Word Summary
cheilos: a lip, an edge
Original Word: χεῖλος
Transliteration: cheilos
Phonetic Spelling: (khi'-los)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a lip, an edge
Meaning: a lip, an edge
Strong's Concordance
lip, shore.

From a form of the same as chasma; a lip (as a pouring place); figuratively, a margin (of water) -- lip, shore.

see GREEK chasma

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5491: χεῖλος

χεῖλος, χείλους, τό, genitive plural in the uncontracted form χειλέων (Hebrews 13:15; see ὄρος) (χέω equivalent to ΧΑΩ, χαίνω), from Homer down, the Sept. for שָׂפָה, a lip;

a. in the N. T. of the speaking mouth (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32): Matthew 15:8; Mark vil. 6; Romans 3:13; 1 Corinthians 14:21; Hebrews 13:15 (on which see καρπός, 2 c.); 1 Peter 3:10.

b. metaphorically: χεῖλος τῆς θαλάσσης, the seashore, Hebrews 11:12 (Genesis 22:17; Exodus 7:15; Exodus 14:30, etc.; of the shore of a lake, Josephus, b. j. 3, 10, 7; of the banks of rivers, Herodotus 2 (70). 94; (Aristotle, de mirab. aud. 46; 150; cf. hist. an. 6, 16, p. 570a, 22); Polybius 3, 14, 6; (cf. Winer's Grammar, pp. 18, 30)).