4209. porphura
Strong's Concordance
porphura: purple fish, purple dye, purple cloth
Original Word: πορφύρα, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: porphura
Phonetic Spelling: (por-foo'-rah)
Short Definition: a purple garment
Definition: a purple garment, indicating power or wealth.
HELPS Word-studies

4209 porphýra – purple, symbolic of "royal status" (L & N, 1, 79.38). There were three familiar shades of purple in the ancient world: deep violet, deep scarlet (or crimson), and deep blue (WP, 2, 220).

Prov 31:22 associates purple with "godly (ideal) femininity," i.e. "righteous femaleness."

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4209: πορφύρα

πορφύρα, πορφύρας, , the Sept. for אַרְגָמָן;

1. the purple-fish, a species of shell-fish or mussel: (Aeschylus, Sophocles), Isocrates, Aristotle, others; add 1 Macc. 4:23, on which see Grimm; (cf. B. D., under the word 1).

2. a fabric colored with the purple dye, a garment made from purple cloth (so from Aeschylus down): Mark 15:17, 20; Luke 16:19; Revelation 17:4 Rec.; .

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Latin origin; the "purple" mussel, i.e. (by implication) the red-blue color itself, and finally a garment dyed with it -- purple.

Forms and Transliterations
πορφύρα πορφυραν πορφύραν πορφυρας πορφύρας πορφυρίδων πορφυρίωνα πορφυρού porphuran porphuras porphyran porphýran porphyras porphýras
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Strong's Greek 4209
4 Occurrences

πορφύραν — 3 Occ.
πορφύρας — 1 Occ.

Mark 15:17 N-AFS
GRK: ἐνδιδύσκουσιν αὐτὸν πορφύραν καὶ περιτιθέασιν
NAS: They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting
KJV: him with purple, and
INT: they put on him purple [garment] and placed on

Mark 15:20 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτὸν τὴν πορφύραν καὶ ἐνέδυσαν
NAS: Him, they took the purple robe off
KJV: they took off the purple from him,
INT: him the purple [garment] and put on

Luke 16:19 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ ἐνεδιδύσκετο πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον
NAS: and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen,
KJV: was clothed in purple and
INT: and he was clothed in purple and fine linen

Revelation 18:12 N-GFS
GRK: βυσσίνου καὶ πορφύρας καὶ σιρικοῦ
NAS: and fine linen and purple and silk
KJV: fine linen, and purple, and silk,
INT: of fine linen and of purple and of silk

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