Word Summary
horkos: an oath
Original Word: ὅρκος
Transliteration: horkos
Phonetic Spelling: (hor'-kos)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: an oath
Meaning: an oath
Strong's Concordance

From herkos (a fence; perhaps akin to horion); a limit, i.e. (sacred) restraint (specially, an oath) -- oath.

see GREEK horion

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3727: ὅρκος

ὅρκος, ὅρκου, (from ἔργῳ, εἴργω; equivalent to ἕρκος an enclosure, confinement; hence, Latinorcus) (from Homer down), the Sept. for שֲׁבוּעָה, an oath: Matthew 14:7, 9; Matthew 26:72; Mark 6:26; Luke 1:73 (Winers Grammar, 628 (583); Buttmann, § 144, 13); Acts 2:30 (Winer's Grammar, 226 (212); 603 (561)); Hebrews 6:16; James 5:12; by metonymy, that which has been pledged or promised with an oath; plural vows, Matthew 5:33 ((cf. Wünsche ad loc.)).