4608. sikera
Strong's Concordance
sikera: fermented liquor
Original Word: σίκερα, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Indeclinable, Other Type
Transliteration: sikera
Phonetic Spelling: (sik'-er-ah)
Definition: fermented liquor
Usage: intoxicating drink.
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4608 síkera (a transliteration of the Hebrew 7941/shēkhār, "alcoholic drink") – any fermented, intoxicating drink (sometimes made from grapes); "strong drink, fermented from fruits, grain, dates or honey, i.e. not distilled alcoholic beverages "such as whiskey, gin, and vodka, which were not known in the ancient world" (L & N, 1, 6.200).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin shekar
fermented liquor
NASB Translation
liquor (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4608: σίκερα

σίκερα, τό (Hebrew שֵׁכָר (rather, according to Kautzsch (Gram., p. 11) for שִׁכְרָא (properly, σικρα) the stative emphatic of שְׁכַר (literally, 'intoxicating' drink))), indeclinable (Winers Grammar, 68 (66); Buttmann, 24 (21)) (yet Eusebius, praep. evang. 6, 10, 8 has a genitive σικερος (and Sophocles in his Lex. quotes from Cyrill. Alex. 1, 1041 d. (edited by Migne) a genitive σικερατος), strong drink, an intoxicating beverage, different from wine (except in Numbers 28:7 (cf. Isaiah 28:7)); it was a factitious product, made of a mixture of sweet ingredients, whether derived from grain and vegetables, or from the juice of fruits (dates), or a decoction of honey: Luke 1:15 (Leviticus 10:9; Numbers 6:3; Deuteronomy 14:25 (); , etc.; the same Hebrew word is rendered also by μέθυσμα, Judges 13:4, 7, 14; Micah 2:11). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Wein, künstlicher; (B. D., under the word ).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
strong drink.

Of Hebrew origin (shekar); an intoxicant, i.e. Intensely fermented liquor -- strong drink.

see HEBREW shekar

Forms and Transliterations
σικερα σικέρα σίκερα σικέραν Σίκιμα σίκλοι σίκλον σίκλος σίκλου σίκλους σίκλω σικλών σίκλων σικυηράτω σικύους sikera síkera
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Luke 1:15 N
GRK: οἶνον καὶ σίκερα οὐ μὴ
NAS: or liquor, and he will be filled
KJV: nor strong drink; and
INT: wine and strong drink no not

Strong's Greek 4608
1 Occurrence

σίκερα — 1 Occ.

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