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ἕλκος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἕλκος, ους, τό
Greek transliteration: 
helkos
Simplified transliteration: 
helkos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1668
GK Number: 
1814
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3d(2b)
Gloss: 
sore, abscess
Definition: 
pr. a wound; hence, an ulcer, sore, Lk. 16:21; Rev. 16:2, 11*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 16:21 who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. But instead, the dogs used to come and lick his sores (helkē | ἕλκη | acc pl neut).
Revelation 16:2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and a repulsive and malignant sore (helkos | ἕλκος | nom sg neut) broke out on everyone who bore the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
Revelation 16:11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores (helkōn | ἑλκῶν | gen pl neut), but they would not repent of their deeds.