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κιθάρα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κιθάρα, ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
kithara
Simplified transliteration: 
kithara
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2788
GK Number: 
3067
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
harp, lyre
Definition: 
a lyre, harp, 1 Cor. 14:7; Rev. 5:8; 14:2; 15:2*

Greek-English Concordance for

1 Corinthians 14:7 It is the same with lifeless things that produce sound, whether flute or harp (kithara | κιθάρα | nom sg fem); if they do not make a difference between notes, how will what is being played on the flute or the harp be understood?
Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp (kitharan | κιθάραν | acc sg fem) and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Revelation 14:2 And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The sound I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps (kitharais | κιθάραις | dat pl fem),
Revelation 15:2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and his image and the number of his name. They were standing beside the sea of glass with harps (kitharas | κιθάρας | acc pl fem) given them by God.