sinapi: mustard (a plant)Original Word: σίναπιTransliteration:
(sin'-ap-ee)Part of Speech:
Noun, NeuterShort Definition:
mustard (a plant)Meaning:
mustard (a plant)
Perhaps from sinomai (to hurt, i.e. Sting); mustard (the plant) -- mustard.
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4615: σίναπισίναπι
(but not in the N. T.), both later for the Attic νᾶπυ
(so accented in late authors, better νᾶπυ
), see Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 288) (thought to be of Egyptian origin; cf. Vanicek
, Fremdwörter, under the word νᾶπυ
, 14 (13)), τό
the name of a plant which in oriental countries grows from a very small seed and attains to the height of 'a tree' — ten feet and more; hence, a very small quantity of a thing is likened to a κόκκος σινάπεως
(A. V. a grain of mustard seed
), Matthew 17:20
; Luke 17:6
; and also a thing which grows to a remarkable size, Matthew 13:31
; Mark 4:31
; Luke 13:19
. (Cf. B. D.
, under the word ; Löw, Aram. Pflanzennamen, § 134; Carruthers in the 'Bible Educator' vol. i., p. 119f; Tristram, Nat. Hist. of the Bible, p. 472f; Thomson, The Land and the Book, ii., 100f.)<1>