2978. lailaps
Strong's Concordance
lailaps: a hurricane
Original Word: λαῖλαψ, απος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: lailaps
Phonetic Spelling: (lah'-ee-laps)
Definition: a hurricane
Usage: a sudden storm, squall, whirlwind, hurricane.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
probably from intens. prefix lai- and a prim. root lap-
a hurricane
NASB Translation
fierce gale (1), gale (1), storm (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2978: λαῖλαψ

λαῖλαψ ((L T Tr WH) not λαῖλαψ (Griesbach), cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 e.; Lipsius, Grammat. Untersuch., p. 37f; (Chandler § 620; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101)), λαίλαπος, (masculine in א* Mark 4:37; cf. Thomas Magister, Ritschl edition, p. 226, 4), a whirlwind, tempestuous wind: 2 Peter 2:17; λαῖλαψ ἀνέμου (cf. German Sturmwind; ἄνεμος σύν λαίλαπι πολλή, Homer, Iliad 17, 57), a violent attack of wind (A. V. a storm of wind), a squall ((see below)), Mark 4:37; Luke 8:23. (The Sept., Job 21:18; Job 38:1; Wis. 5:15, 24; Sir. 48:9.) (According to Schmidt (chapter 55 § 13), λαῖλαψ is never a single gust, nor a steadily blowing wind, however violent; but a storm breaking forth from black thunder-clouds in furious gusts, with floods of rain, and throwing everything topsy-turvy; according to Aristotle, de mund. 4, p. 395{a}, 7 it is 'a whirlwind revolving from below upward.')

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
storm, tempest.

Of uncertain derivation; a whirlwind (squall) -- storm, tempest.

Forms and Transliterations
λαιλαπος λαίλαπος λαιλαψ λαίλαψ λαῖλαψ λάκκοις λάκκον λάκκος λάκκου λάκκους λάκκω λάκκων lailapos laílapos lailaps laîlaps
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 4:37 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ γίνεται λαῖλαψ μεγάλη ἀνέμου
NAS: a fierce gale of wind,
KJV: there arose a great storm of wind, and
INT: And comes a storm violent of wind

Luke 8:23 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ κατέβη λαῖλαψ ἀνέμου εἰς
NAS: along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind
KJV: and there came down a storm of wind on
INT: and came down a storm of wind on

2 Peter 2:17 N-GFS
GRK: ὁμίχλαι ὑπὸ λαίλαπος ἐλαυνόμεναι οἷς
NAS: driven by a storm, for whom
KJV: with a tempest; to whom
INT: clouds by storm being driven to whom

Strong's Greek 2978
3 Occurrences

λαίλαπος — 1 Occ.
λαῖλαψ — 2 Occ.

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