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φυλακτήριον

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
φυλακτήριον, ου, τό
Greek transliteration: 
phylaktērion
Simplified transliteration: 
phylakterion
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5440
GK Number: 
5873
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2c
Gloss: 
phylactery, a small box containing Scripture verses, traditionally bound on the forehead and arm by the Jews during prayer
Definition: 
the station of a guard, or watch; a preservative, safeguard; hence, a phylactery or amulet, worn about the person; from which circumstance the word is used in the NT as a term for the Jewish Tephillin or prayer-case, which took their rise from the injunction in Deut. 6:8; 11:18; Mt. 23:5*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 23:5 They do all their deeds to be seen by others: they make their phylacteries (phylaktēria | φυλακτήρια | acc pl neut) broad and their tassels long,