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Cock

(Matthew 26:34; Mark 13:35; 14:30) etc. The domestic cock and hen were early known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and as no mention is made in the Old Testament of these birds, and no figures of them occur on the Egyptian monuments, they probably came into Judea with the Romans, who, as is well known, prized these birds both as articles of food and for cock-fighting.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.

2. (n.) A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.

3. (n.) A chief man; a leader or master.

4. (n.) The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.

5. (n.) A faucet or valve.

6. (n.) The style of gnomon of a dial.

7. (n.) The indicator of a balance.

8. (n.) The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.

9. (v. t.) To set erect; to turn up.

10. (v. t.) To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.

11. (v. t.) To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.

12. (v. t.) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.

13. (v. i.) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.

14. (n.) The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.

15. (n.) The notch of an arrow or crossbow.

16. (n.) The hammer in the lock of a firearm.

17. (v. t.) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.

18. (v. i.) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.

19. (n.) A small conical pile of hay.

20. (v. t.) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.

21. (n.) A small boat.

22. (n.) A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COCK

kok (alektor; Latin gallus): There is no reference in the Old Testament to domesticated poultry, which was probably first introduced into Judea after the Roman conquest. See CHICKEN. The cock is several times mentioned in the New Testament and always with reference to its habit of crowing in eastern countries with such regularity as to be almost clocklike. The first full salute comes almost to the minute at half-past eleven, the second at half-past one, and the third at dawn. So uniformly do the cocks keep time and proclaim these three periods of night that we find cock-crowing mentioned as a regular division of time: "Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whether at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning" (Mark 13:35). Jesus had these same periods of night in mind when he warned Peter that he would betray Him. Matthew 26:34 Luke 22:34 John 13:38, give almost identical wording of the warning. But in all his writing Mark was more explicit, more given to exact detail. Remembering the divisions of night as the cocks kept them, his record reads: "And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say into thee, that thou today, even this night, before the cock crow twice, shalt deny me thrice" (Mark 14:30). See CHICKEN. It is hardly necessary to add that the cocks crow at irregular intervals as well as at the times indicated, according to the time of the year and the phase of the moon (being more liable to crow during the night if the moon is at the full), or if a storm threatens, or there is any disturbance in their neighborhood.

Gene Stratton-Porter

Greek
220. alektor -- a rooster
... a rooster. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: alektor Phonetic Spelling:
(al-ek'-tore) Short Definition: a cock, rooster Definition: a cock ... cock. ...
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5455. phoneo -- to call out
... Transliteration: phoneo Phonetic Spelling: (fo-neh'-o) Short Definition: I crow,
shout, summon Definition: I give forth a sound, hence: (a) of a cock: I crow ...
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219. alektorophonia -- the crowing of a rooster
... cockcrowing. From alektor and phone; cock-crow, ie The third night-watch -- cockcrowing.
see GREEK alektor. see GREEK phone. (alektorophonias) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Library

Hymn at Cock-Crow
... I. HYMN AT COCK-CROW. Awake! the shining day is born! The herald cock proclaims
the morn: And Christ, the soul's Awakener, cries, Bidding us back to life arise. ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/i hymn at cock-crow.htm

Wesley and the Cock-Fighter
... Chapter 5. Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles;
Natural Amphitheater at Gwennap; Wesley in Danger Wesley and the Cock-fighter. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley and the cock-fighter.htm

Notes
... 2 The allusions to the cock in this and the following poem (ii.37-55) were doubtless
inspired by the lines of Ambrose in his morning hymn beginning Aeterne ...
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Of the Proof of their Freedom from any Discrepancies in the ...
... Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, until thou deniest me
thrice." [1245] John, from whose Gospel I have taken the passage introduced ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter ii of the proof of.htm

The Fall of Peter
... Jesus. But he denied, saying, I neither know, nor understand what thou
sayest: and he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 14 66-72 the fall of.htm

John Chapter xiii. 36-38.
... Hear what thou art: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till
thou hast denied me thrice." See, that is how thou wilt speedily become ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate lxvi john chapter xiii.htm

Peter Thrice Denies the Lord.
... He denied, and said, I am not. ^b and he went out into the porch; and the cock
crew. ... And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxxvii peter thrice denies the.htm

On the Animals
... The cock is the Lord, so I think, or a saint: in Solomon: and the cock is glad as
it walks among the hens. And in Job: who gave the cock knowledge? ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/iv on the animals.htm

Peter's Denial. Ch. 22:54-62
... And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.61 And the Lord turned,
and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/e peters denial ch 22 54-62.htm

Meditations for the Morning.
... 3. If thou hearest the cock crow, remember Peter, to imitate him (Luke 22:61, 62;)
and call to mind that cock-crowing sound of the last trumpet, which shall ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/meditations for the morning.htm

