Strong's Greek: 5521. χολή (cholé) -- gall (a bitter herb)
5521. cholé
Strong's Concordance
cholé: gall (a bitter herb)
Original Word: χολή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: cholé
Phonetic Spelling: (khol-ay')
Short Definition: gall, bitter herbs
Definition: gall, bitter herbs.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5521: χολή

χολή, χολῆς, (equivalent to χόλος, from χέω to pour out (now thought to be connected with χλόη, χλωρός, etc. 'yellowish green'; cf. Curtius, § 200; Vanicek, p. 247)), first found in Archilochus (8th century B.C.), afterward in Aeschylus and following.

1. bile, gall: Matthew 27:34 (cf. the Sept. Psalm 68:22 ()) (cf. B. D., under the word Gall); Acts 8:23 (on which see πικρία); for מְרֵרָה, Job 16:13.

2. in the O. T. it is also used of other bitter things; for לַעֲנָה, wormwood, Proverbs 5:4; Lamentations 3:15; hence, some understand the word in Matthew 27:34 to mean myrrh, on account of Mark 15:23; but see σμυρνίζω, 2; (B. D. as above).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
gall.

Feminine of an equivalent perhaps akin to the same as Chloe (from the greenish hue); "gall" or bile, i.e. (by analogy) poison or an anodyne (wormwood, poppy, etc.) -- gall.

Forms and Transliterations
χολή χολην χολήν χολὴν χολης χολής χολῆς χόλω χονδριτών cholen cholēn cholḕn choles cholês cholēs cholē̂s
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Strong's Greek 5521
2 Occurrences


χολὴν — 1 Occ.
χολῆς — 1 Occ.

Matthew 27:34 N-GFS
GRK: οἶνον μετὰ χολῆς μεμιγμένον καὶ
NAS: mixed with gall; and after tasting
KJV: with gall: and
INT: wine with gall mingled and

Acts 8:23 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς γὰρ χολὴν πικρίας καὶ
NAS: For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness
KJV: art in the gall of bitterness, and
INT: in indeed a gall of bitterness and

2 Occurrences

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