Word Summary
desmos: a band, bond
Original Word: δεσμός
Transliteration: desmos
Phonetic Spelling: (des-mon')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine; Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a band, bond
Meaning: a band, bond
Strong's Concordance
ligament, chain, string.

Or desmos des-mos' neuter and masculine respectively from deo; a band, i.e. Ligament (of the body) or shackle (of a prisoner); figuratively, an impediment or disability -- band, bond, chain, string.

see GREEK deo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1199: δεσμός

δεσμός, δεσμοῦ, (δέω) (from Homer down), a band or bond: Mark 7:35 (ἐλύθη δεσμός τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ, i. e. the impediment in his speech was removed); Luke 13:16 (λυθῆναι ἀπό τοῦ δεσμοῦ, of a woman bowed together, held fasces it were by a bond). The plural form τά δεσμά the more common form in Greek writers (Winers Grammar, 63 (62) (cf. Buttmann, 23 (21); see below)), is found in Luke 8:29; Acts 16:26; Acts 20:23; the other form οἱ δεσμοί in Philippians 1:13 (ὥστε τούς δεσμούς μου φανερούς ἐν Χριστῷ γενέσθαι, so that my captivity became manifest as made for the cause of Christ) ("δεσμάsuntvinculaquibusquisconstringitur,sed δεσμόςestincarceremconjectioetcaptivitasinvinculis ...UtraqueformaetceteriGraeciomnesetAtticiutuntur,sednonpromiscueutintersepermutaripossint." Cobet as quoted in Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 353); the genitive and dative in Acts 22:30 Rec.; ; Philippians 1:7, 14, 16 (); Colossians 4:18; 2 Timothy 2:9; Philemon 1:10; Hebrews 10:34 R Tr marginal reading; Hebrews 11:36; Jude 1:6; ἐν τοῖς δεσμοῖς τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, in the captivity into which the preaching of the gospel has thrown me, Philemon 1:13 (Winer's Grammar, 189 (178); cf. reference under the word δέσμιος, at the end).