Thesaurus
Cock (12 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock. 3. (n.) A chief
man; a leader or master. 4. (n.) The crow of a cock, esp. ...
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Cock-crowing (3 Occurrences)
Cock-crowing. Cockcrowing, Cock-crowing. Cocker . ... But the ancient division,
known as the first and second cock-crowing, was still retained. ...
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Cock's (7 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Cock's (7 Occurrences). Matthew 26:34 Jesus said
to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the ...
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Cock-crow (1 Occurrence)
Cock-crow. Cockcrow, Cock-crow. Cockcrowing . Multi-Version
Concordance Cock-crow (1 Occurrence). Mark 13:35 Be wakeful ...
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Cockcrowing (1 Occurrence)
... But the ancient division, known as the first and second cock-crowing, was
still retained. ... Mark mentions (14:30) the two cock-crowings. ...
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Thrice (17 Occurrences)
... Thrice (17 Occurrences). Matthew 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. ...
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Disown (18 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:34 "In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that this very night,
before the cock crows, you will three times disown me." (WEY NIV). ...
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Crew (7 Occurrences)
... And immediately the cock crew. (KJV ASV DBY). ... And he went out into the porch; and
the cock crew. (KJV ASV DBY YLT). Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. ...
/c/crew.htm - 8k

Wilt (324 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT). Matthew 26:34 Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that
this night, before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. (WBS YLT). ...
/w/wilt.htm - 36k

Cockatrice (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary The mediaeval name (a corruption of "crocodile") of
a fabulous serpent supposed to be produced from a cock's egg. ...
/c/cockatrice.htm - 10k

Concordance
Cock (12 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:34
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 26:74
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 26:75
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Mark 14:30
And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Mark 14:68
But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 14:72
And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 22:34
And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 22:60
And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 22:61
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

John 13:38
Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

John 18:27
Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Proverbs 30:31
The war-horse, and the he-goat, and the king when his army is with him.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Cock

Cock Crowing: General Scriptures Concerning

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Cock's (7 Occurrences)

Cock-crow (1 Occurrence)

Cockcrowing (1 Occurrence)

Thrice (17 Occurrences)

Disown (18 Occurrences)

Crew (7 Occurrences)

Wilt (324 Occurrences)

Cockatrice (3 Occurrences)

Recollected (6 Occurrences)

Cry (431 Occurrences)

Dog (19 Occurrences)

Weeping (237 Occurrences)

Weep (97 Occurrences)

Peter's (11 Occurrences)

Chicken

Aloud (141 Occurrences)

Sooner (21 Occurrences)

Mayest (240 Occurrences)

Spoken (631 Occurrences)

You're (8 Occurrences)

Overcome (300 Occurrences)

To-day (208 Occurrences)

Thereon (90 Occurrences)

Remark (2 Occurrences)

Minute (19 Occurrences)

Crows (8 Occurrences)

Crow (9 Occurrences)

Sayest (66 Occurrences)

Straightway (96 Occurrences)

Mind (615 Occurrences)

Mean (93 Occurrences)

Hammer (15 Occurrences)

Time (7245 Occurrences)

Cockle (1 Occurrence)

Straight (196 Occurrences)

Verily (146 Occurrences)

Solemn (100 Occurrences)

Truly (468 Occurrences)

Till (774 Occurrences)

Vestibule (36 Occurrences)

Zoology

Night (3322 Occurrences)

Outer (98 Occurrences)

Outside (215 Occurrences)

Oaths (49 Occurrences)

Owner (56 Occurrences)

Greyhound (1 Occurrence)

Wakeful (3 Occurrences)

Fowl (73 Occurrences)

Rooster (13 Occurrences)

Entryway (2 Occurrences)

Dawn (70 Occurrences)

Doorway (221 Occurrences)

During (182 Occurrences)

Declared (261 Occurrences)

Disowned (10 Occurrences)

Denied (34 Occurrences)

Master's (52 Occurrences)

Peacock

Presently (25 Occurrences)

Behalf (140 Occurrences)

Basilisk (3 Occurrences)

Curses (55 Occurrences)

Cockcrow (1 Occurrence)

Comb (3 Occurrences)

Cobra's (1 Occurrence)

Cocoon (1 Occurrence)

Crest (2 Occurrences)

Cocker

Answereth (144 Occurrences)

Answers (42 Occurrences)

Anathematise (1 Occurrence)

Spur (3 Occurrences)

Deny (48 Occurrences)

Solemnly (62 Occurrences)

Heel (8 Occurrences)

Hour (124 Occurrences)

Disciple (38 Occurrences)

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