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μόδιος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
μόδιος, ίου, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
modios
Simplified transliteration: 
modios
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3426
GK Number: 
3654
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2a
Gloss: 
large bowl (holds about eight dry quarts)
Definition: 
a modius, a Roman measure for things dry, containing 16 sextarii, and equivalent to about a peck (8.75 liters); in NT a corn measure, Mt. 5:15; Mk. 4:21; Lk. 11:33*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 5:15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under the meal-tub (modion | μόδιον | acc sg masc), but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Mark 4:21 And he said to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket (modion | μόδιον | acc sg masc) be put or a bed, is it? Is it not to be put on a lampstand? be put
Luke 11:33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a vault or under a basket (modion | μόδιον | acc sg masc), but on a lampstand, so that those who come in can see the light.