peira: a trial, an experimentOriginal Word: πεῖρα, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (pi'-rah)
Short Definition: a trial, experiment
Definition: a trial, experiment, attempt.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
a trial, an experiment
attempted* (1), experienced* (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3984: πεῖρα
πεῖρα, πειρας, ἡ (πειράω), from Aeschylus down, a trial, experiment, attempt: πεῖραν λαμβάνειν τίνος, equivalent to to attempt a thing, to make trial of a thing or a person (a phrase common in secular authors; cf. Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 18; Cyril 3, 3, 38; see other examples in Sturz, Lex. Xenoph. iii., p. 488; Plato, Protag., p. 342 a.; Gorgias, p. 448 a.; Josephus, Antiquities 8, 6, 5; Aelian v. h. 12, 22; often in Polybius, cf. Schweighäuser, Lex. Polybius, p. 460; the Sept. Deuteronomy 28:56; (other examples in Bleek on Hebrews, the passage cited; Field, Otium Norv. pars iii., p. 146)), θαλάσσης, to try whether the sea can be crossed dry-shod like the land, Hebrews 11:29; to have trial of a thing, i. e. to experience, learn to know by experience, μαστίγων, Hebrews 11:36 (often in Polybius; τῆς προνοίας, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 5, 1).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancetrial.
From the base of peran (through the idea of piercing); a test, i.e. Attempt, experience -- assaying, trial.
see GREEK peran
Forms and Transliterationsπείρα πειραν πείραν πεῖραν peiran peîran
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3984
πεῖραν — 2 Occ.
Hebrews 11:29 N-AFS
GRK: γῆς ἧς πεῖραν λαβόντες οἱ
NAS: and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
KJV: the Egyptians assaying to do
INT: land of which attempt having made the