Word Summary
nephos: a mass of clouds, a cloud
Original Word: νέφος
Transliteration: nephos
Phonetic Spelling: (nef'-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a mass of clouds, a cloud
Meaning: a mass of clouds, a cloud
Strong's Concordance

Apparently a primary word; a cloud -- cloud.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3509: νέφος

νέφος, νέφους (allied with Latinnubes, nebula, etc.), τό, the Sept. for עָב and עָנָן, a cloud; in the N. T. once tropically, a large, dense multitude, a throng: μαρτύρων, Hebrews 12:1; often so in secular authors, as νεφῶν Τροωον, πεζῶν, ψαρων, κολοιων, Homer, Iliad 4, 274; 16, 66; 17, 755; 23, 133; ἀνθρώπων, Herodotus 8, 109; στρουθῶν, Aristophanes av. 578; ἀκρίδων, Diodorus 3, 29; peditum equitumque nubes, Livy 35, 49. [SYNONYMS: νέφος, νεφέλη: νέφος is general, νεφέλη specific; the former denotes the great, shapeless collection of vapor obscuring the heavens; the latter designates particular and definite masses of the same, suggesting form and limit. Cf. Schmidt vol. i., chapter 36.]