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ἄγκυρα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἄγκυρα, ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
ankyra
Simplified transliteration: 
ankyra
Numbers
Strong's number: 
45
GK Number: 
46
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
anchor; used fig. of security
Definition: 
an anchor, Acts 27:29, 30, 40; Heb. 6:19*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 27:29 Fearing that we might run aground on the rocky coast, they dropped four anchors (ankyras | ἀγκύρας | acc pl fem) from the stern and prayed for day to come.
Acts 27:30 But when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and had lowered the dinghy into the sea pretending they intended to let down anchors (ankyras | ἀγκύρας | acc pl fem) from the bow,
Acts 27:40 So they cut loose the anchors (ankyras | ἀγκύρας | acc pl fem), left them in the sea, and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.
Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor (ankyran | ἄγκυραν | acc sg fem) for life, both sure and steadfast — a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the veil,