1366. distomos
Strong's Concordance
distomos: double-mouthed, two-edged
Original Word: δίστομος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: distomos
Phonetic Spelling: (dis'-tom-os)
Definition: double-mouthed, two-edged
Usage: (lit: twain-mouthed; hence: of a sword, as a drinker of blood), two-edged.
HELPS Word-studies

1366 dístomos – properly, two-mouthed (having two edges), like a "two-edged" sword with both sides of the blade sharpened to an edge; (figuratively) what penetrates at every point of contact, coming in or going out.

[A two-edged sword is an ideal defensive-offensive weapon and was known as "a drinker of blood" (Souter).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dis and stoma
double-mouthed, two-edged
NASB Translation
two-edged (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1366: δίστομος

δίστομος, δίστομον (δίς and στόμα), having a double mouth, as a river, Polybius 34, 10, 5; (ὁδοί i. e. branching, Sophocles O. C. 900). As στόμα is used of the edge of a sword and of other weapons, so δίστομος has the meaning two-edged: used of a sword in Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16; Revelation 2:12, and according to Schott in ; also Judges 3:16; Proverbs 5:4; Psalm 149:6: Sir. 21:3; ξίφος, Euripides, Hel. 983.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
with two edges, two-edged.

From dis and stoma; double-edged -- with two edges, two-edged.

see GREEK dis

see GREEK stoma

Forms and Transliterations
δίστομοι διστομον δίστομον διστομος δίστομος διστόμου distomon dístomon distomos dístomos
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Englishman's Concordance
Hebrews 4:12 Adj-AFS
GRK: πᾶσαν μάχαιραν δίστομον καὶ διικνούμενος
NAS: than any two-edged sword, and piercing
KJV: than any twoedged sword, piercing
INT: any sword two-edged even penetrating

Revelation 1:16 Adj-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ ῥομφαία δίστομος ὀξεῖα ἐκπορευομένη
NAS: a sharp two-edged sword;
KJV: went a sharp twoedged sword: and
INT: of him a sword two-edged sharp going forth

Revelation 2:12 Adj-AFS
GRK: ῥομφαίαν τὴν δίστομον τὴν ὀξεῖαν
NAS: the sharp two-edged sword
KJV: the sharp sword with two edges;
INT: sword two-edged sharp

Strong's Greek 1366
3 Occurrences

δίστομον — 2 Occ.
δίστομος — 1 Occ.

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