2859. kolpos
Strong's Concordance
kolpos: the bosom
Original Word: κόλπος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kolpos
Phonetic Spelling: (kol'-pos)
Definition: the bosom
Usage: (a) sing. and plur: bosom; (sinus) the overhanging fold of the garment used as a pocket, (b) a bay, gulf.
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2859 kólpos – properly, the upper part of the chest where a garment naturally folded to form a "pocket" – called the "bosom," the position synonymous with intimacy (union).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
the bosom
NASB Translation
bay (1), bosom (4), lap (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2859: κόλπος

κόλπος, κόλπου, (apparently akin to κοῖλος hollow, (yet cf. Vanicek, p. 179; Liddell and Scott, under the word)), Hebrew חֵיק; the bosom (Latinsinus), i. e. as in the Greek writings from Homer down:

1. the front of the body between the arms hence ἀνακεῖσθαι ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ τίνος, of the one who so reclines at table that his head covers the bosom as it were, the chest, of the one next him (cf. B. D. under the word ), John 13:23. Hence the figurative expressions, ἐν τοῖς κόλποις (on the plural, which occurs as early as Homer, Iliad 9, 570, cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; (Buttmann, 24 (21))) τοῦ Ἀβραάμ εἶναι, to obtain the seat next to Abraham, i. e. to be partaker of the same blessedness as Abraham in paradise, Luke 16:23; ἀποφέρεσθαι ... εἰς τόν κόλπον Ἀβραάμ, to be borne away to the enjoyment of the same felicity with Abraham, Luke 16:22 (οὕτω γάρ παθόντας — according to another reading θανόνταςἈβραάμ καί Ἰσαάκ καί Ἰακώβ ὑποδέξονται εἰς τούς κόλπους αὐτῶν, 4 Macc. 13:16; (see B. D. under the phrase, Abraham's bosom, and) on the rabbinical phrase אברהם שׁל בּחיקו, in Abraham's bosom, to designate bliss in paradise, cf. Lightfoot, Horace, Hebrew et Talmud., p. 851ff); ὤν εἰς τόν κόλπον τοῦ πατρός, lying (turned) unto the bosom of his father (God), i. e. in the closest and most intimate relation to the Father, John 1:18 (Winers Grammar, 415 (387)); cf. Cicero, ad div. 14,4iste vero sit in sinu semper et complexu meo.

2. the bosom of a garment, i. e. the hollow formed by the upper forepart of a rather loose garment bound by a girdle, used for keeping and carrying things (the fold or pocket; cf. B. D. under the word ) (Exodus 4:6; Proverbs 6:27); so, figuratively, μέτρον καλόν διδόναι εἰς τόν κόλπον τίνος, to repay one liberally, Luke 6:38 (ἀποδιδόναι εἰς τόν κόλπον, Isaiah 65:6; Jeremiah 39:18 ()).

3. a bay of the sea (cf. Italiangolfo (English gulf — which may be only the modern representatives of the Greek word)): Acts 27:39.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bosom, breast, bay

Apparently a primary word; the bosom; by analogy, a bay -- bosom, creek.

Forms and Transliterations
κολποις κόλποις κολπον κόλπον κόλπου κόλπους κολπω κόλπω κόλπῳ κόλπωμα kolpo kolpō kólpoi kólpōi kolpois kólpois kolpon kólpon
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 6:38 N-AMS
GRK: εἰς τὸν κόλπον ὑμῶν ᾧ
NAS: to you. They will pour into your lap a good
KJV: into your bosom. For with the same
INT: into the lap of you with that

Luke 16:22 N-AMS
GRK: εἰς τὸν κόλπον Ἀβραάμ ἀπέθανεν
NAS: to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man
KJV: Abraham's bosom: the rich man
INT: into the bosom of Abraham died

Luke 16:23 N-DMP
GRK: ἐν τοῖς κόλποις αὐτοῦ
NAS: away and Lazarus in his bosom.
KJV: in his bosom.
INT: in the bosom of him

John 1:18 N-AMS
GRK: εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς
NAS: God who is in the bosom of the Father,
KJV: is in the bosom of the Father, he
INT: in the bosom of the Father

John 13:23 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ
NAS: on Jesus' bosom one
KJV: on Jesus' bosom one of his
INT: in the bosom of Jesus

Acts 27:39 N-AMS
GRK: οὐκ ἐπεγίνωσκον κόλπον δέ τινα
NAS: but they did observe a bay with a beach,
KJV: a certain creek with
INT: not they did recognize bay however a certain

Strong's Greek 2859
6 Occurrences

κόλπῳ — 1 Occ.
κόλποις — 1 Occ.
κόλπον — 4 Occ.

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