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ὕσσωπος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ὕσσωπος, οῦ, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
hyssōpos
Simplified transliteration: 
hyssopos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5301
GK Number: 
5727
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2b
Gloss: 
hyssop, highly aromatic leaves used in purification rites and at Passover
Definition: 
hyssop, in NT, however, not the plant usually so named, but probably the caper plant; a bunch of hyssop, Heb. 9:19; a hyssop stalk, Jn. 19:29*

Greek-English Concordance for

John 19:29 A jar full of sour wine was there, so they attached a sponge soaked in the sour wine to a stalk of hyssop (hyssōpō | ὑσσώπῳ | dat sg fem) and held it to his mouth.
Hebrews 9:19 For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, taking the blood of calves and goats together with water and scarlet wool and hyssop (hyssōpou | ὑσσώπου | gen sg fem), he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,