G5495 – cheir – χείρ a hand; fig. power

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noun feminine
from the base of , i.e., “hollowness” for grasping
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Find “cheir” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) a hand
2) figuratively: power

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

perhaps from the base of in the sense of its congener the base of (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument):—hand.

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) by the help or agency of any one, by means of any one
2) fig. applied to God symbolising his might, activity, power
2a) in creating the universe
2b) in upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one)
2c) in punishing
2d) in determining and controlling the destinies of men

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.