Word Summary
pterygion: a little wing, (anything like a wing) a battlement
Original Word: πτερύγιον
Transliteration: pterygion
Phonetic Spelling: (pter-oog'-ee-on)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a little wing, (anything like a wing) a battlement
Meaning: a little wing, (anything like a wing) a battlement
Strong's Concordance

Neuter of a presumed derivative of pterux; a winglet, i.e. (figuratively) extremity (top corner) -- pinnacle.

see GREEK pterux

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4419: πτερύγιον

πτερύγιον, πτερυγίου, τό (diminutive of πτέρυξ, which see), the Sept. for כָּנָף;

1. a wing, little wing.

2. any pointed extremity (of the fins of fish, סַנְפִּיר, Leviticus 11:9-12; Deuteronomy 14:9, 10; Aristotle, Theophrastus; of a part of the dress hanging down in the form of a wing, Ruth 3:9; 1 Samuel 24:5; (Numbers 15:38); Pollux 7, 14, 62): τό πτερύγιον τοῦ ναοῦ and τοῦ ἱεροῦ, the top of the temple at Jerusalem, Hegesippus (circa ) quoted in Eusebius, h. e. 2, 23, 11; τοῦ ἱεροῦ, Matthew 4:5; Luke 4:9; some understand this of the top or apex of the sanctuary (τοῦ ναοῦ), others of the top of Solomon's porch, and others of the top of the Royal Portico; this last Josephus (Antiquities 15, 11, 5) says was of such great height ὡς εἰ ἀπ' ἄκρου τοῦ ταύτης τέγους ἄμφω συντιθεις τά βάθη διοπτευοι σκοτοδινιαν, οὐκ ἐξικνουμενης τῆς ὄψεως εἰς ἀμέτρητον τόν βυθόν; (cf. Recovery of Jerusalem, especially chapter v.).