συκάμινος
συκάμινος, συκαμινου, ἡ, Hebrew שִׁקְמָה (of which only the plural שִׁקְמִים is found in the O. T., 1 Kings 10:27; Isaiah 9:10; Amos 7:14; once שִׁקְמות), a sycamine, a tree having the form and foliage of the mulberry, but fruit resembling the fig (equivalent to συκομορέα, which see (but Tristram, Nat. Hist. of the Bible, 2nd edition, p. 396f; BB. DD., etc., regard the sycamine as the black-mulberry tree, and the sycomore as the fig-mulberry)): Luke 17:6. (Often in Theophrastus; Strabo 17, p. 823; Diodorus 1, 34; Dioscorid. 1, 22.) (Cf. Vanicek, Fremdwörter, p. 54; especially Löw, Aram. Pflanzennamen, § 332, cf. § 338; BB. DD., as above; 'Bible Educator' 4:343; Pickering, Chron. Hist. of Plants, pp. 106, 258.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancesycamine tree, mulberry tree
see GREEK sukomoraia
see HEBREW shaqam
Forms and Transliterationsσυκαμίνους συκαμινω συκαμίνω συκαμίνῳ συκαμίνων sukamino sukaminō sykamino sykaminō sykamínoi sykamínōi
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