G2836 – koilia – κοιλία belly, womb

Strong’s ID:
Greek Word:
Part of Speech:
noun feminine
Usage Count:
Find “koilia” in the Bible (New Testament)

Strong’s Greek Lexicon

from κοιλος koilos (“hollow”); a cavity, i.e. (especially) the abdomen; by implication, the matrix; figuratively, the heart:—belly, womb.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) the whole belly, the entire cavity
1a) the upper [i.e. stomach] and the lower belly are distinguished
2) the lower belly, the lower region, the receptacle of the excrement
3) the gullet
3a) to be given up to the pleasures of the palate, to gluttony
4) the womb, the place where the foetus is conceived and nourished until birth
4a) of the uterus of animals
5) the innermost part of a man, the soul, heart as the seat of thought, feeling, choice

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.