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Σύρτις

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
Σύρτις, εως, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
Syrtis
Simplified transliteration: 
Syrtis
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4950
GK Number: 
5358
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3e(5b)
Gloss: 
Syrtis
Definition: 
a shoal, sand-bank, a place dangerous on account of shoals, two of which were particularly famous on the northern coast of Africa, one lying near Carthage, and the other, the syrtis major, lying between Cyrene and Leptis, which is probably referred to in Acts 27:17*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 27:17 After hoisting it up, they passed cables under the ship to hold it together. Then, fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis (Syrtin | Σύρτιν | acc sg fem), they lowered the sea anchor, and thus they let the ship be driven along.